Idasa: Economic Policy Literacy


Idasa is an independent public interest organisation committed to building sustainable democratic societies in collaboration with African and global partners.

Idasa is conducting a course on Economic Policy Literacy for civil society organisations (CSOs) from 10-14 September 2012 in Mpumalanga.

The aim of the training course is to build and enhance the capacities of CSOs to understand economic processes within government and to be able to effectively engage in government’s economic policy development, implementation and evaluation. The course also aims to foster a collaborative future partnership amongst South African CSOs to mainstream and institutionalise economic literacy in the sector. It also seeks to ensure that CSOs can collaborate and partner with each other to address and challenge the South African government on its economic policy making processes and overall service delivery to citizens.

The course content will cover the following topics:

  • Democracy Engagement and Advocacy;
  • The Workings of the  Economy;
  • The Political Economy of South Africa;
  • Economic Policy Frameworks and Institutions;
  • Role of Budget in Government Planning;
  • Monitoring Government Performance;
  • Planning an Advocacy Campaign.

Idasa would like to invite one participant per organisation to attend this training course during the above-mentioned dates. Idasa will cover all the costs pertaining to your attendance such as accommodation, meals, materials and transport for the duration of the course.
Interested parties should send a supporting letter informing us of your interest to by 24 August 2012.

For further information or clarifications, contact Russell Wildeman, E-mail: Alternatively, call 012 392 0500/93.

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Event Start Date: 
Monday, 10 September, 2012
Event End Date: 
Friday, 14 September, 2012
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