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The National Assembly’s Analysis Unit for Development Policy

  • Project Name:
    The National Assembly’s Analysis Unit for Development Policy
    Institution :
    Benin National Assembly
    • Core Competence:
      National Parliaments and Parliamentary Institutions
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
    Status :
    Phase :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 500 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:
    Phase :
    Grant Number:
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 500 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    In 2000, the ACBF board approved a grant to support the National Assembly of Benin through a project called Cellule d’analyse des Politique de Developpement de l’assemblee Nationale (CAPAN).   The project capacitated members of parliament and parliamentary staff.  In May 2007 the Executive Board approved a grant of US$ 1.5 million to CAPAN II.

    Project Description:

    The overall goal of CAPAN is to enhance the capacity of the National Assembly of Benin to discharge its constitutional mandate and effectively play its role in parliamentary democracy in order to enlarge its participation in development policy formulation and implementation for poverty alleviation and good governance.

    The project has five specific objectives: (i) to consolidate and enhance CAPANhuman and institutional capacity for policy analysis and formulation;

    (ii) toconsolidate and strengthen the human capacities of the National Assemblyadministration and the civil society in the area of development policy and lawmaking;

    (iii) to develop a more responsive studies and research agenda basedon policy challenges faced by Benin for the short, medium and long-term;

    (iv)to institutionalize gender integration in parliamentary activities; and

    (v) topromote effective communication of parliamentary activities and strengthenrelation with the media and civil society;

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