Toward More Effective Development in Africa-Enhanced Mutual Accountability and Transformational Leadership Capacity for Results

02 July 2012 to 06 July 2012
Pretoria, Johannesburg

In implementing the African Consensus and Position on Development Effectiveness as well as taking forward the outcomes of the Busan HLF IV, the Africa Technical Working Group on Development Effectiveness (inaugurated by the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union in Addis Ababa on the 29th March 2012) recommended that the Continent, through its lead regional organizations and RECs steered by the AU, develops DE indicators to guide the implementation of the African Position.

Strong accountability systems and effective leadership are the bedrock for effective development and form critical capacities for the same. Both the UNDP Capacity Development Practice and the AUC/NEPAD Capacity Development Strategic Framework (CDSF) put emphasis on strengthening these two cornerstones as a key approach to improve capacity for development effectiveness. Against this background, the NEPAD Capacity Development team and the UNDP Regional Capacity Development team are jointly hosting a regional workshop with key stakeholders, to share experience and insight, and to discuss and shape the framework and content for development effectiveness indicators, mutual accountability and transformational leadership.