FASDEV V - Coherence Financing SADC

Putting Coherence in Financing
Scheme of Regional and Sub-Regional
Organizations and Countries
Ackim Jere
SADC Secretariat
Gaborone, Botswana
Fifth Forum for African Statistical Development,
Cape Town, South Africa, 17 January 2012
Outline of Presentation
1- Introduction
2- Major Sources of Financing
3- Institutional Framework for Mobilization of Finances
for Statistics in SADC
4- Selected Key Challenges in Financing Arrangements
5- Suggestions for ensuring coherence in Financing
6- Conclusion
1- Introduction
SADC - 15 Southern African States
1- Introduction (cont’d)
SADC one of 8 Regional Economic Communities (RECs) recognized by African
Union Commission.
SADC was established at the Summit of Heads of State and Government on 17
August 1992 in Windhoek, Namibia.
SADC currently composed of 15 member states, namely, Angola, Botswana,
DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia,
Syechelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
SADC Secretariat in Gaborone, Botswana
SADC Mission: “To promote sustainable and equitable economic growth and
socio-economic development through efficient productive systems, deeper cooperation and integration, good governance, and durable peace and security,
so that the region emerges as a competitive and effective player in
international relations and the world economy
2- Major Sources of Financing
Generally Financing for statistical projects or programmes is provided by
strategic stakeholders and Cooperating partners
Financing Source
Financing Source
Country Level
 National Governments
 Cooperating Partners
Sub-Regional Level
 Member States
 Cooperating Partners
Regional Level
 Member States
 Cooperating Partners
 Other sources
2- Major Sources of Financing (Cont’d)
Selected SADC Statistics Projects – Financing Sources (2001 – 2010)
Project Name
Financing Source
SADC Statistics Training
To enhance capacity for
production and utilization of
official statistics in SADC MS
Poverty Reduction Strategy
To increase statistics capacity in
MS for analysis of poverty
World Bank
Harmonisation of Foreign Trade Statistics
To standardise concepts and
definitions , processes,
nomenclature and methodology
for production of IMTS
EU, French Government and SADC MS
Harmonization of Consumer Price Statistics
To produce comparable CPIs
among MS to facilitate SADC HCPI.
EU and AfDB
Development Account Project
To enhance MS capacity to
generate indicators for MDGs
SADC Census Millennium
To enhance MS capacity to analyze
Census data
Rock feller Foundation
3- Institutional Framework for
Mobilization of Finances for big Statistics
projects in SADC
 SADC Statistics Committee draws out project
proposals for SADC Council of Ministers
consideration and approval as appropriate
 After Council approval, Secretariat initiates process
seeking for finances from funding agencies
 Process can be protracted depending on prevailing
4- Some Key Challenges relating to Financing
Existing financial regulations for some
ICP funded projects sometimes cumbersome to
 Effective coordination among ICPs leading to duplication in efforts or confrontation at national
and sub-regional levels;
 Lack of proper sustainable mechanisms following end of financial commitments for projects
funded by ICP;
 Inadequate capacity at sub-regional level to effectively deal with financial matters for project
 SROs and Member States programmes sometimes chasing different priorities amidst limited
financial resources; and
 Sometimes the lack of elaborate and clear communication channels between member states,
RECs and financiers leading to delays in accessing and utilization of funds.
5- Suggestions for ensuring coherence in
financing schemes
 Mainstreaming of key elements of regional/sub-regional programmes into
national programmes within the NSDS frameworks of Member States in
an integrated manner to rationalize use of limited financial resources
especially ICP funds;
 Need for comprehensive alignment of strategic plans at both national and
sub-regional/regional levels. This to provide reference frameworks and
basis for financing projects and programmes in a coherent fashion.
 Establishment and building of robust and sustainable administrative and
financial capacity and systems in both Member States and regional/sub
regional organizations;
 Adapting ICPs financial regulations to circumstances of recipients
organizations to facilitate increased uptake and utilization of financial
resources. EU Contribution agreement approach good example.
5- Suggestions for ensuring coherence in financing
schemes ( cont’d)
 Conduct of regular training and building or enhancement of
capacity on Administrative and Financial regulations for ICPs
financed projects for staff at national and SRO levels.
 Enhancement of Advocacy strategy for statistics especially
targeted at decision and policy makers in Member States and
SROs for sustained financing;
 SROs/RECs and pan African institutions need to be sharing
experiences and best practice more frequently in financing of
projects and related matters within the context of the aims and
objectives of the Africa’s continental integration agenda.
6- Conclusion
Among other things, coherent financing schemes can
facilitate access to more financial resources for
sustainable project implementation.
Thank you for your attention

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