Ref N° 34548

Technical Assistance for IDC-National Treasury: Research & Policy Analyst – Aid Effectiveness and Efficiency

South Africa
IDC, National Treasury
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 70 167
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
PWC South Africa, UCT, DPRU, Indyebo
Start date
October 2010
End date
May 2011
Number of staff provided
82 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The Research & Policy Analyst (Aid Effectiveness & Efficiency) has been an integral member of the International Development Cooperation (IDC) team at the National Treasury. Under the overall guidance of the IDC Chief Director, the Research & Policy Analyst has supported the IDC, the Treasury and the Government of South Africa (SA) with issues pertaining aid effectiveness, efficiency, aid coordination, ODA monitoring, South-South cooperation and partnership with the United Nations.

Specifically, the objectives were to address the following:

  • 2011 Paris Declaration Monitory Survey;
  • Aid Effectiveness (AE) Action Plan;
  • IDC preparation for international Aid Effectiveness meetings;
  • Review of UN contribution to SA;
  • Preparation of analysis/position for IDC on UN role in SA;
  • Review and inputs for IDC presentation at UN retreat.

Type of services provided

The core services were provided by Senior Aid Effectiveness Expert. Core Services included:

  • Conducting research, assessment and analysis on the situation of ODA and aid effectiveness/efficiency in South Africa and in the SADC region, including gathering of lessons learned and good practices;
  • Monitoring progress of the aid effectiveness agenda (Paris Declaration & Accra Agenda for Action) in South Africa and supporting the preparation of OECD-DAC reports;
  • Assisting with the drafting of position papers and statements on behalf of the Government of South Africa on aid-related topics;
  • Providing inputs, advice and support to the SA Government officials involved in the 4th HLF on Aid Effectiveness in Seoul and the preparatory meetings leading to it;
  • Providing IDC and other Government departments with information and advice regarding collaboration with the United Nations system;
  • Providing inputs and advice for SA’s domestic ODA policies (IDC), foreign aid policy (DIRCO) and the institutional development of the South African Development & Partnership Agency (SADPA).

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