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Our Vision: Africa capable of achieving its own development.

What We Do
“ ACBF supports capacity development through investments, technical support, knowledge generation and sharing across Africa. ”

What We Do

ACBF supports capacity building initiatives in Africa in three ways:

  • Investments in capacity building institutions

ACBF funds strategic capacity building projects and programs submitted by governments of African member countries and non-state actors at both the national and regional levels which demonstrate prospects for maximum impact. Typical capacity development activities include research capacity to support policy formulation and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, policy dialogue between government and non-state actors and institutional strengthening to effectively deliver capacity building programs and track progress.

  • Technical assistance for capacity building projects and programs to  formulate, implement and monitor policies at national and regional levels.

ACBF is a knowledge hub on capacity development interventions on the continent and uses this knowledge to provide technical assistance in implementing, monitoring and evaluating the capacity development projects and programs it funds. This also includes technical support for capacity needs assessment, project/program design, monitoring of project/program activities and mid-term and end of project/program evaluations.

  • Knowledge and learning activities

ACBF supports knowledge and learning through Knowledge Networks, Knowledge Products & Services, Knowledge Forums, and through its Library and Information Resource Centre. The Foundation conducts research on emerging development and capacity building issues on the continent. Since 2011, ACBF publishes its annual flagship report, the Africa Capacity Report (ACR) which measures progress made by African countries annually in capacity development on the continent.




ACBF's financial support to our institution has helped us a great deal. We look forward to continued partnership with ACBF in pursuit of capacity building in STEM for Africa's sustainable development.

Prof. Burton Mwamila , Vice Chancellor , The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology

The Africa we want, others have wanted it before us.

Dr. Hesphina Rukato , Development Consultant , Great Dyke Investments

The time to accelerate capacity building is now or never. The continent does not have the luxury to waste time anymore

Phelekezela Mphoko , Vice-President , Zimbabwe

The Africa rising narrative can no longer be denied. Africa has over the past decade, made the greatest economic gains than any other region in the world

Addoulaye Mar Dieye , UNDP Director Regional for Africa ,

Government must lead, catalyze, support, and invest by bringing in partners to fix market failures and mitigate risk

President Paul Kagame , President , Rwanda
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