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Centre d’Analyse des Politiques Economiques et Sociales

  • Project Name:
    Centre d’Analyse des Politiques Economiques et Sociales
    Institution :
    Centre d’Analyse des Politiques Economiques et Sociales (CAPES)
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
    Burkina Faso
    Status :
    Closed
    Phase :
    I
    Grant Number :
    37
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 600 000
    Commitment Date:
    2000
    Closing Date:
    2005
    Phase :
    II
    Grant Number:
    169
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 700 000
    Commitment Date:
    2006
    Closing Date:
    2010
    Introduction:

    CAPES, was developed and appraised as predecessor to a Country level Knowledge Network (CLKNET) for which the Government of Burkina requested the Foundation to take the lead in collaboration with other donors. The first phase of CAPES began in August 2002 with a grant of US$ 1 600 000 from ACBF. During this phase, CAPES succeeded in building significant national capacity in policy analysis and development management in key ministries in charge of economic affairs. As a result, CAPES has established considerable credibility within Government and among the donor community. A second grant of US$ 1 700 000 was made for the second phase of the project which commenced in July 2008 and is expected to close in November 2010. Under the second phase, particular emphasis has been placed on strengthening capacity to underpin the implementation of Burkina Faso’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy (CSLP-II).

    Project Description:

    The goal of CAPES was to improve economic management, participatory and evidence-based policymaking in Burkina Faso.

    Expected Results:
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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