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Economic Policy Unit (CAPE) Phase I &II

  • Project Name:
    Economic Policy Unit (CAPE) Phase I &II
    Institution :
    Cellule d’Appui A L’Analyse de Politiques Economiques
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
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    Phase :
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    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 500 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:
    Phase :
    Grant Number:
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 200 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    In March 1995, the ACBF Executive Board awarded a grant of US$1.5 million to the Government of Benin to establish a Policy Analysis Support Unit - CAPE (Cellule d’Appui A L’Analyse de PolitiquesEconomiques). The unit undertakes research on policy and disseminates the results to a variety of stakeholders, most notably the government. In December 2003, the ACBF Executive Board approved a second grant of $1.2 million for CAPE II for enhancing national capacity to support Benin’s development objectives. 

    Project Description:

    The project aim was to increase the contribution and impact of CAPE on policy formulation and implementation in Benin by providing policymakers with independent research findings and training for well-informed decision-making. It was also aimed at facilitating public participation in decision making, particularly in the formation and implementation of poverty reduction strategies. 

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