• Mission and Vision

    Mission and Vision

    Improving the Macroeconomic Management Frameworks to foster sustainable growth and poverty reduction in Southern Africa.

Welcome to AFRITAC South

The Regional Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) in Southern Africa (AFRITAC South – AFS) is a collaborative effort between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and several bilateral and multilateral donors aimed at providing technical advice (TA) in core macroeconomic and financial management areas to countries in the African sub-Saharan region.


The centre is currently providing TAs and trainings to Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  The main mandate of AFS is to provide capacity-building assistance, facilitate the reform process in member countries, and support regional integration.


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News and Events


AFS Annual Report FY 2015

I have the pleasure of highlighting the achievements of AFRITAC South in FY15 and pointing to the road ahead. The year has been marked by the successful conclusion of the mid-term external evaluation. The findings of this first evaluation provided insights into the Center’s contribution toward bridging capacity gaps and the importance of sustaining ongoing projects in the region for improving macroeconomic conditions. Download Report

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AFS - Quarterly Bulletin (August - October 2015)

Public Financial Management: AFS missions to Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe supported the strengthening of medium-term macro-fiscal frameworks; and one mission to Swaziland assisted on commitment and expenditure control. AFS contributed to two FAD-led missions, one to Madagascar on managing expenditure arrears and one to Lesotho on treasury reforms and decentralization.   Download Bulletin  

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Government Officials from Central and Southern Africa Promote Good Practice in Preventing Tax Fraud

Press Release No. 15/454 October 1, 2015 The AFRITACs Central and South organized on September 28-October 2 an interregional seminar, in collaboration with the Africa Training Institute. The event organized at the institute’s headquarters in Mauritius brought together senior officials and experts in tax and customs from Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritius, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo. Read more- English version Read more - French version

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Southern Africa Officials Share Experience of Natural Resource Wealth Management

Press Release No. 15/451 October 1, 2015 The IMF’s Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center South (AFRITAC South), in collaboration with the Africa Training Institute, held a seminar on “Strengthening Fiscal Frameworks and Public Financial Management Systems for Managing Natural Resource Wealth” on September 21–25, 2015 in Mauritius. Read more

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Seminaire Regional ( en collaboration avec AFRITAC Sud) sur L'integration des Missions Douanieres et Fiscales en vue de la lutte contre les fraudes (Septembre 28 - Octobre 04)

Besoin de mobiliser davantage de ressources fiscales dans un contexte de stagnation des revenus d’exploitations des ressources naturelles, expansion et innovation croissante du circuit informel, besoin accru d'intégration régionale et accords de démantèlement tarifaire, promotion du consentement volontaire aux droits et taxes et amélioration du climat des affaires, tels sont les défis auxquels doivent faire face, chacune de leur côté, les administrations fiscales et douanières des Etats membres d’AFRITAC Centre. Download Outline

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AFS July 2015 Bulletin

During May-July 2015, AFRITAC South (AFS) actively delivered technical assistance (TA) across the spectrum of its main areas of operation: Public Financial Management (PFM): mainly medium-term macro-fiscal frameworks (Comoros, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe), cash and expenditure management (Botswana and Comoros), internal control procedures (Madagascar), and accounting and fiscal reporting (Botswana).   Download Bulletin

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The countries of the AFS region face the challenge of mobilizing and managing resources to finance their efforts to fill the infrastructure gap and undertake needed social spending to address high poverty levels and inequalities, without creating unsustainable debt. After making substantial progress in reducing the debt burden prior to the global financial crisis, the AFS region has experienced an increase in public debt and is set to see its continued increase in the coming years. Download Outline

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PRICE STATISTICS (March 21 - 25, 2016)

The seminar is intended to broaden participants‘ understanding of the theory and practice of compiling consumer prices indices (CPIs). It focuses on the main building blocks of the CPI compilation: sampling and collecting data from retail outlets; handling temporarily and permanently unavailable items; adjusting prices due to quality changes; including new products and outlets; choosing index number formulas at lower and higher levels of aggregation; and chaining and linking indices with updated weighting structures. Download Outline

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The seminar will facilitate a peer-to-peer exchange of views on monetary policy communication among central banks in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on the countries undergoing or contemplating a transition to more forward-looking monetary policy regimes. The topics will include: (i) the communication objectives of a central bank; (ii) internal forecasting processes and communication with the Monetary Policy Committee; (iii) target groups and communication channels; and (iv) the evaluation and preparation of external communication. Download Outline

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MACROECONOMIC DIAGNOSTICS (January 25 - February 05, 2016)

This course aims to strengthen participants’ ability to assess a country’s macroeconomic situation, emphasizing practical tools for use in day-to-day macroeconomic analysis of developments in complex economies. The course draws heavily on actual country experiences, emphasizing diagnostic and analytic tools that typically are not well covered in macroeconomics textbooks or in university courses. Download Outline

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