|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|
|DAC Sector Code||11110|
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.
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.
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.
African Development Fund
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
|Last Update||01 Feb 2023|
|Name||SEBUTSOE Nkoanyane Cornelius|