Official Name: Republic of Angola
Independence Day: 11 November 1975
Currency: Kwanza (AOA)
- The NEPAD Spanish Fund (NSF) for the Empowerment of African Women disbursed EUR 1,276,559.21 in the Republic of Angola towards supporting projects on gender-based violence victims, social economic development, women rights and empowering women entrepreneurial. 37,318 women and men were reached through the support of the NSF.
- Angola is expected to benefit from the Central African Interconnection project, which is a 3,800 kilometres line from the DRC to South Africa through Angola, Gabon, Namibia and as well connecting through Cameroon, Chad and Equatorial Guinea.
- Angola signed the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact on 5 August 2014 committing to prioritise agriculture productivity and development. According to the CAADP Biennial Review Report, the country has made progress evidenced by 39% for the quality of multi-sectorial and multistakeholder coordination; 14.8% of public agriculture expenditure as a share of total public expenditure; 56% of farmers having access to agriculture advisory services; and 21% increase of yield for the country’s priority agricultural commodities.
- A mapping of existing school feeding programmes (both regular and Home-Grown-School Feeding (HGSF models) in Africa was completed and shows that close to 90 per cent of countries, including Angola have implemented school feeding programmes, with a growing number adopting the HGSF model.
- There is increased awareness and competence among key actors in contract negotiations and tax policies related to the extractive and mining industry in 11 countries. The countries targeted by the Mineral Resources project include Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, DRC, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan and Tanzania.
- A full database on the status of innovation in Angola has been developed, focused on product and process innovations.