Multinational - Institutional Support Project for the African Union: African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Implementation

Project Summary

Approval Date 01 Apr 2019
Signature Date 05 Aug 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Commitment U.A 3,500,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Institutional Support Project for the African Union: African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Implementation is deigned is to enhance the AU’s institutional Capacity to implement the AfCFTA agreement. It is to help materialize an institutional structure that can best facilitate efficient service delivery and the full-scale implementation of the AfCFTA programmes. The project will also build skills, catalyse inclusiveness and ownership by stakeholders, a requisite for the successful implementation of AfCFTA. The expected outputs are Enhanced AU Institutional capacity to manage the AfCFTA implementation; Improved stakeholders inclusiveness, buy-in and ownership of AfCFTA Agreement. The project comprises two main components, namely: (i) establishment of the AfCFTA Secretariat and (ii) Roll out AfCFTA implementation programs/tools and stakeholder awareness. The Project implementation will span a period of two (2) years (April 2019 – March 2021). The overall cost implications is UA 3.5 Million (USD 4.8million).

Project Objectives

The project objective is to establish solid Institutional Structure for the effective and efficient implementation of the AfCFTA.


The African countries shall be the direct beneficiaries of the Project. The project will help the African Union Commission (AUC) to extend support to the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and member states, and the private sector. This is particularly in the area of capacity enhancements for the RMCs to meet implementation obligations.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-KF0-059
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Inye Nathan BRIGGS

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
9.02497 38.7469 Addis Ababa