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The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)

  • Project Name:
    The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)
    Institution :
    The Government of the Republic of Zambia
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Strategic Pillar:
    Tracking Policy Impact
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 500 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    With the adoption of its Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, the implementation of its Transitional National Development program and the development and implementation of its Vision 2025, Zambia recognized the need for support for effective economic governance through better policy formulation, implementation and monitoring in concert with the private sector and civil society.  In April 2004, the Executive Board approved a grant of US$ 1.5 million to ZIPAR.

    Project Description:

    The overall goal of ZIPAR is to improve economic governance in Zambia through the establishment of the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research for use by those government institutions responsible for the various aspects of economic policy formulation and implementation, as well as the private sector and civil society

    Expected Results:
Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.

H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.

H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.

Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.

Hon. Goodall Gondwe, former Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.

Hon Ken Ofori Atta, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana