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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

ACBF and UNECA, both with strong mandates of building-capacity for poverty reduction and economic prosperity in Africa, collaborate in the priority areas of economic policy analysis and management through collaborative program development with ECA, ACBF and ACBF-supported policy centres; strengthening regional integration in Africa through capacity building of Regional Economic Communities (RECs); Strengthening trade capacity in Africa towards vibrant intra and international trade by African countries and organisations; strengthening capacity for gender responsive policy environment in Africa; supporting capacity building initiatives of Information, Communication and Technology at country and regional levels on ICT policy formulation, analysis and development; promoting development and sharing of knowledge on development issues in Africa among development stakeholders; promoting best practices in statistical reforms, advocacy, planning and production and joint implementation of the Statistical Training Programme for Africa (STPA); mainstreaming good governance towards economic development of Africa through public sector management, private sector development, civil society and country governance assessments; promote Institutional capacity building in the public, private and civil society in Africa and strengthening monitoring and evaluation  capacity of African institutions.

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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 , ,

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specializes 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 , ,

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 – Minister of Finance, Ghana , ,

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

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

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 , ,
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