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Performance and Expenditure Reviews now available

GTAC’s Performance and Expenditure Reviews (PERs) are now available on

PERs involve the close scrutiny of both expenditure and programme performance data, and are widely used internationally for quantifying, assessing and improving the cost effectiveness of public policy and the cost-effectiveness of public spending.

Explore the Performance and Expenditure Reviews

Join vulekamali in the Eastern Cape from 3 to 7 September

The vulekamali team is running events exploring budget advocacy in the Eastern Cape from 3 to 7 September and we’d like you to join us.

  • 3-5 September - Bhisho, Mthatha and Queenstown: Find out more about how to use
  • 6 September - Data Quest at Rhodes University, Makhanda: Help us explore how to use budget information to support sustainable development.
  • 7 September - Hackathon at Rhodes University, Makhanda: Get your hands dirty working with budget information.
Explore events

The budget process - what’s happening in August?

What are Treasury, Departments and Parliament busy with?

  • National Treasury holds technical structures hearings, where function groups present their recommendations.
  • Departments engage with technical and political structures on the budget as per the adopted budget strategy and budget process.
  • Ministers’ Committee on the Budget Technical Committee (MTEC) deliberations begin.
  • The Ministers' Committee on the Budget Technical Committee (MTEC) deliberations culminate in it tabling recommendations to political executive structures, including the Ministers' Committee on the Budget (MINCOMBUD), the Budget Council and the Budget Forum.
  • The Ministers' Committee on the Budget (MINCOMBUD) finalises its recommendations to Cabinet on the fiscal framework, key national government spending priorities, division of revenue (DoR) and the substantial adjustments to conditional grants to be tabled in the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS).
  • Holding of "Women's Parliament".
  • Parliament decides on the priorities for the fourth term.
How can I participate?
  • Engage government departments on their budgets.
Learn about ways to participate

How does civil society use budget information?

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) surveyed 176 individuals working in civil society that use budget information for analysis and advocacy.

This report covers their findings from the “demand side” of fiscal transparency and puts forward recommendations of what government can do to improve transparency, and make budget information more useful and accessible.

Report on how civil society uses budget information
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