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AFS February- April 2019 Bulletin

  05/15/2019

The latest issue of our quarterly Bulletin features:

1. the center’s capacity development activities during February- April 2019;
2. feedback from participants in AFS training;
3. the forthcoming AFS seminars and IMF free online courses; and
4. announcements.

Speech of Hon. D Sesungkur - Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance

  05/10/2019

AFRITAC South organized for Mauritius a seminar on Risk-Based Approach to AML/CFT Supervision to help bolster capacity to manage risks related to Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism. There were 36 participants from 13 public institutions dealing with AML/ CFT issues. In opening the week-long seminar on April 22, 2019, the Honorable Dharmendar Sesungkur, Minister for Financial Services and Good Governance praised AFS for its work on AML/CFT in the region.

10th AFRITAC South Steering Committee Meeting

  03/28/2019

The 10th Steering Committee of the International Monetary Fund’s Regional Technical Assistance Center for Southern Africa (AFRITAC South) met in Luanda, Angola on March 27-28, 2019.

In her welcome remarks, Angola’s Secretary of the State Mrs. Aia Eza Da Silva emphasized the importance of capacity development (CD) for economic transformation, boosting job creation, and reducing poverty. She stressed the increased importance of sound public institutions to foster development in a challenging macroeconomic environment characterized by rising debt and increasing infrastructure needs.

Main Takeaways of the Fintech Seminar by Arif Ismail Head of Fintech at the SARB

  03/28/2019

From a technologist’s perspective and given the unique fintech developments in South Africa, how will technology-driven innovation make a lasting impact?

This is an important question. Innovation making a lasting impact means that it delivers to the most important stakeholder – the people, the consumer. So how will fintech be able to do this from a technological perspective? Here’s a perspective that I like to think of as 5 S’s

Opening Address by Arif Ismail- Head of Fintech at the SARB

  03/19/2019

An opening address by Arif Ismail, Head of Fintech at the South African Reserve Bank (SARB),
at the IMF AFRITAC South Fintech Seminar, The Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria,18 March 2019

The fintech frenzy: fad or financial sector transformer?

Signature Ceremony of the EU Financing for AFRITAC South Phase II Signature Ceremony of the EU Financing for AFRITAC South Phase II

  01/17/2019

Joint Press Release
European Union - International Monetary Fund
EU Supports the IMF’s Technical Assistance Centre, AFRITAC South, with Rs 800 Million

Speech of Hon. D. Sesungkur, Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance

  01/17/2019

Hon Minister D. Sesungkur stated "The Government of Mauritius and our people take much pride that the IMF has hand-picked Mauritius to host an AFRITAC antenna to cover the Southern African region. Indeed, the presence of AFRITAC South in Mauritius over the past seven years has gone a long way to further consolidate bilateral ties among the 13 member countries being served by this learning centre."

Opening address of the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mauritius.

  07/18/2018

Opening address by Mr. Vikram Punchoo, Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mauritius at the Seminar on Impact of Basel III reforms in the implementation of Basel II/III in Emerging Market and Developing Economies.

AFS November 2018 - January 2019 Bulletin

  02/15/2019

The latest issue of our quarterly Bulletin features:

1. the center’s capacity development activities during November
2018 - January 2019;
2. feedback from participants in AFS training;
3. the forthcoming AFS seminars and IMF free online courses; and
4. announcements.

AFS February -April 2018 Bulletin

  03/15/2018

The latest issue of our quarterly Bulletin features:

1. the center’s capacity development activities during February – April 2018;
2. interview of AFS resident advisor on IMF’s new results-based management framework;
3. feedback from participants in AFS training;
4. the forthcoming AFS seminars and IMF free online courses; and
5. announcements.

Bank of Mauritius and AFRITAC South Joint Event

  10/19/2018

BANK OF MAURITIUS AND AFRITAC SOUTH PARTNER FOR AN ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR NEW CENTRAL BANK RECRUITS
October 22—26, 2018

Accomplishments of AFRITAC South countries in National Account Statistics

  03/15/2018

Accomplishments of AFRITAC South countries in National Account Statistics.

Press Release - Seminar on Revenue Administration Leadership

  03/15/2018

AFRITAC South seminar on revenue administration leadership from March 19 to 23, 2018 held in Livingstone, Zambia.

9th AFRITAC South Steering Committee Meeting

  03/15/2018

Opening Remarks by Mr. W.L Manungo, Secretary for Finance and Economic Development, Zimbabwe

AFS August-October 2017 Bulletin

  11/14/2017

The latest issue of our quarterly bulletin, features:
1. the center’s capacity development activities during August – October 2017;
2. feedback from participants in AFS training;
3. the forthcoming AFS seminars and IMF free on-line courses; and
4. staff news.

AFS Strengthens Member States Macroeconomic Management and Regional Integration

  03/15/2018

The 9th Steering Committee of the International Monetary Fund's Regional Technical Assistance for Southern Africa (AFRITAC South) met in Victoria Falls on March 14-15, 2018

AFS August - October 2018 Bulletin

  11/16/2018

The latest issue of our quarterly Bulletin features:

1. the center’s capacity development activities during August - October 2018;
2. feedback from participants in AFS training;
3. the forthcoming AFS seminars and IMF free online courses; and
4. announcements.

AFS November 2017 - January 2018 Bulletin

  02/12/2018

The latest issue for our quarterly bulletin, features:

1. the center’s capacity development activities during November 2017 – January 2018;
2. feedback from participants in AFS training;
3. the forthcoming AFS seminars and IMF free on-line courses; and
4. announcement.

AFS May-July 2017 Bulletin

  08/07/2017

This issue of the quarterly bulletin, in addition to the quarter’s capacity development activities, features:
1. An interview with the outgoing Australian High-Commissioner on her three-year close
collaboration with AFRITAC South and the Africa Training Institute (p. 1)
2. A box on Madagascar’s release of rebased national accounts (p. 1)
3. A quote commenting on the peer-to-peer attachment featuring Lesotho and Swaziland
(p. 5)
4. A box on the Bank of Mozambique’s modernization project (p. 6)

Opening Address by Mr. D. Paligadu, Director,Ministry of Finance, Mauritius

  10/31/2017

Opening Address by Mr. D. Paligadu, Director, Mauritius Ministry of Finance and Economic Development at the Seminar on Prevention and Management of Government Expenditure Arrears

Opening address of the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mauritius.

  11/27/2017

Opening address by Mr.Yandraduth Googoolye, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mauritius at the workshop on Legal Aspects of Financial Market Infrastructures

AFS November 2016-January 2017 Bulletin

  02/06/2017

In the past nine months AFS executed 71 percent of its planned annual technical assistance (TA) and training, transmitted over 75 TA reports, and conducted 13 regional seminars/courses. In addition, it delivered a number of tailored workshops and on the-job training during field visits. With increased traction in most countries and additional regional activities, the volume of TA is expected to exceed the initial plan by over 10 percent.

AFS October 2016 Bulletin

  11/07/2016

During the first six months of FY17 AFS executed some 256 field person-weeks of TA, representing 46 percent of the plan, transmitted over 55 TA reports and conducted eight regional seminars/courses. These were supported by tailored workshops and on-the-job training during field visits. Based on current information, the center is expecting to exceed the volume of TA delivery during FY17 , which broadly reflects increased traction in some countries.

AFS February-April 2017 Bulletin

  05/10/2017

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.

AFS April 2016 Bulletin

  05/06/2016

The AFS Steering Committee met in Ebene, Mauritius, on March 31- April 1. It endorsed the work plan for FY17, including greater flexibility for the reallocation of resources during implementation, thereby allowing AFS greater agility and responsiveness for improving execution. The FY17 work program will continue to be integrated with IMF HQ-led TA and will complement development partner initiatives in AFS member countries.

AFS January 2016 Bulletin

  02/23/2016

Public Financial Management: AFS TA supported countries to further improve budget and fiscal frameworks, strengthen inter-agency coordination, and make progress towards improving fiscal transparency, reporting, and risk management (Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Zambia).

AFS July 2016 Bulletin

  08/05/2016

This bulletin is an update on the implementation of the FY17 work plan in the first quarter (May -July 2016). AFS delivered some 122 field person-weeks of technical assistance (TA) across member countries, transmitted 29 TA reports to government agencies, and conducted four regional seminars in addition to the tailored workshops and on-the-job training provided during TA field visits/missions.