Research to advise on policy formulation, and scenario analyses to inform policy options, are key aspects of the work we do. Together, these enable realistic scenario-based planning for implementation, considering critical aspects such as the availability of resources over time. Our contributions enable policy-makers to look into the qualitative aspects of policy implementation – what works, international experience, types and structures of implementation modalities – and the expected outcomes associated with implementation.

Our team has been extensively involved in the development of the intergovernmental fiscal relations and financial management systems in South Africa, and is therefore well-positioned to provide advice on the further development of these systems, as well as similar fiscal systems development initiatives in other countries.

Cornerstone welcomes projects that require comparative analysis of systems in different parts of the world with a view to identifying “good practice” models that can be adapted to a country’s specific needs.