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Africa Research and Resource Forum (ARRF)

  • Project Name:
    Africa Research and Resource Forum (ARRF)
    Institution :
    Africa Research and Resource Forum
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
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    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 500 000
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    The Africa Research and Resource Forum (ARRF), based in Nairobi, Kenya, hasa regional policy development agenda to serve the countries that are members of the East African Community (EAC) namely: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.  In December 2006, the Executive Board approved a grant of US$ 2.5 million to ARRF.

    Project Description:

    The goal of the project was to improve the quality of regional policy research and analysis for socio-economic development in East African Community. Its expected results were:

    • Greater economic integration within the East African community and improved capacity of policy makers to make decisions based on informed policy analysis
    • Enhanced research capacity among middle level professionals in the region
    • Enhanced Research and Development activities in the agricultural sector in the EAC regions contributing more effectively to improve productivity and enhance the sector’s contribution to regional economic development, and thereby reducing poverty
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