Capacity Focus is the bi-annual magazine of the African Development Institute. Founded in 1995, the Institute is focal department of the African Development Bank (AfDB) for building human, organizational and institutional capacity in the Bank’s 54 regional member states. The Institute works in close collaboration with all AfDB units as well as with African and global institutions including universities, training centers, research organizations to help member states bridge capacity and skills gaps.
I am pleased to present this new edition of Capacity Focus. This magazine is intended to provide a platform for reflection and for sharing ideas around the role of Capacity Development in Africa’s transformation.
The African Development Bank adopted a Ten Year strategy for 2013-2022 to place the Bank at the center of Africa’s transformation from raw material-based economies to more diversified production structures . Such results will depend on the human, institutional and organizational capacity of the beneficiary countries, thus underlining the importance of every program and project approved