Multinational - ECCAS General Secretariat Institutional Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Nov 2004
Signature Date 14 Jan 2005
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 2,341,106.04
Status Completion

Project General Description

This institutional support project falls into a context of ECCAS’ revival and has made capacity building one of the strategic priorities of such a drive. The project which is the second operation directly financed by the Bank for the ECCAS entity aims at building the operational capacity of the ECCAS General Secretariat, thus enabling it carry out its traditional (integration) and new missions (NEPAD, governance, peace, security and stability). The fields of intervention were based on their relevance in addressing the General Secretariat’s current issues: (i) problems of organisation to be solved by designing and putting in place an organisation chart adapted to the missions of ECCAS; (ii) problems of expertise to be addressed through assistance in implementing the activity programme of the General Secretariat to enable it attain full development; and (iii) the establishment of a Project Implementation Unit. In view of these constraints, the present project focuses on the following three components: (i) support to the restructuring of the General Secretariat of ECCAS through the design and implementation of an organisation chart adapted to its missions in phase 1; (ii) support to the implementation of the programme of activities of the ECCAS General Secretariat in phases 1 & 2; and (iii) support to project management. The total cost is estimated at UA 2.83 million or US$ 4.16 million.

Project Objectives

The project’s objective is to contribute to promoting regional integration in the ECCAS zone thanks to an effective revival of the General Secretariat of this Community. Its goal is to build the capacity of the ECCAS General Secretariat for action and intervention, in order to propel economic integration and regional cooperation, through restructuring and implementation of its work programme, including NEPAD.


The project beneficiaries are: (i) the various structures of the General Secretariat through high calibre expertise, access to training modules designed reflective of the Institution’s requirements, information and appropriate technological assistance; (ii) managerial staff of Member States in charge of implementing the provisions of economic integration through training; and (iii) the 113 million inhabitants of the ECCAS Member countries that will benefit from the positive results of effective economic and social integration by virtue of free movement of persons and goods, the expansion of markets, the reduction of production costs, enhanced competitiveness and opening of the job and capital markets.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Programme, Budget, Administration and Human Resources Department of the General Secretariat of ECCAS


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-KF0-006
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
0.392501 9.45365 Libreville