Evaluation of EC Budget Support to South Africa
EC, South Africa
Budget Support (BS) aims to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of achieving development goals by contributing to overall national development and sector strategies, rather than specific project support. The Government of South Africa has been implementing BS since 1999 and is the preferred aid delivery mechanism.
Mokoro was a part of the first country-based evaluation of budget support in South Africa that was based on the methodological approach developed within the OECD/DAC framework. The objective was to assess to what extent Budget Support in South Africa contributed to achieving sustainable results on employment creation and poverty reduction, with particular regard to inclusive and sustainable growth and the provision of social services.
This evaluation was designed to be forward-looking and to allow for lessons to be learnt and recommendations to inform the implementation of future BS operations in South Africa.