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Building Capacity for the Development of Factoring in Africa to Accelerate Trade Development and to Support the AfCFTA

This Policy Brief developed by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank) explores the opportunities offered by factoring which provides a solution to address the financing gap for Small and Medi…

Factoring in Africa to Support Trade Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Growth through Capacity Development

This occasional paper is about factoring, known as the selling or transferring of accounts receivable to secure funds that are immediately available. The process provides a solution to address the financing gap for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs…

Capacity Imperatives of Pandemic Responses: Building Resilient Health Systems and Ensuring Socio-economic Transformation in Africa

This study examines the capacity challenges experienced by African countries in their responses to the COVID-19 pan¬demic and proposes priority capacity development actions aimed at building resilient health systems and supporting socio-economic tra…

Capacity Imperatives of Pandemic Responses: Building Resilient Health Systems and Ensuring Socio-economic Transformation in Africa - Policy Brief

This Policy Brief provides insights from the African Capacity Building Foundation-Islamic Development Bank (ACBF-IsDB) technical study, “Capacity Imperatives of Pandemic Responses: Building Resilient Health Systems and Ensuring Socio-Economic Transf…

An Analysis of the Market for Skilled African Development Management Professionals Towards Strategies and Instruments For Skills Retention and Utilization in Sub-Saharan Africa

"Over the years, African transnational migration has evolved into a more complex and dynamic phenomenon fuelled by both push factors at home, and forces of globalization in the transit and receiving countries. While a new consensus is emerging as to…

Impact of HIV/AIDS on Public Sector Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Towards a Framework for the Protection of Public Sector Capacity and Effective Response to the Most Affected Countries

"Never in history has there arisen such a widespread and fundamental threat to human development as the HIV/AIDS epidemic. As a result, one of the main challenges today for development management is how to address the massive loss of skills and expe…

Studies in Reconstruction and Capacity Building in Post-conflict Countries in Africa: Some Lessons of Experience from Mozambique

"The purpose of this study is to document how Mozambique, a country that suffered catastrophic civil war, has addressed some critical capacity building challenges in the post-conflict reconstruction period, and to suggest some lessons and/or options…

Africa's Quest for Food Security: What is the Role of Urban Agriculture?

"The history of urban agriculture in Africa dates to the colonial era when farming flourished in urban areas, largely to meet consumption needs of bureaucrats, settlers, and other elites. Today, urban agriculture is becoming increasingly significan…

African Union Agenda 2063: Capacity Requirements for the New African Vision Agenda 2063 - " The Africa We Want"

At the African Union (AU) Golden Jubilee Summit in June 2012, the heads of state and government assigned the chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) with developing Agenda 2063, an indigenous strategic framework for Africa’s transformatio…

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 peopl…

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

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…

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

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,…

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

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 (…

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

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 backgroun…

Development Drivers in Africa: Role of Innovation

"Africa has recovered from the 2008-2009 financial crisis and posted high growth levels as seen before the crisis. The region has also been able to generate a sizable middle class of over 300 million people, who are educated, connected, and aware. …

Infrastructure Development and Financing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Toward a Framework for Capacity Enhancement

"Of the world’s developing regions, Sub-Saharan Africa has the worst infrastructure deficit, with studies pointing to lost growth opportunities. This study presents in one document information previously dispersed on the region’s infrastructure stoc…

Challenge of African Youth Unemployment

Many African youth face high unemployment or employment in low-wage temporary jobs that compound their poverty, especially in northern and southern Africa. Urban areas have much higher rates of unemployment than rural areas—as do women than men—and,…

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

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 …

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