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Knowledge Network of Burkina Faso (RGC-B / CLKNET)

  • Project Name:
    Knowledge Network of Burkina Faso (RGC-B / CLKNET)
    Institution :
    Centre d’Analyse des Politiques Economiques et Sociales (CAPES)
    • Core Competence:
      Country Knowledge Network
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
    Burkina Faso
    Status :

    The Centre d’Analyse des Politiques Economiques et Sociales (CAPES) or Country Level Knowledge Network in Burkina Faso, was set up in 2000 as a legal entity attached to the Office of the President and operated under its technical supervision but with financial and budgetary autonomy. Today, CAPES has become a focal point for generating, on a demand driven basis, outputs relating to capacity building in economic and social policy. In December 2003, the ACBF Executive Board approved a grant of US$ 275, 000 towards the Country level Knowledge Network in Burkina Faso.

    Project Description:

    The project aimed to serve as a hub for the generation, utilization, dissemination, promotion,  and sharing of knowledge on socio-economic development issues in Burkina Faso.

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