• Call for Papers (Extension of Deadlines)

    MEFMI Annual Research and Policy Seminar 2017

    The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) invites interested experts to submit proposals on policy-oriented discussion papers on selected topics around the Institute’s key priority areas of Macroeconomic Management, Financial Sector Management and Sovereign Debt Management for the Annual Research and Policy Seminar scheduled for November 2017 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Theme: Inclusive Growth for Sustainable Development

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  • MEFMI / EAST AFRITAC Conduct Workshop On Developing Agriculture Producer Price Index

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    MEFMI and EAST AFRITAC conducted a joint regional workshop on developing Agriculture Producer Price Index (APPI) from 20 to 24 February 2017 at Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania.  Representing the MEFMI secretariat office were Dr. Sehliselo Mpofu - Director, Macroeconomic Management Programme (MMP), Mr. Senei Molapo - Programme Manager, MMP and Ms Margaret Mutyorauta - Programme Assistant, MMP while the East AFRITAC was represented by Ms. Pamela Audi, STA Advisor and Ms. Diana Makiko, Administrative Assistant. A total of 28 participants attended the workshop of which 8 were female, representing 29 percent of the total. The workshop was facilitated by IMF Resource Persons (2), Mr. Edwin St Catherine (West Indies, St Lucia – STA Short term Expert) and Mr. Dale Smith (Farmington USA – STA Short term Expert). 

     

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  • HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

    Today 8 March is International Women’s Day, an important day on the MEFMI region calendar and in deed on the UN calendar. We join the world in celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

     

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  • Call for Papers - MEFMI Annual Research and Policy Seminar 2017

    The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) invites interested experts to submit proposals on policy-oriented discussion papers on selected topics around the Institute’s key priority areas of Macroeconomic Management, Financial Sector Management and Sovereign Debt Management for the Annual Research and Policy Seminar scheduled for November 2017 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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  • FOLLOW UP MISSION CONDUCTED FOR THE ZIMBABWE REVENUE AUTHORITY

     

    MEFMI conducted a follow up in-country technical assistance mission to develop a revenue forecasting model for the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) from 20 to 24 February 2017. This technical assistance is expected to be conducted in three (3) phases.  The first phase was conducted from 28 November to 1 December 2016.  This mission involved structured training in revenue forecasting, taxation and the economy, data analysis and the development of mini Personal Income Tax (PIT) and Corporate Income Tax (CIT) models using the Zimbabwe data.

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  • MEFMI Conducts Mission on Construction of Rwanda Social Accounting Matrix

     

    During the period 9-20 January 2017, MEFMI conducted a first follow-up In-country Mission on the construction of a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR). Participants were drawn from the Department of Economic Statistics of the NISR in Kigali, Rwanda. Ten (10) participants attended the training, with male and female representation at 80% and 20%, respectively.

     

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  • MEFMI Opens Business Development Unit

    MEFMI is pleased to announce the establishment of a Business Development Unit which became operational on 1 February 2017.  The establishment of the BDU is in fulfilment of a key strategic objective under Phase V, aimed at diversifying the sources of revenue for the Institute.  The income that will be generated by the BDU will supplement member states’ and financial partners’ contributions. In addition, this development provides a channel for MEFMI to extend its expertise in capacity development to a wider spectrum of institutions and individuals.

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  • Dr Fundanga Officiates at Swazi Editors Conference

    Dr.FundangaThe MEFMI Executive Director Dr. Caleb Fundanga officially opened the Central Bank of Swaziland / MEFMI Economic and Financial News Editors Conference which was held on 23 and 24 Janauary 2016. The conference was attended by 16 Editors from the Swazi Media fraternity.

    In his opening remarks, Dr. Fundanga urged the Editors to support the Central Bank of Swaziland in its quest to ensure economic and financial literacy in Swaziland. Dr Fundanga said that the Editors as the gate-keepers of news play a key role in ensuring that appropriate and accurate information is disseminated to all stakeholders in a language that is easy to read and understand.

     

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