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Recently Signed Grants

Malawi Public Policy Research Analysis Project (MPPRAP)
Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
Grant Number:
Grant Amount (USD):
1 000 000
Date of Signing:
06 Nov, 2015
2016 to 2017
Project Goal:

Project Goal: The overall goal of the MPPRAP is to enhance effectiveness and relevance of public policies in Malawi. 

This goal will be achieved through the following specific objectives:

(i)     Improved capacity for policy formulation and management through the establishment of semi-autonomous policy research institute;

(ii)   Strengthened capacity of public officials and non-state actors in economic policy analysis and formulation.   

African Union Capacity Building Program
African Union Commission
African Continent
Grant Number:
Grant Amount (USD):
3 000 000
Date of Signing:
11 May, 2015
2015 to 2017
Project Goal:

The overall goal of the AU-CAP II  is to contribute to the effective implementation of the AU Commission’s Third Strategic Plan (2014 – 2017). 

This goal will be achieved through the following specific objectives: 
(i)    Strengthen the AUC’s relationships with REC’s, AU organs and with strategic and other partners; and
(ii)    Strengthen the human and institutional capacity of AU Commission to implement the Third Strategic Plan of the AUC

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