Multinational - Project for Research Capacity and Knowledge Enhancement for Africa’s Transformation


Project Summary

Approval Date 12 Oct 2015
Signature Date 16 Feb 2016
Planned Completion Date 29 Dec 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 5,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed Research Capacity and Knowledge Enhancement for Africa’s Transformation is a Bank Group aimed at enhancing knowledge and research capacity in ADF-eligible countries and Regional Institutions, with a view to fostering structural transformation. The roject will be financed through an ADF grant of UA 5 million over three years. The project is also expected to enhance communication and dissemination of knowledge, and to strengthen the capacity of academic institutions in terms of staff skills and equipment. This project is timely because these areas are also those in which knowledge remains limited and research capacity by experienced researchers is insufficient. It has four main components, namely: (i) Graduate Training; (ii) Scaling up and enhancing the quality of research; (iii) Increasing academic institutions’ capacity, and (iv) Enhancing communication and dissemination.

Project Objectives

The project would best contribute to RMCs’ outcomes and capacity to “Manage for Results” and make progress on their transformational agenda. Its implementation is expected to enhance communication and dissemination of knowledge, and to strengthen the capacity of academic institutions in terms of staff skills and equipment.

Beneficiaries

The project’s activities and outputs will benefit most of the RMCs, RECs and other regional institutions as follows: (i) directly through AERC’s capacity building programs for RMCs, RECS, and non-state institutions; and (ii) indirectly through the Consortium’s knowledge generation and sharing programs and access to AERC-funded policy documents, high-level forums, useful guidelines, practices and procedures disseminated by AERC or other partners. The target groups include economic and management institutions of RMCs, RECs, Government officials, African professionals and academics, parliamentarians and their networks, civil society organizations, and staff of AERC and other regional organizations.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Implementing
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-IAZ-008
Last Update 04 Dec 2020

Export

Contact Details

Name SEBUTSOE Nkoanyane Cornelius
Email n.sebutsoe@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
7.1881 21.09375 Africa