South Africa - Municipal Financial Management Technical Assistance Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 07 Sep 2016
Signature Date 22 Mar 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 683,527
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project proposes to fund technical assistance and capacity building activities in the core competencies required for the effective implementation of municipal Public Finance Management (PFM) legislation and procedures in South Africa. It is a response to the shortage of skilled labor and limited capacity, which is one of the biggest challenges facing local governments in the country. The operation will place special emphasis on skills development and knowledge transfer to ensure sustainability. The project has two mutually reinforcing components: (i) Analysis and Advisory Services: This component will support the National Treasury in undertaking four analytical work in areas where the Government prioritizes policy reform. (ii) Strengthening the financial management capacity of municipalities targeting the main actors involved in budget preparation, planning, reporting, supply chain management, risk management, cash management and investments, internal control and financial reporting.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the implementation of public financial management reforms for efficient and equitable delivery of services at the municipal and local government levels. Specifically, the project will contribute: (i) Evidence-Based Policy Development in Government in order to inform the local government reform program in South Africa; (ii) the strengthening of the National Treasury's legal mandate for the supervision and control of local authorities; (iii) capacity building of human resources at the municipal level responsible for public finance management.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the Government of the Republic of South Africa, the National Treasury, the Municipalities and local government staff.

Participating Organization

Middle Income Countries Fund
National Treasury


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZA-KA0-002
Last Update 12 May 2021


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Geographic Location

Country South Africa