Ref N° 34529

Technical Assistance in ODA Coordination at National, Provincial and Local levels under the International Development cooperation Chief Directorate

South Africa
IDC, National Treasury
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 68 834
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
PWC South Africa, UCT, DPRU, Indyebo
Start date
April 2010
End date
July 2010
Number of staff provided
71 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

One of the key objectives of the IDC/ODA involves overall enhancement of ODA coordination and management at both the National and the Provincial level. In the first place, IDC/ODA has the responsibility of ensuring efficient inter departmental collaboration through the cluster system. Sound cross-sectoral collaboration is imperative to ensure effective coordination and harmonization within government that will ensure proper alignment of ODA intervention to government priorities, proper accountability and strategic intervention of ODA funding and will also ensure that cross-sectoal issues are adequately are properly addressed thereby avoiding duplication of efforts.

Stronger institutional linkages between the IDC: National Treasury and co-ordination units at sector/implementing agency level will further ensure that development partner interventions also adhere closelyto the set government priorities, strategy plans and actions and will facilitate accuracy of information disseminated at the national and provincial levels.

The objective of this requirement was to resolve strategic as well as operational challenges related to the management and coordination of ODA at both the national and provincial level. The following were identified as possible areas where improved strengthening and management will address the challenges in the management of ODA to South Africa. This includes overall policy and procedural matters that impact on the optimal utilization.

Type of services provided

The core services were carried out by a Senior ODA Consultant. Core services included:

  • Provide strategic support to the IDC Chief Directorate on ODA coordination at national, provincial, district and local level;
  • Strengthening engagement and institutional linkages between provinces and the National Treasury;
  • Streamline and enhance ODA coordination at national level, especially the work of the clusters and sector departments;
  • Engaged with the line departments responsible for the clusters as the Governance and Administration (G&A)- under the leadership of the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) together with Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA);
  • Improvement of alignment of ODA to national and provincial budget priorities;
  • Streamline and enhance coordination of donor partners;
  • Contribute to creation of ODA Knowledge base.

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