Economies of Regions Learning Network (ERLN)

GTAC, National Treasury (initiated Sept 2012 – https://erln.gtac.gov.za)

The Economies of Regions Learning Network (ERLN) is a Learning Network that focuses on Economic Development at the sub-national level. The purpose of the ERLN is to bring together economic development practitioners in all spheres of South African government in a spirit of enquiry and cooperation and to strengthen our agency as leaders in the regional economic development arena.

Learning network events have covered renewable energy and economic development, Special Economic Zones and SMMEs.  The programme also hosted training events e.g. collaborative leadership), dialogues (priorities for inclusive growth), national conferences (economic development for employment: sub-national strategies).  It also hosts the data technical working group that seeks to source and unlock data for improved economic analysis and evidence driven policy.