Support for Capacity Development of the AUC and Other African Union Organs (WB-P166316)

Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Jul 31, 2018
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Borrower
African Union Commission
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Sectors
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 15.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 10, 2018

Disclosed by Bank May 24, 2018


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Project Description

The revised objective is to strengthen AUC’s capacity to facilitate regional integration results and transformation through enhanced institutional efficiency.

In line with the AU reform and AUC strategic plan requirements, the proposed additional financing will scale up the ongoing support as follows:

  1. Strengthening Institutional Capacity. The aim of this component is to further strengthen and consolidate the systems that underpin the AU reform agenda by providing scale-up support to improve
    1. strategic realignment;
    2. planning and management systems;
    3. budget execution and procurement;
    4. ICT; and
    5. reinforce staff capacity.
  2. Facilitating Regional Integration Results with Stakeholders. On a pilot basis, this component aims to leverage the AUC’s unique convening role and to support results-oriented external partnerships and collective actions designed to enhance the implementation of key regional economic development initiatives. This would be largely achieved by “leveraging” the AUC’s convening role to advance priority economic integration programs through consensus building, policy harmonization, and advocacy in collaboration with RECs and other stakeholders; “positioning” of the AU globally for the voice and agency, through partnerships and representation in multinational institutions and global fora and diaspora engagement; and “connecting” the AU to its citizens especially women, youth as well as to civil society more broadly. It will, overall, provide funds for the piloting of innovative capacity development tasks that help build the AUC capacity to facilitate regional economic integration with stakeholders. This component will also provide experts, consultants, training, logistics and workshop support. It will also offer support for project management and coordination, as per Bank procurement, disbursement, financial management and operational reporting requirements and procedures.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Waleed Haider Malik
Sr Public Sector Spec

Lourdes Consuelo Linares Loza
Sr Financial Management Specialist

Verena Maria Fritz
Senior Public Sector Specialist

Borrower:
African Union Commission

Implementing Agency:
African Union Commission
H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat
Chairperson
mfmahamat@africa-union.org 

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