The Overseas Development Institute has focused its lens on progress in development. 22 countries come under the microscope as part of the Institute’s Development Progress Stories project which identifies transformations in developing countries. Whilst the concluding report is not available until later this spring the individual stories are all available at www.developmentprogress.org.
The goal of the NEPAD/Spanish Fund is to promote gender equality and increase the capacities and autonomy of African women in order to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) in particular the MDG3.
These guidance notes are part of a series that will collect capacity development lessons in relation to sectors and themes in implementing the Africa-wide NEPAD Capacity Development Strategic Framework.
AUC Commissioner for Social Affairs Advocate Bience Gawanas has been honoured as one of the world’s top 100 most inspiring people delivering for women and girls, especially for her work in mobilizing Africa to support women’s health and equality.
The APDEv was officially launched by the AU on Sunday,27 March 2011 during the 4th AU/ECA Joint Annual Meetings of Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The AU formally launched the Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev). The APDev is the connecting mechanism on Aid Effectiveness and South-South Cooperation with Capacity Development as the core driver for development effectiveness.
This report will be published as a product of APDEv, under the auspices of the Africa Union, and the technical leadership of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency as a multi-stakeholder and agency product.
The Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDEv) is a physical and virtual multi-stakeholder platform and organising mechanism for mobilizing African policy makers and practitioners toward achieving sustainable development results.
Despite the fact that most African governments have adopted international and regional instruments and resolutions that promote women’s rights, African women still face institutional, legal, political, environmental as well as socio-economic constraints