The African Community of Practice (AfcoP) held its eighth annual meeting in Dakar on Monday. This coalition of WAEMU and COMESA leaders is being set up to accelerate regional integration in seventeen countries with a results-based approach.

AfDB, I would like to reiterate our support for the AfcoP initiative. We support AfcoP’s work because we support the contribution that this work is making to the development of Africa and the well-being of Africans. And the project that had been set up by the bank “.

For her, more results are needed: “We need to see that the development of something is happening in Africa and for that we need results. To achieve this, we need planning and strategies. But also to improve people’s lives, it is necessary to behave consistently with the culture of results “.

Continuing, Ms. Chisala added, “Very briefly about the project, AfDB began its support for this AfcoP project in 2012. But the community as such exists since 2007. This support looks at several We focus on leadership, results, accountability, evaluation, budgeting and other areas that are still involved in the project. Initially, we had 17 countries that have already grown to 18 today, with two regional economic communities, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).

Seydou Yaye, Co-Chairman of AfCop and Director-General of Plan, Ministry of Planning of Niger, said that “in 2000, the international community adopted what is commonly known as the Millennium Development Goals Development (MDG). And in the process, because these MDGs were costed, and we had to find the funding. In this way, the partners raised key thematic questions to promote a culture of results in Africa … “.

The representative of the Minister of PES stressed that “in Senegal, thanks to the leadership of President Macky Sall, results-based management is defined as a management strategy based on the progress of development and the sustainable improvement of national achievements . This practice, in harmony with the Head of State’s vision, is to achieve more effectively and more effectively the results expected in terms of development “.

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