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Factoring in Africa to support trade development: Challenges and opportunities for growth through capacity development

FACTORING REPORT

This occasional paper is about factoring, known as the selling or transferring of accounts receivable to secure funds that are immediately available. The process provides a solution to address the financing gap for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to support trade development as part of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and Africa’s structural transformation agenda.

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Building Capacity for Development of Factoring in Africa to accelerate trade development and support AfCFTA

ACBF SDGS Report

This Policy Brief developed by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank) explores the opportunities offered by factoring which provides a solution to address the financing gap for Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) to support Africa’s structural transformation particularly in trade development as part of the African Continental Free trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The aim of the Policy Brief is to examine the capacity imperatives for the development and use of factoring as an innovative trade financing tool to advance the AfCFTA. .

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Agenda 2063 Capacity
Capacity imperatives for the SDGS: In line with African Union's Agenda 2063

Publisher: ACBF

This report by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) analyzes the capacity dimensions and imperatives for achieving the SDGs within the context of Agenda 2063. This focus recognizes that capacity remains the critical missing link for fulflling the development agendas of most African countries. The objective of this report is to identify, map, and analyze the key capacity dimensions that are important to address and enhance national capabilities for implementing the SDGs in Africa. The exercise views the SDGs as a unique opportunity for governments to redirect investments in economic development, inclusive growth, and mechanisms to sustain achievements.

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Lessons Notes on Capacity Development in Africa

With close to three decades of capacity building on the continent, ACBF in collaboration with the World Bank, has conducted a series of policy oriented studies aimed at documenting the lessons learnt in capacity development interventions in selected strategic areas. This volume, therefore, tackles important questions including: what works, what doesn’t work in capacity development interventions and why?.

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ACR 2019 Report
Africa Capacity Report 2019: Fostering Transformative Leadership for Africa's Development

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..

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ACR REport 2019

Building Capacity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation.



The Africa Capacity Report provides the framework for science, technology, and innovation (STI) development by focusing on the capacity dimensions in Africa. In particular, it examines the status of STI, delving into initiatives, challenges, and capacity gaps for African countries, regional economic communities (RECs), the African Union (AU), and non-state actors to pursue STI-driven economic activities.

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