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Strategic Cooperation

The Bank is partnering with international and national development agencies to deliver capacity building programs, each in their area of expertise, in order to produce synergies and complementarities. The ADI develops an active partnership with donors, development agencies, training institutes, universities, and private sector organizations within and outside the continent.

Agence Tunisienne de Coopération Technique (ATCT):  The Bank works in collaboration with ATCT to enhance the knowledge base of African officials to enable them gain a better understanding of key issues in public finance management, and to build capacity in result-based management.

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA): The Japanese International Cooperation Agency provides strong support to capacity development programs within the context of South-South cooperation. The agency actively contributes to the public finance management capacity building program.

Korean Agency for Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC): In collaboration with the Korean government, the Korea Export-Import Bank (EXIM Bank) and the Korean Development Institute (KDI), the AfDB commended the implementation of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) action plan, which is referred to as the “Korea Initiative on Africa’s Development”. This is an action plan drafted by the consultative group identifying areas of collaboration. These areas include infrastructure, human resources development, information and communication technology as well as knowledge sharing. In this area, the main objective is to provide participants with an overview of Korea’s economic development experiences and explore possibilities for participants to apply these experiences in their own countries.

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA): The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is partnering with the Bank to organize the African Economic Conference whose objective is to promote knowledge management as an essential component of policy design and implementation, facilitate dialogue and promote the exchange of ideas between economists and African policy-makers, encourage and reinforce research on economic issues relating to the development of African economies, and offer regional and sub-regional organizations an opportunity to disseminate the findings of their research as well as discuss them with policy-makers.

World Trade Organization (WTO): The Bank works in collaboration with the WTO to enhance the knowledge of African officials to enable them gain a better understanding of key issues in the international trade system, and to build their trade negotiation capacity.

World Bank Institute (WBI): The African Development Institute (ADI) is partnering with the World Bank Institute in the delivery of a distance learning TOT course on microfinance. The course comprises:

  • Self-paced study, using a Microfinance Distance Learning (MFDL) package developed by UNCDF.
  • Online tutoring and e-discussion.
  • Meeting with international microfinance experts through four 3-hour videoconference sessions.
  • Local courses in selected countries

This course is designed primarily for development practitioners, microfinance professionals, policy-makers, donor staff, socially responsible investors, students, and others who want to improve their knowledge of best practices in microfinance. Participants who wish to develop their skills in delivering microfinance training and become fully certified trainers of the UNCDF course can earn accreditation by completing all weekly assignments and writing the final examination for this course.