The effort to achieve results continues to transform the African continent, making states more focused and capable. Since the launch of the AfriK4R initiative in 2012, countries and regional economic communities (RECs) have made significant strides in the implementation of the Common Roadmap.
Given its mandate to promote economic integration in Africa and to serve as a model of excellence for African development, the African Development Bank, in partnership with the African Capacity Building Foundation, provides support To the AfCoP to strengthen the capacity of countries and RECs to accelerate the implementation of regional policies using the tools and principles of MfDR. AfCoP members act as catalysts for change to support the transformation agenda of Africa.
A review of the peer reviews conducted at the start of the implementation of the AfCoP Project and the current state of implementation of the Common Roadmap suggests that the level of integration and internalization of MfDR tools is Specific to countries and depend on the initial conditions of the countries, political choices and commitments on the part of the leadership.
In its ninth year of existence, AfCoP would like to ensure its sustainability, especially considering that the AfDB-supported project ends in 2017. This emerged as a signal from the Steering Committee of the Afrik4R Project in close Collaboration with the WCL.
The eighth edition of the AfCoP Annual Meeting builds on country progress through capacity assessment and the exchange of results-based solutions. In order to outline and highlight these changing dynamics, the AfriK4R initiative will present country-level results and share concrete good practices. Understanding these trends will provide current policy makers with an overview of future opportunities to reorganize countries’ capacity to manage for results and contribute to improving country accountability.
Format of Meeting
The Annual Meeting will address various development issues for Africa and provide advice for the AfCoP’s work. Key features of the meeting will include panel discussions, roundtable discussions, and training sessions. The meeting will also include a keynote presentation by an eminent MfDR expert.
The plenary session will include discussions on the general theme of the Assembly followed by group discussions on lessons learned from past experiences and on good practices in round table format.
The 2017 Annual Meeting will include a main presentation in the format of a series of lectures delivered by an eminent MfDR expert. This will be placed in the African context. It will concern the contribution of the Rapid Approach to the achievement of development results for the benefit of the African populations.
Two Doha-style panels will be organized around specific themes from the main theme of the meeting. The objective is to encourage innovative thinking for the future of the AfCoP.
A training session will be organized as an introduction to the Results-Based Approach Fast
- Side events and other meetings
The 2017 Annual Meeting will include an exhibition of country-specific and institutional achievements on the use of MfDR principles and tools. In the margins of the 2017 Annual Meeting, there will be the possibility of holding a WCL meeting and / or thematic group meetings to be confirmed in advance.
A discussion paper on the theme of the Annual Meeting will inform the discussions of the meeting.