Ref N° 34558

Technical assistance to IDC for strengthening of sector budget support capacity in SA government

South Africa
National Treasury
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 70 763
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
PWC South Africa, UCT, DPRU, Indyebo
Start date
April 2011
End date
December 2011
Number of staff provided
70 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The purpose of the assignment is to support National Treasury to improve the capacity of SA Departments to undertake sector budget support programmes. The specific objective of the assignment is to take forward the capacity development process through:

  • Supporting SBS departments to identify and agree a specific training and capacity development support programme;
  • Preparation of training materials, tools and guidelines to implement agreed capacity development programmes;
  • Undertaking training for departments on an agreed programme of issues;
  • Providing agreed advisory support to departments on practical SBS issues as agreed from time to time;
  • Supporting a number of seminars of the community of practice for SBS for SA Government departments;
  • Managing SBS capacity development process;
  • Advisory support to National Treasury on EU programmes, sector and general budget support issues.

Type of services provided

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

  • Participatory analysis of finance agreement, sector programme and capacity requirement analysis. Short analysis report and recommendations on capacity development areas;
  • Five sessions of maximum one day each,all departments participating;
  • Up to four one day sessions. Prepare sessions materials and process, facilitate sessions and session report. Adjustment to guidelines as required. Inclusion of best practice cases in guidelines based on departmental contributions;
  • Review, analyze and advise on identified issues. Planning, progress, managing arrangements.

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