Mainstreaming Managing for Development Results In RMC : MFDR (AFCOP)


  • Reference: P-Z1-IA0-009
  • Approval date: 16/05/2012
  • Start date: 07/08/2012
  • Appraisal Date: 07/12/2011
  • Status: OngoingOnGo


The project aims to support the African community of practice for managing for development results (AfCoP) to mainstream Managing for Development Results (MfDR). It will also enhance capacity of the RECs and their member countries to accelerate the implementation of regional policies and programs by using MfDR approach, in order to promote the regional integration. It consists of four components:

1.Knowledge Sharing on MfDR- The activities under this component include: Conducting on-line discussion on MfDR topics; Developing Knowledge Products and Organizing MfDR For a

2.Linking MfDR knowledge to Regional Processes- Activities under this component include: Creation of Regional CoPs and thematic groups; Developing methodologies on Readiness Assessment on MfDR and Regional Policy implementation; Training of Trainers on MfDR, building of capacity of COMESA and WAEMU on MfDR and establishment of Regional Thematic Clusters

3.Synergies between regional and national processes- the activities under this component include: Creation of national Cops; Launching readiness assessment on MfDR and regional policy implementation; Organizing MfDR capacity building events; Coaching the implementers of the regional policies and Organizing seminars for high level decision makers,

4.Project Management- Undertake project implementation; Supervise all Project activities, prepare and submit all project reports on schedule and Carry out the AfCoP secretariat activities


To promote Regional Integration by mainstreaming Managing for Development Results (MfDR) approaches


Regional integration in Africa is faced with some challenges which include limited political engagement and policy convergence, weak capacity of the RECs and lack of involvement of non-states actors. MfDR as a global public good is therefore designed to contribute to overcoming the above mentioned constraints of the regional integration. AfCoP has been instrumental in building stronger ownership and leadership as well as promoting capacity development initiatives to strengthen regional and country institutions. The Global Partnership on MfDR recognized AfCoP as a primary source of MfDR, emphasizing its good practices in Africa and its contributions to advancing the results agenda and improving national development processes. AfCoP's activities on MfDR are geared towards achieving all five fundamental principles of the Paris Declaration (2005) for making aid more effective, the Accra Agenda for Action (AAA, 2008) and also the Busan partnership on effective development (2011). The latter is the fourth high level forum on Aid Effectiveness for cooperation for effective development.


The project will benefit the AfCoP members with an emphasis on those from countries with national CoPs and on selected RECs. AfCoP members in 43 RMCs will benefit from the knowledge sharing from the online platform. The regional online platform will benefit COMESA and WAEMU and their member states. In COMESA region in particular, it will benefit the Federation on national associations of women in business who will exchange ideas on promoting trade facilitation. The 17 countries from COMESA and WAEMU will be covered by components 2 and 3 of the project with intensive capacity building activities. It is expected that 15 000 including women from regional integration-related institutions will be trained. Each trained participant is expected to influence the results-orientation in his/her work place, thus contributing to improving the performance of public service management that will positively affect the living conditions of the populations. The project places emphasis on participation of females and youths in the membership of the AfCoP, the regional and the national CoPs including their Core Management Teams. An increased number of women and young people from active women and youth associations will be selected to participate in the training workshops on MfDR. At least one third of participants in the training sessions will be women and at least 10% will be young people.

Key contacts

EKOH Ugonma Patience - RDGS4


Finance source Amount
ADFUAC 9,000,000
DeltaUAC 980,000
TotalUAC 9,980,000