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Zimbabwe Capacity Development Program (ZCDP)

  • Project Name:
    Zimbabwe Capacity Development Program (ZCDP)
    Institution :
    Government of Zimbabwe
    Strategic Pillar:
    Enhancing Critical Capacities for Transformational Change
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    5 000 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    On the 6thof June 2012 ACBF signed a US$ 5million grant for the financing of Zimbabwe Capacity Building Program.

    Project Description:

    Program purpose and objectives

    The purpose of the Zimbabwe Capacity Development Program (ZCDP) is to strengthen the economic management capabilities of the Government of Zimbabwe (GOZ) to successfully implement its Medium Term Plan (MTP).  The Program focuses on strategic priorities for capacity development identified by the Government of Zimbabwe which inter alia  are :

    • Consolidating economic management through building capabilities of economic management ministries and related institutions; and
    • Rebuilding public sector institutional and human resources capabilities to support implementation of the MTP.

    Program components: The Program comprises two thematic components aligned with the Government strategic priority of continued strengthening of economic management, while rebuilding public sector capabilities for sustained growth and development. The program components are: (1) Strengthening Economic Management and (2) Rebuilding Institutional Capacity for Public Service Training.

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