The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

National Treasury visits Japan

In South Africa, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is dependent on National Treasury (NT), representing the Government of South Africa, to make informed decisions on how best to utilise technical assistance from the Government of Japan by appraising multisectoral project proposals. As greater emphasis is being placed on service delivery at especially municipal level, it’s vital for NT to have a thorough understanding of Public Finance Management (PFM). Hence, JICA is supporting NT in capacitating its own officers to better understand PFM for maximising resources.

Photo: Whilst passing through Tokyo, participants paid a courtesy call to the Embassy of South Africa in Japan. Pictured here are participants with Ambassador Beryl Sisulu and colleagues.

At first, locally, JICA implemented a project with customised training based on an in-depth needs assessment, covering topics such as public sector budgeting, financial statement analysis, policy analysis, and soft skills, followed by a seminar on Japan’s PFM.

JICA is now implementing a project with two components; capacitating selected Limpopo municipalities through training on Municipal Minimum Competency Regulations (MMCR), and adding value to the Cities Support Programme (CSP) with the Western Cape as backdrop.

JICA contracted local academia to conduct research on the evolution of Japan’s financial landscape, focusing on PFM, urban development, and capacity building. Research results, compiled through literature reviews and a visit to Japan, culminated in the design and implementation of a customised study tour to Japan for eight NT officers, seven from various units within NT Headquarters, and one from provincial treasury. The study tour spanned from 22 May 2016 to 4 June 2016, with training and site visits to both Yokohama and Hokkaido.

JICA has assigned a Special Advisor and a Project Coordinator, both hosted at NT, to work closely with project counterparts for overseeing project implementation.

-JICA

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

May 2017 Edition

_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

South Africa and Brazil enjoy strong relations 16 May 2017 South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane hosted the Minister of External Relations of the... <|> Ambassador Christophe Farnaud awards Alan Mabin On Monday 15 May 2017, the Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr Christophe Farnaud, hosted a reception in honor of Professor Alan Mabin to... <|> SKA SA bags yet another milestone 17 May 2017 The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) SA team has presented the first Array Release (AR) 1.5 images taken with MeerKAT 32, to Science and Technology... <|> Paint the World 21 May 2017 Ms Lika Torikashvili, a Georgian teenager and five of her friends took some balloons and a guitar to a hospital in Tbilisi to cheer up patients with colour and music.... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> SA participates in National Urban Policy conference 21 May 2017 South African Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel has participated in the Second International... <|> IDSA Organizes Successful Charity Bazaar 22 May 2017 The International Diplomatic Spouses Association (IDSA) organized a successful Charity Bazaar and Family Fun Day at the St. Mary’s DSG in... <|> AU - EU has a strong Partnership 22 May 2017 Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid, the African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy has stated that the AU-EU partnership is one of the most structured of... <|> Travel across Africa 19 May 2017 Africa Visa Openness Index notes that Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 compared to 2015. The African Development Bank in... <|> Hungary and South Africa Water cooperation 24 May 2017 Mr Szilverszter Bus, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Hungary was in South Africa. A cooperation... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.