AFS Annual Report FY 2019
During this fiscal year, the traction of AFS capacity development advice remained high. AFS countries sustained macroeconomic reforms toward their sustainable development (SDGs) and financing for development (FfD) agendas. The achievements in public financial management, revenue (tax and customs) administration, monetary and financial sector supervision, statistics, and financial and fiscal legislation supported progress toward governments’ objectives to unlock growth potential, bolster resilience to shocks, improve competitiveness and business climate, and foster inclusion. If sustained, they will surely translate into tangible improvements in the populations’ living standards.
AFS medium-term strategy remains aligned to Phase II priorities and takes on board recommendations of the 2018 Review of the Fund’s CD Strategy. It aims to fast track outstanding reforms and adapt to the countries’ evolving priorities. Reflecting CD demands from the region and the Fund’s priorities,
AFS Annual Report FY 2018
FY18 was a milestone year for AFRITAC South (AFS) as it transitioned from its first to its second five-year phase with strong support from AFS beneficiary countries and development partners, including donors and regional organizations. It was also a challenging year with the implementation of new initiatives as well as some risks materializing in a few countries, which affected the delivery of AFS support. Some key areas of progress are:
-205 milestones fully or largely achieved by member countries;
-endorsement of the phase II program within the targeted timeframe;
-successful implementation of the IMF’s new RBM framework;
-introduction of 3-year rolling milestones and circulation of country-specific RBM logframes;
-finalization of funding agreements with member countries and several partners; and
-increased synergy with regional partners on CD priorities and agreement on joint initiatives.
AFS Program Document for the Second Phase
Phase II program document sets the Center’s strategic direction in support of macroeconomic capacity building in the 13 member countries over the period August 2017 – April 2022. English, French and Portuguese versions can be downloaded below.
AFS Annual Report FY 2017
Through FY17 capacity development initiatives aimed at strengthening economic institutions and empowering officials in the region continued to facilitate implementation of major reform plans and harmonization/integration programs with regional partners. FY17 has been another year with good realizations on several fronts. The Program Document for phase II, circulated in May 2017, and this report highlight the key milestones and outcomes achieved and the emerging CD needs. Most of the key milestones and outcomes have been met and independent assessments by development partners continued to assess favorably the center’s CD interventions.
AFS Annual Report FY 2016
AFRITAC South (AFS) is now one year away from the conclusion of phase I. Over the past five years, the center has contributed to its member countries’ macroeconomic institution-building by helping to develop expertise, strengthen economic structures, and implement reforms.