• 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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  • 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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    The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) is pleased to invite applications for its 2017 intake of Candidate Fellows in various areas of specialisation in Macroeconomic Management, Financial Sector Management and Sovereign Debt Management.

    The call closes on 28 February 2017.

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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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  • New Staff at MEFMI - Mr Tafadzwa Choto

    DSC 7208MEFMI has established a Business Development Unit (BDU) within the Secretariat to spearhead the design and implementation of income generating capacity building activities. The major mandate of the BDU is to build self-sustaining revenue streams to supplement member states  and financial partners contributions. The BDU will focus on activities that leverage the existing core competencies of the Institute, which will include fee-based customised training to both client and non-client institutions on macroeconomic management, financial sector management and public debt management.

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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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  • MEFMI Conducts Training on the Private Capital Monitoring System for Balance of Payments Staff of Bank of Botswana

    MEFMI conducted an in-country workshop for Bank of Botswana (BOB), on the Private Capital Monitoring System (PCMS) from 14 -18 November 2016. The workshop was attended by five (5) officials from the Balance of Payments Section in the Research Department. In terms of gender participation, there were four (4) females and one (1) male, translating into 80% and 20% female and male representation, respectively.

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  • MEFMI Unveils Domestic Debt Analytical Tools at a Regional Workshop

    1611116 1MEFMI organized a regional workshop on Domestic Debt and Financial Markets Operations and Management from 17 to 28 October 2016 at Nairobi Safari Club Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. The main objective of the workshop was to develop practical skills needed to effectively manage domestic debt and ensure efficiency in the issuance of government securities and their trading in the secondary market. A total of 42 middle to senior officials in Ministries of Finance and Central Banks from MEFMI’s member states attended the workshop. MEFMI’s technical cooperating partners, the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Africa, and Thomson Reuters collaborated in facilitating the workshop.

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