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ACR 2019

The Africa Capacity Report 2019 (ACR 2019), with Foreword authored by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and chair of the African Union until this January 2019, provides a snapshot of leadership capacity in Africa based on independent survey data from over 46 African countries. ACR 2019 addresses the capacity dimensions of transformative leadership both in public and private sectors. It looks at the major elements of transformative leadership in Africa, highlights the leadership capacity gaps related to achieving sustainable development on the continent, and identifies strategies for addressing them.

Most importantly, ACR 2019 offers concrete recommendations for improving performance, combining both technical elements and the mindset changes that are necessary for success. Finally, the Report calls for increased investment in leadership capacity development at all levels, especially in government service.

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Agenda 2063 Capacity
Capacity Requirements for the New African Vision Agenda 2063—“The Africa We Want”

Publisher: ACBF

The African Union Commission’s highlighting of the importance of capacity dimensions for Agenda 2063 has been one of the missing links in previous development efforts. This time, implementation will be from a proper understanding of the capacity requirements (as encapsulated in this document). This document provides a conceptual and operational framing of imperatives and capacity issues required for delivering Agenda 2063.


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Lessons Notes on Capacity Development in Africa

ACBF in this volume, tackles important questions including: what works, what doesn’t work in capacity development interventions and why? What are the implementation bottlenecks facing countries? What critical factors need to be reconsidered and what initiatives should be undertaken to effectively and sustainably support the capacity development efforts on the continent? What results have these capacity building efforts produced for African citizens? Are there adaptable generic capacity building tools that have emerged from over a quarter century of ACBF engagement with African institutions and societies?

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ACR 2017 Report
How Africa can benefit from the Belt and Road Initiative.

The Chinese “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI)  study was motivated primarily by the need to gain a deeper and better understanding of the implications of the BRI for Africa, paying particular attention to the economic development opportunities for the region, the challenges around its implementation, and more importantly understanding the relevant capacities required for maximizing the benefits..



AGO Report

African Financial Governance Outlook: Effective Public Financial Management for Sustainable Development

The aim of this Occasional Paper produced by the African Capacity Building Foundation is to provoke evidence-based discussion, and encourage further investigation on the critical capacity challenges to be addressed to tackle youth unemployment in Africa. The paper assesses the causes and impacts of youth unemployment in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland...


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