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ADF-11 The Bank Group’s Contribution to Governance in Africa: Strategic Directions (2008-2010) (Background Paper)
This paper provides strategic orientations for the African Development Bank’s contribution to good governance and anti-corruption in Africa during the period 2008-2010. It is an opportune time for the Bank to re-focus its governance agenda and carve out a distinctive role for itself in the global aid architecture. African countries have achieved significant progress in improving their governance practices, but considerable challenges remain to anchor good governance and root out corruption. Furthermore, global developments in aid policies and donors’ governance strategies have altered the aid landscape in which the Bank operates. The Bank has embarked on a new phase of institutional development to consolidate its role as Africa’s premier development finance institution.