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Key ACBF Documents

Key ACBF Document

AACES: Effective Partnerships for Sustainable Development Program review 2011 - 2016
ACBF in Action: 25 Years of Capacity Development impact
ACBF’s Capacity Building Interventions in Africa (1991–2016)

ACBF Strategy

ACBF Strategy, 2017-2021
Strategic Medium Term Plan III (SMTP III), 2012 - 2016
Strategic Medium Term Plan II (SMTP II), 2007 - 2011
Strategic Medium Term Plan I, 2002 - 2006

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2014
Annual Report 2013
Annual Report 2012
Annual Report 2011
Annual Report 2010
Annual Report 2009
Annual Report 2008

Audit and Risk Committee Annual Reports

Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report 2018
Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report 2017
ARC Report 2016
ARC Report - 2015
Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report 2013
Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report 2012
Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report 2011

Grant/Support Templates

FICAD Project Application Template
Project Grant Application Template
Type of Grants and Process

Policies & Guidelines

ACBF Evaluation Policy
Disbursement Manual for Grant Recipients

Operational Instruments

Procurement Guidelines For ACBF Grant Recipients
Appendix 1 to the ACBF Procurement Guidelines : Review by ACBF of Procurement Decisions


Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.

H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.

H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.

Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.

Hon. Goodall Gondwe, former Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.

Hon Ken Ofori Atta, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana