|WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT TECHNICAL ADVISORY CENTRE (GTAC)?
As an agency of the National Treasury, GTAC provides advice and project management support to the National Treasury and other government entities. GTAC also coordinates and manages the National Treasury’s Programme 8 (Technical Support & Development Finance), and supports potential public-private partnership (PPP) projects, neighbourhood development partnerships, and employment facilitation projects.
|TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES
Through the Transaction Advisory Services unit, GTAC supports major infrastructure procurement projects, PPPs, and service delivery improvement programmes, including through project conception and registration, transaction process support, and legal and financial advice.
CAPITAL PROJECTS APPRAISAL
The Capital Projects Appraisal unit assists the National Treasury with infrastructure planning, the appraisal of capital projects, and the provision of network industry analysis and regulatory advice, including on energy, transport, water and sanitation, and communication.
TECHNICAL CONSULTING SERVICES
Through the Technical Consulting Services unit, GTAC offers advisory and project management support to government departments and organs of state in all three spheres of government. Thematically, the support focuses on economic development initiatives, municipal support and human settlements, regional and local development, and the promotion of employment and competitiveness. GTAC also supports better service delivery, as well as policy development in education, healthcare, social security, and welfare services, including public-private collaboration. It also provides capacity building programmes in public management and organisational development to public sector clients.
EXPENDITURE AND POLICY ANALYSIS
GTAC’s Public Expenditure and Policy Analysis unit is responsible for analysing and evaluating the performance of leading policy initiatives in order to improve the value for money from government expenditure. Reviews encompass planning, budgeting, reporting and monitoring of service delivery, and capacity building in public economics and public financial management. Over 30 reviews have been completed to date.
EMPLOYMENT CREATION FACILITATION
The Employment Creation Facilitation (Jobs Fund) sub-programme was introduced in 2011 to contribute through innovative approaches to job creation and enterprise development in the country. GTAC is responsible for planning and administration of the Jobs.