DFRC supersedes targets in programme delivery

The DFRC has over the past six months delivered 11 programmes. The programmes attracted 215 participants and achieved high programme evaluation index (PER) ratings of between 86% and 95% each, far above the target threshold of 80%. 
It is evident from the evaluations that, building on its illustrious performance to date, the DFRC continues to deliver quality programmes which are widely recognised by the network members and a growing number of other stakeholders, including the private sector, state-owned enterprises, and government departments. 
Some non – members not only from the region but also from outside have also benefited from the programmes being offered by the DFRC. Building on this growing trend and looking ahead, and under its new Five-Year Strategic Plan the DFRC will be broadening its outreach to cover participants from outside the Network, among these DFIs in the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) within the ambit of the Tripartite Alliance. 
To kick – start this process, a programme on Public Private Partnerships was held at the DBSA in Johannesburg from the 13th to 15th of March. The workshop whose target group was participants from the Tripartite regional blocs, included visits to the Gautrain (a rapid rail system) and the Cradle of Humankind (a tourism project) as examples of PPPs in implementation. The workshop was held in partnership with the DBSA and the Japanese Investment Cooperation Agent (JICA). 
Implementation of the strategic plan will see the DFRC deliver more programmes on the basis of partnership with similar organisations such as the Association of African Development Finance Institution (AADFI) as well as other strategic partners.