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Policy Analysis And Research Project (PARP)

  • Project Name:
    Policy Analysis And Research Project (PARP)
    Institution :
    The National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
    • Core Competence:
      National Parliaments and Parliamentary Institutions
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
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    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 000 000
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    Approval Date:
    December 2007
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    The National Assembly of Nigeria contributes towards good governance in Nigeria through drafting bills, making laws and maintaining oversight over the executive branch.  In 2002, the Executive Board approved a grant of US$2 million to the National Assemble of Nigeria (NASS) for the purpose of establishing the Policy Analysis and Research Project (PARP).  At its 38th Regular Meeting in December 2007, the Executive Board approved a second grant of US$2 million to PARP Phase II. 

    Project Description:

    The overall goal of the Policy Analysis and Research Project(PARP)was to strengthen the capacity of the National Assembly of Nigeria to enable it to effectively discharge its constitutional duties of legislation, representation and oversight over the executive.

    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