Context AfCoP

The African Community of Practice (AfCoP) on Managing for Development Results (MDGs) holds Annual Meetings bringing together all stakeholders, members and partners to assess the performance of the past year and discuss the plans For the following year. The Annual Meeting 2017 is the eighth of such meetings.

Since AfCoP was launched in 2007, the AfCoP Annual Meetings have discussed several key thematic issues aimed at promoting a culture of results in Africa, including development trends, improving the business climate, gender , Social inclusion and regional integration, the Seventh Annual AfCoP Assembly was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire in 2015 concurrently with the AfriK4R Forum. The central theme of this last General Assembly was “Propulsing Regional Integration for the Transformation of Africa”.

This year, following the consultations between the Management Committee (CMT) and the AfCoP Secretariat, the Annual Meeting will have as its central theme “Impact and Sustainability of the AfCoP”. This annual event, organized with support The African Development Bank and the African Capacity Building Foundation will take place at a turning point where the impact and sustainability of the actions undertaken by the community must be demonstrated. The AfCoP Annual Meeting will therefore present the progress made by the member countries in the AfCoP Project for the implementation of the agreed common roadmap while aiming to demonstrate the impact and draw lessons for the future, Ensure sustainability.


The main objectives of the 8th Annual Meeting are to:

  1. Take note of the “situation” in the AfCoP Project countries as a pilot demonstrating the key elements of success using standardized indicators.
  2. Using the outcome of Objective 1, examine the challenges and opportunities for impact and sustainability
  3. Extract lessons from the practice of what works and what does not work in Africa
  4. Develop a way forward, including the 2017 Action Plan and exploring the future Modus operandi of the AfCoP.

The AfCoP is a platform of more than 5,000 individuals whose primary vision is to improve the lives of citizens across Africa by using MfDR1 practices to bring about lasting change. AfCoP members virtually exchange on MfDR solutions to practical issues, successes and policy experiences to make their organizations and communities more results-oriented and accountable. Established in 2007 in response to the call from developing countries for stronger ownership and leadership in developing the results agenda and building capacity to strengthen country institutions, the AfCoP supports efforts Countries in the implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness in 2005. AfCoP is also contributing to the development of the African perspective on development effectiveness at a regional meeting held in Tunis in November 2010 Has made a significant contribution to the Busan 2011 Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. The Tunis consensus has shifted attention from aid effectiveness to a broader agenda of development effectiveness and recognized that development in Africa requires robust, private sector-led growth, effective states And accountable, able to finance their development needs through their internal resources. To be truly successful, this process must also be accompanied by more effective regional development and economic integration across the continent, thus creating economies of scale that will stimulate trade and investment and equip African countries to participate in the process. ‘Mondial economy.

To this end, the AfCoP has developed the Africa for Results (AfriK4R) initiative as a regional development approach to help materialize the vision by mobilizing African stakeholders around the agendas of regional development outcomes. The AfriK4R initiative aims to: (i) strengthen public sector management systems to build capable states; (Ii) strengthening results-oriented organizations for better provision of services; (Iii) fostering regional convergence through MfDR to improve regional integration; And (iv) promoting South-South knowledge sharing.


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.

    • Plenary sessions

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.

    • Home

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.

    • Sessions in panel

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.

    • Training session

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.


AfCoP members, leaders, specialists and MfDR experts will participate in the meeting. It is expected that participants will make all contributions to shape the future of the AfCoP with a balance between anglophone and francophone participants. Representatives of the regional economic communities across the continent will be invited, as well as members of the African Results Platform and the AfCoP Management Committee. Country Focal Points will share experiences in implementing the common roadmap and ensuring high-level support and engagement. Participants will also include leaders from civil society organizations, parliamentary bodies, private sector companies and the media. The meeting will bring together about 150 people.