African Development Banks strategic directions on Governance (2008-2010)

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Welcome to this consultation on the African Development Bank’s Strategic Directions on Governance for the period 2008-2010

African countries have, over the last years, achieved significant economic and social progress through improvements in governance. However, significant challenges still remain in efforts aimed at anchoring good governance and achieving capable, responsive and accountable states. The Bank’s role as Africa’s premier development finance institution is to focus on the strengthening of transparency and accountability in the management of public resources at the country, sector and regional levels while paying special attention to fragile states and the management of natural resources. The Bank considers these pillars as key levers for pro-poor, change and citizen empowerment.

The AfDB is, from October 20, 2007 to January15, 2007, conducting a global consultation on its draft strategic directions on governance and the fight against corruption. This draft document on the African Development Bank’s Strategic Directions on Governance (2008-2010), was shared with the African Development Fund’s Deputies in Bamako in September 2007. It is in two languages, French and English. Internal and external stakeholders are cordially invited to comment and submit suggestions via e-mail through the following address: The submissions should be in English or French.

The feedback received will help inform our revised governance strategy paper to be discussed with the African Development Bank’s Board of Executive Directors in early 2008.