On 13 November, the Economies of Regions Learning Network hosted a learning event entitled: Digging Deeper part two: Inter-Governmental Information Collection and Sharing. The purpose of this event was to explore improved Data-Driven and Evidence-Led Decision-Making regarding the Economic Development of South Africa’s Economic Regions and Cities.
This event was a follow on event to the first Digging Deeper event held in Cape Town in August 2014. The objectives of the session were: To finalise a common agenda including agreed priority areas for intergovernmental collaboration on information collection and sharing. To agree the terms of reference and working arrangements for the proposed Inter-Governmental Technical Working Group. To finalise a memorandum for submission to the City Budget Forum regarding information collecting and sharing geared to improving metropolitan scale economic data.