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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.  (more)




16th Africa Partnership Forum, 21 April, OECD, Paris

The theme of the 16th APF meeting, which was hosted by the French government, was 'Economic growth, investment and job creation'.


Meeting documents   


Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness in Africa: 2011 Interim Report

The Review was prepared jointly by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the OECD at the request of African leaders. 


This is an interim update of the last report published at the MDG Review Summit in September 2010. It is based on information available as at mid-April 2011. A full report will be published later in 2011.   Read more

First Joint Statement on Co-operation signed between UNECA and OECD, June 2010

A Joint Statement on Cooperation between UNECA and OECD was signed by UNECA Executive Secretary Abdoulie Janneh and OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher in Paris on 11 June. The Joint Statement expands cooperation to a number of priority policy areas for the two organizations and will facilitate staff development initiatives and exchanges. The two organizations already collaborate on several activities such as the annual African Economic Outlook (also prepared with the African Development Bank) and the Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness (MRDE). 

The photo shows seven signatories of the MOU (France, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland). Other countries are expected to sign the MOU at a later date.

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for APF Support Unit, June 2010

A ceremony was held on 17th June in the margins of the OECD Council meeting to mark the signing of an MOU to extend the hosting arrangements for the Africa Partnership Support Unit at the OECD, until mid 2012.


The Support Unit works with African partners to help prepare the APF's bi-annual meetings, prepare policy and monitoring papers on commitments to Africa's development and publishes the joint OECD-UNECA Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness. (see more photos)