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The African Community of Practice (AfCoP) on Managing for Development Results (MfDR), whose secretariat is at the African Development Bank (AfDB) in the Corporate Performance and Accountability Division, organized a two-day internal seminar on the Bank’s support in building a results culture in the Bank’s Regional Member Countries (RMCs) on April 10 and 18, 2017.
The Bank has been going through changes and its strategic focus has shifted to the “High 5” development targets for Africa. There is also a broader awareness among development actors that Africa is going through transformational changes and requires a revised approach to development.
Fifty-two people participated in the seminar, which provided an opportunity to reflect on the principles, tools and instruments that could reinforce the impact of the Bank. It was noted that Managing for Development Results is essential for achieving greater impact and sustainable development results in Africa. The AfCoP project addresses these key issues by supporting 18 of the Bank’s Regional Member Countries and two Regional Economic Communities in promoting results culture and good practices.
During the exchanges, the AfCoP project and results were presented. They also talked about MfDR capacity assessment, the link between the Bank’s “High 5s” and the AfCoP project roadmap, and the synergies between the Bank's Departments.
The report on the state of the development of results-based management in the regions of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) are available below:
For information on the AfriK4R initiative and AfCoP, please visit the AfCoP website: www.afrik4r.org.
Launched in 2007, the African Community of Practice (AfCoP) is a coalition of over 4,000 development leaders and practitioners from 68 countries globally. Its objectives are to share lessons learnt, experiences and best practices on Managing for Development Results (MfDR) in Africa. AfCoP members work for African governments, civil society, and as independent experts in the field. The African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), is supporting AfCoP in mainstreaming MfDR on the continent.
The Africa for Results (AfriK4R) initiative which was initiated in 2012 is the AfCoP’s flagship program. It aims at promoting regional integration in Africa through an approach of public finance management based on managing for development results (MfDR) principles and practices. To date, 17 countries have committed to the AfriK4R initiative, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The WAEMU and COMESA regional economic communities are also partners on the AfriK4R initiative.