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Institute for Democratic Governance Capacity Building Project (IDEG – CAP I & II)

  • Project Name:
    Institute for Democratic Governance Capacity Building Project (IDEG – CAP I & II)
    Institution :
    Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG)
    • Core Competence:
      Professionalisation of the Voices of the Private Sector & Civil Society
    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):
    1 700 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    IDEGCAP’s overall goal is to contribute to sustained interface between the state and non-state actors in order to promote sustainable development in Ghana. The specific objectives are to: (i) increase IDEG’s institutional capacity to enable it continue championing sustainable interface between the State and Non-State Actors; (ii) consolidate formal interface between state and non-state actors; (iii) enhance policy and research analysis for informed Non-State Actors advocacy and lobbying efforts; and (iv) enhance the development of the interface capacities of both state and non-state actors.

    Project Description:

    IDEGCAP II has four project components: (i) institutional support; (ii) interface frameworks and platforms; (iii) policy research, publications and dissemination; and (iv) interface capacity building The key outcomes of the project include: improved institutional systems and procedures to facilitate engagement with the state and other stakeholders; improved and responsive public policies and legal and regulatory framework for civil society organisations’ engagement; formalized interface platforms established with Ministries, Departments and Agencies that are functional; availability of expertise across the broad range of stakeholders that offer policy options that governments accept and harmonizes with public policy; creation of a pool of high quality and reputable organizations in stakeholder engagement and policy dialogue; and improved quality of strategies and gender sensitive policies advocated.


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