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Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)

  • Project Name:
    Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
    Institution :
    Ethiopian Economic Association and the Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
    Strategic Pillar:
    Tracking Policy Impact
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Status :
    Phase :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 000 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:
    Phase :
    Grant Number:
    Grant Amount (USD):
    800 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    The research and capacity building orientation of EEA/EEPRI Phase I largely focused on enhancing rapid economic growth, improved human development, democratization and governance as well as improving public sector institutional performance.  Results of the first phase showed a strong performance, earning the program a reputation for credible policy-relevant research. At its 34th Regular Meeting, in December 2005, the Executive Board approved a grant of US$ 800 000 to EEA/EEPRI Phase II.

    Project Description:

    The overall goal was to improve the policy making process in Ethiopia for sustained economic growth and poverty reduction.

    Expected Results:
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