The aim of Cornerstone is to provide quality economic research and consulting services to the public sector. We focus on
- the costing of policy and legislation,
- performance and expenditure reviews of government programmes,
- issues relating to the development of intergovernmental fiscal relations systems, and
the development of good governance frameworks for fiscal, financial and performance management – particularly related to the implementation of the Public Finance Management Act, the Municipal Finance Management Act and related legislation in South Africa.
Cornerstone also provides training on costing, strategic planning, budgeting, financial management, performance management and other aspects of public sector management.
Central to the work we do at Cornerstone is our striving to assist in building a society that values each person equally, protects those who are most vulnerable, and creates opportunities for all to realise their full potential. The Cornerstone team therefore prioritises work relating to children.
To empower those responsible for making strategic decisions to develop and implement sustainable policies and programmes that overcome the challenges of social and economic exclusion, and inequality.