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Strengthening the management capacities of the African Union Commission and the African Union Development Agency

Institutional Capacity Building Programme (ICBP) VI

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2024 bis 2026

  • Products and expertise

    Governance and democracy


The vision of the African Union (AU) is to create an integrated, economically successful and peaceful Africa that is shaped by its own citizens. The objectives are set out in the ‘Agenda 2063’ development programme. The AU has initiated internal, comprehensive reforms which aim to enable the Commission (AUC) and the AU organs to steer their management processes efficiently and thus provide effective services for the citizens of their member states.


The AUC and the AU Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) have improved their service provision.


The project supports the AUC and AUDA-NEPAD in carrying out their work more efficiently, effectively and transparently. To this end, it promotes the development of an integrated, results-orientated process management system that makes it possible to implement the programmes effectively and improve accountability. The project also strengthens the consistent inclusion of gender equality and youth development in the AU’s planning by using scorecards, i.e. report forms for programmes.

AUC employees receive additional training in order to implement programmes in a results-oriented manner and in accordance with AU regulations. The project also supports AUDA-NEPAD in organising its management processes more efficiently and thus improving services for the AU member states. It contributes to achieving the best possible coordination of the planning and work processes of the AUC and AUDA-NEPAD departments.

The project also supports the AU in developing common African positions and acting as a global player.

Last update: May 2024

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