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National Economic Council

  • Project Name:
    National Economic Council
    Institution :
    Malawi National Economic Council
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Malawi
    Status :
    Closed
    Grant Number :
    63
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 500 000
    Commitment Date:
    2001
    Closing Date:
    2004
    Introduction:

    The National Economic Council’s objective was to enhance the Government’s ability to achieve its policy objective of poverty alleviation and socio-economic development through enhancement of capacity in strategic planning, policy analysis and economic management.

    Project Description:

    The specific objectives were implemented through four key objectives, namely

    • Enhance the capacity of the National Economic Council to enable it operate effectively and efficiently in providing professional advice and technical support to government and the public on economic, social and development policy;
    • Promote and improve private – public sector dialogue and consultation mechanisms in the economic policy reform process
    • Create a streamlined, efficient and well-coordinated economic management machinery, particularly among the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, National Economic Council, Reserve Bank of Malawi and donor agencies; and
    • Improve the capacity of the executive and legislative branches of the government to make effective and timely decisions on economic reform   
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
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