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Terms of Reference for a Legal Drafter for the SADC Model Law on Public Financial Management

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1. Introduction and background to assignment

The SADC Parliamentary Forum is the apex inter-parliamentary organisation in Southern Africa which is established as an institution of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) under Article 9(2) of the SADC Treaty. Over the last decade, the Forum has implemented several initiatives to advance democratisation in the SADC region and perpetuate the democratic drive through the promotion of good governance and accountability by targeted parliamentary action.

One of the central objectives of the Forum is to develop Model Laws which act as benchmarking references for national Parliaments. Model Laws facilitate the understanding of the theme dealt with, accelerate the legislative process, and ensure progressive domestication of international norms and best practices contained therein. Moreover, Model Laws are developed through a thorough situational analysis and evidence-based research from an African perspective, and thus constitute a reliable source of legislative information which can influence parliamentary strategies at national level and be adapted to local contexts. Model Laws are developed by the Forum and formulated with a background component together with protective and enforcement legislative provisions which can be easily tailor-made and imported into domestic legislation by Parliament.

icon TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR A LEGAL DRAFTER FOR THE SADC MODEL LAW ON PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

icon MANDAT DU RÉDACTEUR JURIDIQUE DE LA LOI TYPE DE LA SADC SUR LA GESTION DES FINANCES PUBLIQUES

icon TERMOS DE REFERÊNCIA PARA O REDACTOR LEGISLATIVO A SER RECRUTADO PARA ELABORAR A LEI MODELO SOBRE GESTÃO DAS FINANÇAS PÚBLICAS

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Concept Note for a SADC Model Law on Public Financial Management

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"ENSURING THAT SADC NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS ARE ENABLED TO CONDUCT THEIR LEGISLATIVE, BUDGETARY AND OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS FOR PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TO BE TRANSPARENT, EFFICIENT AND RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF SADC CITIZENS "

I. BACKGROUND

1. Public financial management refers to the administration and supervision exercised over the finances of the State. It is a continual and ongoing activity, with the Executive and Parliament complementing each other through checks and balances to ensure that financial tasks conducted by Government or its agents are efficient, are for the purpose intended in accordance with budget lines, and are predicated on transactions which reflect value for money. Despite a general increase in economic growth perceived in 11 out of 15 SADC Member States over the period 2015-2018, there are major symptoms of economic frailty, excessive budget deficits, loss in purchasing power for citizens, and poor debt servicing across the SADC region. In 2018, Government debt in SADC as a percentage of GDP has been the highest since the last 10 years , albeit below 60%. Additionally, in the period 2015-2018, reports of the Public Accounts Committees of more than 6 SADC countries indicate situations where public funds appropriated by Parliament may have been misused due to administrative lapses.

icon CONCEPT NOTE FOR A SADC MODEL LAW ON PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT BY THE SADC PARLIAMENTARY FORUM

icon NOTE CONCEPTUELLE POUR LA LOI TYPE DE LA SADC SUR LA GESTION DES FINANCES PUBLIQUES PAR LE FORUM PARLEMENTAIRE DE LA SADC

icon DOCUMENTO DE SÍNTESE PARA A ELABORAÇÃO DE UMA LEI MODELO DA SADC SOBRE GESTÃO DE FINANÇAS PÚBLICAS PELO FÓRUM PARLAMENTAR DA SADC

 

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Request for Proposals to Supply Goods and Services 2020/2021: Notice to Suppliers

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1. PURPOSE

To obtain company profiles from companies interested in conducting business with the SADC Parliamentary Forum in respect of supplying of goods and services to be procured through the 2020/21 Financial Year.

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