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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.



Previous Africa Capacity Reports


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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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Survey of the Capacity Needs of Africa's Regional Economic Communities And Strategies for Addressing Them
This second survey by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) builds on the first one by reappraising the capacity needs of the African Union’s eight recognized RECs in line with their strategic thrusts and development imperatives. Connecting the continent’s countries with each other and the rest of the world through deeper and broader integration is fundamental for the “Africa rising” trajectory to continue. Regional integration is also central to the continent’s efforts to join global production networks and value chains, boost intraregional and global trade, and reap the demographic dividends of a youthful population.


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Risk Assessment of Internal and External Risks Associated with the Implementation of the African Union's Agenda 2063

This study compiled by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) examines the risk factors—internal and external to Africa— that could compromise Agenda 2063’s vision, transformation framework, and planning programme over the next five decades. The analysis of these risk factors is accompanied by considerations of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that could shape each of the seven aspirations of Agenda 2063.

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