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Economic Policy Unit

  • Project Name:
    Economic Policy Unit
    Institution :
    The Government of the Republic of Senegal
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
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    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 900 000
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    Closing Date:

    The Economic Policy Unit Unité de Politique Economique (UPE) was established to produce and disseminate economic policy analyses and to build indigenous capacity to undertake those analyses through training. The unit was attached to the cabinet of the Minister of Finance, and Economic Affairs. In April 1993, the Executive Board awarded a grant of US$1,912,200.

    Project Description:

    UPE made a significant impact on economic policy analysis and formulation in Senegal. Many studies generated by UPE served as inputs to major strategic documents such as, PRSP, NEPAD, Private Sector Development Strategy, Capacity Building and Good Governance Program etc. UPE has was at the forefront of the processes leading to the finalization of these strategic documents. In addition, it helped the Government of Senegal to engage in several structural economic reforms, policy discussions with the World Bank, the IMF and the donor community in general, and to participate in major debates in the framework of WAEMU and other regional institutions.

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