Multinational - Institutional Capacity Building for the African Union Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Feb 2022
Signature Date 11 Apr 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Jul 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 8,200,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed operation is a grant of UA 8.2million to the African Union (AU) to finance the Institutional Capacity Building for the African Union Commission (AUC) Project. The African Union (AU) is a continental body comprised of the 55 countries that make up the African continent. Its mandate is to promote cooperation among Member Countries on economic, social, and political matters so as to improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. This AUC capacity-building project is an African-owned process that emanates from the AU’s reform agenda. The project will support the AU’s reform agenda, launched in 2017, by strengthening the AUC’s governance systems and processes, growing the expertise of AUC personnel, and increasing the institution’s policy planning and coordination capabilities, especially within the Cabinets of the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson. It is structured in three components: (i) institutional strengthening (systems reform and upgrade); (ii) policy planning, coordination, and corporate service delivery; and (iii) project management. The project will better position the AUC to address the continent’s challenges by more effectively implementing programs that stimulate sustainable growth and development and deliver on the vision of Agenda 2063.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to improve the AUC’s capacity to drive Agenda 2063 and its flagship projects and programs. The project aims to build the AUC’s institutional capacity and develop, upgrade, and reform systems vital to the AUC’s planning, coordination, and service delivery.


The project targets the African Union Commission. The direct beneficiaries are the Cabinets of the AUC Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson as well as various AUC departments. The grant resources will be used exclusively for the AUC: no activities will be carried out in ADB (non-ADF) countries. Because the project is a RPG, however, its benefits—better service delivery by the AUC (e.g., more efficient summits and other conferences) and a more efficient delivery of Agenda 2063—will be non-excludable and non-exhaustible. This means that the project will indirectly benefit ADB countries as well.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-K00-122
Last Update 04 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name KANYIMBO Patrick

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
9.02497 38.7469 Addis Ababa