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Existing Grants

Project:
Improving accountability and effectiveness of policy formulation within the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development region (HESPI)
Institution:
The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI)
Coverage:
Regional- East Africa
Country:
Ethiopia
Grant Number:
256
Grant Amount (USD):
3 000 000
Date of Signing:
08 Dec, 2011
Duration:
2011 to 2015
Project Goal:

The project’s goal is to improve accountability and effectiveness of policy formulation within the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development Region. The specific objectives of the project are to: (i) Enhance capabilities of financial integrity institutions in South Sudan and Somalia (ii) Improve policy formulation and management within the IGAD region and (ii) Strengthen HESPI’s institutional and human capacities.

Project:
Strengthening the institutional capacity of the Economy of Ghana Network (EGN)
Institution:
The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) University of Ghana (Legon)
Coverage:
National
Country:
Ghana
Grant Number:
255
Grant Amount (USD):
500 000
Date of Signing:
10 Oct, 2011
Duration:
2011 to 2015
Project Goal:

The overall goal of the project is to consolidate the gains made towards the intended transformation of the Economy of Ghana Network (EGN) into a full-fledged CLK-NET that would serve as a community of purpose for fostering stakeholder participation and collectively generating, scanning, sharing and promoting the effective utilization of information and knowledge in the development management process in Ghana. The project’s specific objectives are to:  (i) Strengthen the institutional capacity of EGN as a formalized, regular and independent forum that convenes the country’s disparate stakeholder groups for collectively diagnosing and addressing the policy challenges encountered in the development management process of Ghana; (ii) Foster a more deliberate engagement of the policymaking process, thereby promoting greater stakeholder participation and knowledge utilization in development policy formulation and management in Ghana; (iii) Provide knowledge resources for guiding the design, implementation, and monitoring-and-evaluation of the effectiveness of development policies and programs in the country; and (iv) Establish a pool of human resource with adequate capacity in development policy analysis and research and management who can respond rapidly to the needs of policy makers and other stakeholders in the development management processes.

Project:
Contributing to the strengthening of doctorate-level economics education in sub-Saharan Africa (AERC-CPP II)
Institution:
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), INC.
Coverage:
Continental- Sub Saharan Africa
Country:
Kenya
Grant Number:
226
Grant Amount (USD):
3 500 000
Date of Signing:
14 Mar, 2011
Duration:
2008 to 2014
Project Goal:

The overall objective of the CCP Phase II is to continue to develop an internationally recognized doctoral degree (PH.D.) program that enhances the continent’s capacity in economic research, development management, university teaching and relevant to African development needs. The program’s specific objectives are: (i) To consolidate the gains made during the first five years in the area of strengthening individual and institutional teaching and research capacity (ii) To continue to pursue innovativeness in Ph.D. Training in order to produce internationally recognized, but contextually relevant Ph.D. graduates in Economics. (iii) To increase the pool of professional economists at a cost-effective rate, thus enhancing its sustainability.

Project:
Strengthening efforts in policy analysis and formulation towards national economic development in Kenya (KIPPRA Phase III)
Institution:
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
Coverage:
National
Country:
Kenya
Grant Number:
252
Grant Amount (USD):
2 000 000
Date of Signing:
01 Dec, 2010
Duration:
2010 to 2015
Project Goal:

The project’s goal is to strengthen policy analysis and formulation towards national economic development in Kenya. The project’s specific objectives are to: (i) Enhance capacity of KIPPRA to produce quality research and policy support to Government and other stakeholders; (ii) Strengthen capacity of Government, private sector and civil society in policy formulation and analysis; (iii) Enhance KIPPRA’s communication capacity to enable the Institute respond to national policy issues; (iv) Strengthen the Institute’s partnerships and networks and (v) Enhance KIPPRA’s institutional capacity in  to effectively support the policy process and ensure its sustainability.

Project:
Contributing to the national policy formulation and development process in Uganda (EPRC IV)
Institution:
The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
Coverage:
National
Country:
Uganda
Grant Number:
249
Grant Amount (USD):
1 600 000
Date of Signing:
26 Jul, 2010
Duration:
2010 to 2014
Project Goal:

The goal of the project is to strengthen the EPRC so that it continues to contribute effectively to the national and policy formulation and development process in Uganda. The specific objectives of the project are to: (i) Consolidate EPRC’s contribution to the policy formulation and development process through the conduct and dissemination of high quality applied economic research and policy analysis; (ii) Provide technical support to government and other stakeholders in the policymaking, implementation and monitoring process; and (iii) Strengthen EPRC’s institutional capacity to conduct policy oriented economic research, policy analysis and capacity building programs.

Project:
Contributing to broad based consultative and participatory processes for development, including implementation and review of development policies and programs in Tanzania (TGDLC)
Institution:
The Tanzania Global Development Learning Centre (TGDLC)
Coverage:
Tanzania
Country:
Tanzania
Grant Number:
248
Grant Amount (USD):
500 000
Date of Signing:
23 Jul, 2010
Duration:
2010 to 2014
Project Goal:

Tanzania Global Development Learning Centre (TGDLC) is a capacity building sub-component under the President’s Office Public Service Management and a member of the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN). TGDLC is one of the first ten capacity building technology hubs established in different world regions and part of over 130 networked development communication hubs existing on six continents under GDLN. The TGDLC facilities enable decision makers and mid-level professionals and practitioners to access and share a wealth of knowledge and experiences available in the world. The sharing of information is done through the global communication system. The overall goal of TZ-CLK-NET, in addition to peer learning, information/knowledge sharing, is to promote broad based involvement and participation in the national debate on key issues of national concern, including the formulation, implementation and review of development policies and programs via a consultative process.

Project:
Contributing to effectively promote and influence the creation of competitive business environment in the East African region (EABC)
Institution:
The East African Business Council (EABC), The African Capacity Building Founding (ACBF)
Coverage:
Regional- East Africa
Country:
Tanzania
Grant Number:
247
Grant Amount (USD):
1 800 000
Date of Signing:
23 Jul, 2010
Duration:
2010 to 2014
Project Goal:

The goal of the project is to contribute to promotion and influence creation of competitive business environment in East Africa Region.  The project’s specific objectives are to: (a) Enhance human and institutional capacity of EABC; (b) Stimulate private sector growth in the East African region; and (c) Expand the private sector’s participation and opportunities in regional integration process in East Africa.

Project:
Enhancing of economic policy research and analysis in Zimbabwe with a view to contributing to evidence-based policy formulation, including policy advice support to the Government of Zimbabwe’s economic development agenda (ZEPARU Phase II)
Institution:
The Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit (ZEPARU)
Coverage:
National
Country:
Zimbabwe
Grant Number:
246
Grant Amount (USD):
2 000 000
Date of Signing:
04 Feb, 2010
Duration:
2010 to 2014
Project Goal:

The goal of the project is to strengthen economic policy research and analysis in Zimbabwe. The specific objectives of the  project are, to: (i) Provide evidence-based and policy options and trade-offs to the Government of Zimbabwe and other stakeholders: (ii) Consolidate gains in capacity building of key government economic ministries and agencies in economic policy and management, including consolidating ZEPARU’s institutional capacity; (iii) Provide demand-driven professional advice to state and other stakeholders on emerging development issues, and (iv) Continue strengthening partnerships and networks with other national, regional and international research centers and other like-minded organizations.

Project:
Projet de Renforcement des Capacités des Organizations Féminines, (RECOFEM II)
Institution:
Le Gouvernement De La Republique Du Mali, La Coordination Des Associations et ONG Feminines Du Mali (CAFO), L’Association D’ Appui A L’Epanouissement De La Femme (AAEF-YIRIBA SUMA), Le Groupe Pivot Droits Et Citoyennete Des Femmes
Coverage:
Country- Mali
Country:
Mali
Grant Number:
240
Grant Amount (USD):
1 500 000
Date of Signing:
29 May, 2009
Duration:
2009 to 2014
Project Goal:

Les objectifsspécifiques du projetsont les suivants: (i) renforcer les capacities

Humaines et institutionnelles de RECOFEM pour la formation sur les questions degenre et  pour la formation et l’analyse des politiques (ii) consolider les capcités

humaines et institutionnelles du Ministè de la Promotion de la Femme, de l’Enfant et de la Famille(MPFER), et des organisationsfémininesdans le domaine de lagestion du développemnt (iii) développer un programme de travail base surles defiesauxaquels fait face le pays et sur les besoinsspécifiques des organizationsféminines (iv) accroître la visibilité de RECOFEM à travers sa participation aux débats publics sur le problèmeséconomiques et sociaux au niveau national   

Project:
Strengthening interface between the State of Ghana and non-state actors to contribute to the consolidation of democratic governance, accelerated poverty reduction, increased growth, and sustainable development. (IDEG-CAP II)
Institution:
Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG)
Coverage:
National
Country:
Ghana
Grant Number:
241
Grant Amount (USD):
1 700 000
Date of Signing:
08 Apr, 2009
Duration:
2009 to 2014
Project Goal:

The goal of IDEG-CAP II is to contribute to sustained interface between the state and non-state actors in order to promote sustainable development in Ghana. The specific objectives of the project are to: (i) Increase IDEG’s institutional capacity to enable it to continue championing sustainable interface between the state and non-state actors; (ii) Consolidate interface between the state and no state actors; (iii) Enhance policy and research analysis for informed Non-State Actor advocacy and lobbying efforts; and (d) Enhance the development of the interface capabilities of both state and non-state actors.

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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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