African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)

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Established in 1991, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) builds human and institutional capacity for good governance and economic development in Africa. To date the Foundation has empowered governments, parliaments, civic society, private sector and higher education institutions in more than 45 countries and 6 regional economic communities. ACBF supports capacity development through investments, technical support, knowledge generation and sharing across Africa. The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) supports capacity building projects and programs submitted by governments and non-state actors across Africa, through investments and technical assistance. ACBF is the ‘go to place’ for capacity needs assessments, capacity profiling and coordination of capacity building projects and programs at national and regional levels in Africa. The Foundation provides tailor made solutions to address capacity challenges across Africa thus supporting the continent’s economic transformation process. www.acbf-pact.org

Library Articles

Policy and Institutional Dimensions of Africa's Political Economy in an Age of Globalization

The study’s main intention was to generate knowledge to enhance the efficacy of Africa’s political economy and development pathways by identifying alternative macroeconomic policy and institutional options that can be deployed to enable deeper socioeconomic transformation. So a key question: “What can Africa do to ensure inclusive growth?” This study finds that there is need to revisit...

Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization: Role of the Private Sector

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Published: 2016
Success in implementing Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals depends largely on the availability and adequacy of resources. Africa realizes that industrialization is the way to go, as outlined in the two continental development plans, but it is inevitable that resources to fund these programs must be mobilized domestically. Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) was recognized as one...

Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization: The Role of Development Partners

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Published: 2016
The funding sources for development programs have been neither stable nor predictable, particularly after the global financial crisis in 2008. It has become clear that while donor financing remains important, overreliance on donor funding will not sustainably drive the success of the two continental agendas, hence the need to focus on other development finance options such as domestic resource...

Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization: The Role of the Government

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Published: 2016
Africa adopted an industrialization strategy, and committed to implement Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), all of which require adequate funding. Given that no African country fully achieved all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) largely due to funding constraints, domestic resource mobilization is therefore a very critical issue.Thus African governments are responsible...

Empowering Women in Technology: Lessons from a Successful Woman Entrepreneur in Kenya Case Study No 10

"Over the past decade, Africa has experienced significant growth in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. This can be attributed to the willingness of African countries to realize the transformational potential of ICTs to boost their economies. Unfortunately, despite the important role of African women in the economy of their countries, millions of them have no access to...

Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization: The Role of the Civil Society

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Published: 2016
With the recent adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the commitment of Africa to implement Agenda 2063, which is the continent’s development blueprint, domestic resource mobilization becomes a crucial issue. Given the background that most African countries did not fully achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) due to over- reliance on donor resources, enhancing...

Africa Capacity Report 2017: Building Capacity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Africa's Transformation

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Published: 2016
African countries have shown their interest and willingness to strive for science, technology, and innovation (STI)-led development in the coming years.This Report shows that capacity in its various dimensions, though improving, remains a problem for African economies generally, not just for STI. But a more important message emerges: even though two-thirds of African countries have STI policies...

Survey of the Capacity Needs of Africa's Regional Economic Communities and Strategies for Addressing them

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Published: 2016
The second Capacity Survey of the Regional Economic Communities in Africa aims to reassess the capacity needs of the eight RECs in African Union (AU) member states in line with their new strategic thrusts and prospective development imperatives. It also seeks to provide strategic guidance to the key development partners of the RECs on strategic programming. The study recognizes the need for...

African Union Agenda 2063 Capacity Development Plan Framework Buttressing Implementation of the First 10 Year plan - " The Africa We Want"

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Published: 2016
During the AU Golden Jubilee Summit, Member States pledged to commit themselves to the continent’s development and technological transformation through a continental strategic framework, Agenda 2063, and to national development plans through a people- driven process. Furthering decisions of the AU Executive Council, the AUC formulated goals, targets, and strategies to realize Agenda 2063. The AUC...

African Union Agenda 2063 African Critical Technical Skills Key Capacity Dimensions Needed for the First Ten Years of Agenda 2063

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Published: 2016
The single biggest challenge to ownership of Africa’s development agenda and management of its key development programs is grounded in the issue of critical technical skill (CTS) in Africa. To achieve the vision of Agenda 2063, as well as Africa’s ideology and existential imperative to fulfill its destiny as a great continent of the future, it must own, use, and have faith in its own CTS...

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