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Celebrating Africa Month, or should we?

Known as Africa Month, the month of May commemorates the establishment of the African Union which promotes unity and solidarity of African states, spurs economic development, and promotes international cooperation.

Every year African countries celebrate this milestone to acknowledge the achievements of the governments of Africa.

We need to explore the role of current and former public finance officials in mobilising action for change by drawing attention to the policy challenge; building informal authority; and taking actions to get the work done.

We need to learn how the National Treasury RSA addressed data gaps in budget information using the problem driven iterative adaptation (PDIA) approach, which is part and parcel of our flagship programme – the Building Public Finance Capabilities programme.