The 2022 Public Economics Winter School takes place from 30 August to 1 September under the theme: Reviving public infrastructure investment for community development

Our Transaction Advisory Service unit improves the quality of government projects by assisting with planning, procurement and implementation of large-scale transactions.

Our Capital Projects Appraisal unit provides project appraisals to determine the economic and financial viability of large infrastructure projects.

Our Institutional Development Support unit builds state capacity of government institutions by providing advice and technical support focusing on people, processes, tools and technology.

Our Public Expenditure and Policy Analysis unit conducts performance expenditure reviews to find areas for cost savings in government by analysing the link between performance and expenditure.

The Jobs Fund provides once off grants to support innovative initiatives and approaches to job creation.

The Municipal Finance Improvement Programme improves local government financial management practices by advising on financial management compliance, support, monitoring and oversight.

The Government Technical Advisory Centre enhances state capacity by providing professional and technical advisory services to the public sector.

Our brand new Knowledge Hub will be launching in September. This archive will house a vast range of resources to support and enhance public sector service delivery.

GTAC’s weekly webinar series aim to share knowledge & engage in robust debate. Click here to register for notifications.

The Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) enhances public finance management and builds public sector capacity to improve governance and enhance public service delivery.

GTAC, an agency of National Treasury, provides professional and technical advisory services, programme and project management and transaction support to the public sector. GTAC uses strategic partnerships with academic and research institutions, civil society and business organisations to provide flexible consulting services to reduce service delivery constraints in the public sector.


South Africa Covid-19 Country Report: First Edition June 2021

This official government report covers the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. It records measures and interventions adopted by the South African government in partnership with its social partners to combat the spread of the virus and manage the negative socio-economic impacts of the pandemic.

Institutional Development Support
Case study on Delivery Management of Infrastructure Projects in the Public Sector. This case study sets out to show the critical importance of a strong delivery management team within an organ of state that is involved in any way in infrastructure delivery.
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The 2022 Savings@Work Conference will take place under the theme “Acting on what we now know” from 2 – 3 November 2022. 

The virtual conference provides a platform for officials that have received training on the spending review methodology to share what they have done to implement spending reviews in their respective departments and sectors. 

Presenters and speakers will highlight success stories but will also share the challenges they have faced during implementation of spending reviews with the aim of motivating and appealling to alumni and other stakeholders to act on what they now know to achieve the desired goals.

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This week we shared our last WhatsUp for 2022. The next edition of WhatsUp will be available on 23 January 2023! Thank you for reading and sharing the public finance & public economics stories.

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Tomorrow @JobsFund_NT will be hosting an informative webinar discussing the benefits of the Challenge Fund instrument in achieving positive social impact in South Africa. Register to join.
DATE: Tuesday, 15 November 2022
TIME: 10:00 – 11:30

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