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New Intervarsity Postgraduate Program (NPTCI)

  • Project Name:
    New Intervarsity Postgraduate Program (NPTCI)
    Institution :
    Programme de Troisième Cycle Inter-universitaire (PTCI) Secretariat
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
    Burkina Faso
    Status :
    Closed
    Phase :
    I
    Grant Number :
    15
    Grant Amount (USD):
    5 000 000
    Commitment Date:
    1994
    Closing Date:
    1999
    Phase :
    II
    Grant Number:
    86
    Grant Amount (USD):
    4 000 000
    Commitment Date:
    2001
    Closing Date:
    2007
    Introduction:

    The Programme de Troisième Cycle Inter-universitaire (PTCI) or New Intervarsity Postgraduate Program was a program of the Conference of Educational, Economic and Management Research Institutions in Africa (CIEREA). In 1994 the ACBF Executive Board approved a grant of US$5million to PTCI. The program focused on Masters level training, in order to meet shortages of analytically competent economists in public and private administration in Francophone West Africa. The Nouveau Programme de Troisième Cycle Inter-universitaire (NPTCI) – Phase II was approved by the Executive Board of ACBF in December 2006.

    Project Description:

    The goal of PTCI was to contribute to improving the quality of the higher education teaching in Economics and the performance in economic management in Sub-Sahara Africa Francophone countries. The specific objectives were: (i) To strengthen the coordination capacity of PTCI Secretariat in offering higher training in economics; (ii) To improve the capacity of Francophone Sub-Sahara African higher education and research centers for an effective training service delivery; and (iii) To increase expertise in economic analysis and management in the public and private sectors in Francophone Sub-Sahara African countries.

    The immediate objectives of the NPTCI were: (a) to train economists of international standards from Francophone African countries members such as Burkina Faso; (b) to develop the human and institutional capacity of 18 departments of economics of universities in Francophone Africa such as the Universities of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso 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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