Moving beyond strategy to implementation: Africa Capacity Indicators Report (ACIR) 2012
13 April 2012
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) launched the second of its flagship annual reviews on the state of capacity development in Africa on 3rd April. This year's report is devoted to the theme of capacity development in agricultural transformation and food security. One of the highlights is Ghana's upgrading to the 'High' category of the ACI composite index. The composite index measures the policy environment, processes for implementation, development results at country level and capacity development outcomes. In 2011 there were no countries classified under the 'High' category.
Highlights of ACIR 2012
- Capacity remains at the heart of sustainable, inclusive and resilient development to increase incomes, reduce food prices and generate important spillovers to the rest of the economy;
- Countries need to move beyond strategy and focus on implementation, with infrastructure development as a key pillar;
- Ghana moves into category of 'High' capacity, providing grounds for optimism;
- Majority of countries move from 'Low' to 'Medium' category of capacity;
- ACIR aims to bring political, policy, research, investment and capacity development attention to the implementation, monitoring and tracking of issues that impact Africa's agricultural transformation and food security.
The ACIR is developed by an independent team of scholars and practitioners and advised by an external reference group (ERG) in collaboration with the ACBF Secretariat. The ACIR and its composite index, Africa Capacity Index (ACI), offer the needed inputs into decisions on what to finance in order to develop capacity; whether it is regulatory and institutional reforms that is needed to better support public-private partnership in ‘capacity investment’ and building or whether it is investment in further strengthening of public administration.
ACIR 2013 will focus on "Capacity Development for Natural Resources Management"
NB: the full text of the 2012 report is currently not available. For a full overview and to obtain a copy, please visit the ACBF website at the link below.Search Terms analytical frameworks research policy casestudies africa