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ACBF Capacity Report 2015

Africa’s evolving capacity development landscape. Despite good progress since the turn of the century, capacity deficits remain a major challenge facing African countries in their quest for sustainable development. Those deficits continue to prevent them from implementing their development strategies and policies and from achieving their desired development outcomes. According to the Africa Capacity Report 2015, produced by the ACBF, weak capacity in its various dimensions is still a problem of the continent. Indeed, ACBF’s consultations with a broad cross-section of African governments, private sector, civil society, and development partners show that capacity constraints are most visible in addressing the continent’s major problems.

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THE AFRICA CAPACITY REPORT ACR 2015 Capacity Imperatives for Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa

Publisher: ACBF

Mobilizing and efficiently utilizing domestic resources is crucial for Africa to implement the post-2015 development agenda and African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 – This is one of the key messages contained in the 2015 edition of the Africa Capacity Report.



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Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization: The Role of the Civil Society

The policy brief by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) highlights that while it is widely agreed that domestic resource mobilization is the way to go, the 2015 Africa Capacity Report shows that this may not be achieved because of one missing link: the capacity to do so. It highlights that the civil society, which consists of organized groups and institutions that are independent of the state, can play a leading role in bargaining with Government on behalf of the people around effective strategies for mobilizing domestic resource and curbing illicit financial flows in Africa.






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Avoiding the Resource Curse Dilemma: The Discovery of Oil and Natural Gas in Uganda, Case Study No. 9
Since 2006, Uganda has made several oil and gas discoveries and the government hopes that the development of the sector will transform Uganda from a low-income into an upper middle-income country by 2040 and from a net importer to a net exporter of oil and its products with wider regional benefits. The oil and gas discoveries have led to high expectations for many institutions, communities, and individuals with reference to poverty-eradication development. Of particular concern for Uganda is that in Africa, countries dependent on oil and gas have tended to have weaker long-run growth, higher rates of poverty, and higher inequality than non-mineral-dependent economies at similar levels of income - a situation that amounts to a resource curse.


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The ACBF-AACES Scheme: Effective Partnerships for Sustainable Development

The ACBF-AACES ends 30 June 2016. The scheme has been highly successful in meeting and surpassing its objectives. ACBF-AACES has continued to demonstrate strong results in maternal and child health, agricultural productivity, water and sanitation. Over 2,378,468 people have benefitted directly from ACBF-AACES, of which 1,491,231 were women and girls: an estimated 479,413 people accessed maternal and child health services; approximately 817,933 people experienced improved agricultural productivity; and over 1,074,813 people were provided with water and sanitation services.


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