South Africa—Technical Expertise and Implementation Support Services for the National School of Government (NSG)

Client: European Union

Duration: 2019-2022

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: South Africa

Solutions: Governance Education

The National School of Government (NSG) in South Africa contributes to the establishment of a capable, professional, and responsive public sector that is committed to, and has institutionalized, the values and policies of a developmental state. The NSG plays a critical role in building the professionalization of public service through learning and development interventions.

DAI assisted the NSG in fulfilling its mandate. Our intervention strengthened the NSG as a training institution, rolled out three training programmes (Breaking Barriers to Entry, Compulsory Induction, and Reorientation), and strengthened the network and collaborations of the NSG to create new opportunities for the school and its beneficiaries.

Sample Activities

  • Assist NSG in becoming more operationally efficient.
  • Roll out new training programmes.
  • Help NSG become strategically positioned within networks and work in collaboration with particular partnerships.

Select Results

  • Trained 866 participants, mainly young unemployed graduates, in the Breaking Barriers to Entry into the Public Service Programme, 72 participants in the Public Service Reorientation Programme, and 342 participants om the Compulsory Induction Programme.
  • Completed work on the development of a broader, longer-term Youth Orientation and Development Programme based on the wider mandate.


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