MAKING BUDGETING WORK: REFLECTIONS FROM THE FINANCIAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOR PROVINCES (FINCAP) PROJECT IN SOUTH AFRICA

By Ndlovu N, Shezi S  |  | 

The Financial Capacity Building for Provinces (FINCAP) project, run in partnership by the Centre for Economic Governance and Accountability in Africa (CEGAA) and the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO), focuses on providing capacity building and technical support to HIV, STI and TB (HAST) programme and finance managers in provincial departments of health in South Africa. The intervention was designed to improve budget planning, costing, expenditure tracking and reporting on HIV and TB in the health sector. It was intended as a five-year project (2013-2017) focussing on the provincial level; however, due to increasing interest from the national government and district health offices specifically, the project was extended to 2018 and to the district level. The FINCAP project thus covered all 9 provinces and was extended to 27 PEPFAR priority districts. The project also provided some support to Provincial Councils on AIDS.

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