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AFS February-April 2017 Bulletin

AFS concluded FY17 with a higher volume of TA delivery – mainly supported by good traction in most AFS countries and more regional initiatives, including regional seminars and peer learning activities.

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Seminar on Debt Sustainability Analysis using the International Monetary Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis for Market-Access Countries (MAC DSA) held during May 1-5, 2017.

                  IMF AFRITAC South concludes tomorrow a week-long regional seminar on debt sustainability analysis, in collaboration with the IMF’s Strategy, Policy and Review Department. Participants included government officials from Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa and Swaziland. The seminar focused on the IMF’s standardized framework used

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AFS–Report to the Steering Committee on Work Program for FY18

With the program under phase I nearly complete, AFRITAC South (AFS) expects further progress on targeted outcomes across all sectors. Through FY17 capacity development (CD) initiatives aimed at strengthening economic institutions and empowering officials in the region continued to facilitate implementation of major reform plans and harmonization and integration programs with regional partners. FY17 has

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Seminar on Debt Sustainability Analysis using the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Debt Sustainability Framework for Low -Income Countries during April 24- 28, 2017.

During April 24-28, 2017 AFRITAC South, in collaboration with the Strategy, Policy and Review Department of the IMF and the Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Global Practice of the World Bank, held a regional seminar on debt sustainability analysis for low income countries. The event was hosted by the AFRITAC South at the facilities of Africa

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Seminar on Seasonal Adjustments in National Accounts Statistics during April 24- 28, 2017 held at Statistics South Africa, Pretoria.

AFRITAC South is conducting a seminar on seasonal adjustments in national accounts. The focus will be on specific issues, including seasonal patterns and calendar effects in national accounts time series. Twenty-four compilers from eight countries (Angola, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, and Zambia) will participate. The seminar will consist of lectures and workshop

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Closing Remarks by the Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, Mr. Rameswurlall Basant Roi G.C.S.K., Governor, Bank of Mauritius for the Seminar on International Financial Reporting Standards during April 3-7, 2017.

AFRITAC South held a seminar in Ebene, Mauritius, on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) during April 3-7. The objective was to enhance the ability of prudential regulators and bank supervisors from the region to implement IFRS. The focus was on tools and techniques for conducting supervision of banks/financial institutions under the international standards. 25 supervisors

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Seminar on Integrity in Customs during April 3- 7, 2017.

Senior customs officials from twelve AFRITAC South countries participated this week in a regional 5-day seminar on Integrity in Customs. Mr. Sudhamo Lal, Director General of Mauritius Revenue Authority opened the seminar, which provided a discussion forum for exploring challenges to integrity in customs. The seminar discussed: (i) concerns relating to integrity including vulnerabilities; (ii)

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Opening Remarks by the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, Mr Vikram Punchoo at the IMF Afritac South Seminar on International Financial Reporting Standards on April 3, 2017.

Mr. Vikram Punchoo, Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, delivered a speech on April 3, 2017 at the AFRITAC South’s Seminar on International Financial Reporting Standards.  Twenty eight financial sector regulators from 9 countries in the region are participating in the program. The discussions address regional and national challenges in complying with IFRS through sharing of

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Seminar on Integrity in Customs – April 3-7, 2017

              Senior officials from twelve AFRITAC South (AFS) member countries’ customs administrations responsible for managing the compliance of taxpayers and integrity programs participated in an AFS regional seminar ‘Integrity in Customs’ at the IMF Africa Training Institute (ATI) seminar which started on April 3. This five-day seminar was opened

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Seminar on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)- April 3-7, 2017

              AFRITAC South is hosting a seminar this week on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) with specific focus on enhancing the skills and competencies of the officials in the bank supervision departments of Sub Saharan African Countries. Nine Southern Africa countries are represented by 25 middle to senior level

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