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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 transforma...

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 no...

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 so...

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

"Sierra Leone like Uganda, Rwanda and Mozambique offers an interesting case study on post-war reconstruction and capacity building in Africa. This small West African country became embroiled in a violent armed conflict in March 1991 when a small g...

Regionalism, Food Security and Economic Development

"It is remarkable that Africa, with enormous resource endowments and with more than 70 percent of the population engaged in agriculture, cannot feed itself. This background paper offers a critical assessment of the potential of regional trade and ...

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

Post-colonial events in Uganda are easily divided into four periods corresponding to the dominant political regimes: the newly independent government under Milton Obote from 1963-71; the Amin era 1971-79; Obote 11 1980-85, the National Resistance ...

Rapport sur les Capacités en Afrique RICA 2015 Les impératifs de capacités pour la mobilisation des ressources intérieures en Afrique

Le Rapport sur les Capacités en Afrique (RICA) 2015 envoie un message très clair : avec l’amenuisement de l’aide publique au développement en direction de l’Afrique, le continent devra compter davantage sur la mobilisation des ressources intérieur...

Youth Unemployment in Africa: Capacity Building and Innovative Strategies from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland

Worldwide, as well as in every African country, jobs and opportunity for the youth are consistently at the top of development agendas. By 2050, 29 percent of the total world youth population will live in Africa. For African countries, youth repres...

Africa Capacity Report 2014: Capacity Imperatives for Regional Integration in Africa

This year's Africa Capacity Report takes a fresh look at an old issue: regional integration, which attracted the attention and interest of leaders and development specialists and partners even before the independence of African countries. Region...

Jobless Economic Growth: Lessons from Africa

Following the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, economic growth has eluded many countries. Africa, on the other hand, is projected to host seven of the ten fastest growing economies in the period from 2011-2012. It has long been understood that h...

Drivers of Economic Growth in Africa: Opportunities, Financing and Capacity Issues

Africa’s economic, social, and political history largely determines its current economic development. The externally imposed structural adjustment programs and reform initiatives of the 1980s and 1990s failed to promote productivity, employment,...

Accessing Funds for Development: Required Capacities for Resource Mobilization and Absorption

African countries are now implementing the Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 (also known as Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs), both requiring huge financial resources. Globally, large amounts of investable resources, mostly private, are available in...

Which Inequalities Matter for Africa's Sustained Growth and Poverty Reduction? A Macro- Micro Comparative Analysis with Case Studies on Cameroon and South Africa

Africa has been the second-fastest growing region in the world over the past decade. Some countries like Rwanda have done well; Ethiopia has been showing promise. Angola, Tanzania, and Mozambique are growing fast. Ensuring access to and equity o...

Using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to Enhance Socio-Economic Development - Implications for Capacity Development in Africa

A hallmark of the new globalization, the adoption of ICT — computers, mobile phones and broadband connectivity — is now a key determinant of international competitiveness, prosperity and living standards. Earlier apprehension has given way to opti...

Capacity Development in Africa: New Approach Motivated by Thinking on "Animal Spirits"

Animal spirits in modern economics has a specific meaning; it refers to the restless and inconsistent element in the economy as well as the peculiar relationship people have with ambiguity and uncertainty, which tends to lead to paralysis or inc...

Capacity Building and Skills Development as Prime Mechanisms for Africa's Socio-economic Transformation: Lessons from ACBF's Interventions

This paper draws on the extant literature and experiences of selected ACBF-supported interventions to examine the importance of capacity building and skills development for Africa’s socio-economic transformation. There is now ample agreement that...

Assessment of Internal and External Risks Associated with the Implementation of the African Union's Agenda 2063

Agenda 2063 represents a transformative vision of the African Union (AU) to achieve “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena” (AUC 2014). In celebration of the...

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