UN DESA | DPAD | Development Policy Analysis Division
Macroeconomic Advisory Capacity (MAC)
Johannesburg, South Africa
8-16 September 2011
The Macroeconomic Advisory Capacity (MAC) initiative of UN-DESA fielded a scoping mission to the Republic of South Africa. The mission was deployed at the request of Mr. Ebrahim Patel, the Minister of Economic Development. In April 2011, Minister Patel sent a formal request to Mr. Sha Zukang, the Under Secretary General of UN-DESA in April 2011, seeking DESA’s technical assistance and capacity development support to review the macroeconomic policy framework of the New Growth Path (NGP) of South Africa. The South African Government adopted NGP in December 2010, aiming to create five million jobs by 2020.