On average 40-60% of public expenditure goes to social spending in Africa, which calls for improved governance, and voice and accountability in social spending. In order to foster and sustain progress in human development, African countries need to focus on results for the money that they spend on social services. Ministries of Finance, Health and Education play a pivotal role in resource allocation, ensuring delivery on results and enhancing accountability in social sector spending.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with the Government of Norway (NORAD), Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), the USAID’s Health Financing and Governance Project, Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) partners (WHO, World Bank, UNICEF), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is organizing a capacity building activity for senior officials of Ministries of Finance, Health, Education and Civil Society Organizations.
What: 1st capacity building event on Value for Money, Sustainability and Accountability (VfM) in Social Sectors
When: March 3-6, 2015
Where: Pretoria, South Africa
15 Participating countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
The event seeks to enhance awareness, knowledge, and skills for improving value for money, sustainability and accountability in social sectors for senior officials.