Libya: Leading the Way Programme: Developing leadership capacity to support Libya’s transition

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Dec 2013
Signature Date 04 Dec 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Commitment U.A 2,363,346.38
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Pilot Project for Developing Leadership Capacity to Support Libya’s Transition is a first step toward building a transformative leadership in Libya. This project constitutes the basis for securing technical cooperation between Libya and world class academic institutions to initiate the “Leading the Way” programs. The Leading the Way pilot project is transformative in nature and will strengthen governance through the development of new leadership capacity. Leading the Way Pilot Project will contribute to strengthening the efficiency and effectiveness of the Libyan institutions to enhance public service delivery, democratic governance, and sustainable economic and social development. In order to achieve the above, the project will enhance the leadership capacity and skills of high level officials in the public and private sectors as well as the civil society, and will aim to create synergies and complementarities between their activities. By doing so, the program will contribute to Libya’s democratic transition and political stability, enhance the governance of regional socio-economic and political developments, and strengthen the institutional capacities essential to the country’s successful future development as outlined in the Libya 2030 Vision. This proposed pilot project will be structured according to the following six components: (i) Consolidation of the Delivery Unit within the Government and the international consortium; (ii) Requirement analysis, programs architecture and content development; (iii) Coaching, mentoring and supporting program for top government officials; (iv) Pilot executive training and mentoring program for senior executive staff; (v) Development of a strategic leadership capacity development plan in support of Libya 2030 Vision; (vi) Independent evaluation of the program.

Project Objectives

The principal objective of the project is to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of Libyan institutions to deliver democratic governance and sustainable economic and social progress. The project aims to strengthen leadership capacity at the decision-making levels of government and society in order to lead the way to long-term institutional effectiveness, efficiency and success. The specific project objectives are to: a) support and facilitate the transition from a transitional to a permanent Libyan government; b) consolidate a technical consortium to deliver executive leadership training to around 200 top public, private sector and civil society leaders; and, c) develop a strategic campaign plan for leadership capacity building in support of the Libya 2030 Vision.


The main beneficiaries are Libyan government, Civil Society leaders, Public and Private sector

Participating Organization

MENA Transition Fund
Regional Department for North Africa (ORNA) of the AfDB


IATI identifier 46002-G-LY-KA0-ZZZ-001
Last Update 17 Sep 2021


Contact Details

Name Yasmine Eita

Geographic Location

Country Libyan Arab Jamahiriya