The Africa Partnership Forum (APF) was established following the Evian G8 Summit in 2003 as a way of broadening the existing dialogue between the G8 and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to include other African institutions and Africa’s major bilateral and multilateral development partners.  Read more

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21st APF meeting, Senegal: 27 November, 2013  (Joint Statement)

The meeting took place in Dakar at the Radisson Blu hotel.  Participants discussed the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Future of the APF following the APF evaluation which took place last year. 

Co-chairs of the Forum presented their joint proposals on the Future of the APF to the  meeting, following the interim evaluation report discussed at the 20th APF meeting in London, consultations undertaken following submission of the evaluation report in September 2013, and the joint meetings they had held in September/October 2013.
Meeting documents are available here.

21st APF Dakar Group Photo

2013 Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness (MRDE) in Africamrde 2013 cover page eng

(download report in pdf format here)‌

This sixth joint Review by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), was published end-July 2013. It addresses four main questions:

- What are the main commitments which have been made by Africa and its development partners?‌
- Have these been delivered?
- What have  the results been?
- What are now the key future policy priorities?

The report covers four broad policy areas: sustainable economic growth, investment in people, good governance, and financing for development. Within these it looks at 18 individual topics, ranging from trade and agriculture, to education and health, political and economic governance, and domestic resource mobilisation and official development assistance.

The report is a unique collaborative exercise in mutual accountability. It looks at Africa as a whole, while recognising the remarkable degree of diversity across the continent. It combines an emphasis on monitoring the delivery of commitments with a strong results orientation, and also aims to provide a practical forward-looking tool for political leaders, as well as a resource for all those engaged on these issues in Africa and internationally.

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