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1 Promoting the African Renaissance through the Post-2015 Development Agenda Briefing of UN Member States, New York, 23 October 2013 Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki – CEO NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

2 Presentation outline  Africa is transforming  Challenges remain...but opportunities exist  Africa’s response  Planning for long-term transformation  Structural transformation for inclusive development  Sector strategies to advance Africa’s transformation  Institutional strengthening – the NEPAD Agency  Results-driven partnerships  Mobilising domestic resources for PIDA implementation  Conclusion  NEPAD implementation in a changed context  Making the Post-2015 Agenda work for Africa  How UN Member States can support Africa’s transformation efforts

3 Africa is transforming…

4 Continent-wide changes 7 of the ten fastest-growing countries globally based in our continent In 2013, expected growth rate of over 7% for 12 of Africa’s 54 economies Growing population: Africa’s population expected to double by 2050; 400 million young people by 2035 Growing middle class: Currently 34% of the population; Expected to grow to 1bn by 2060  Rising domestic demand Capital flows into Africa Funding still resilient during financial crisis. $48 billion (2011), three- quarters from FDI flows. Rate of return on foreign investment is higher in Africa than any other regions Drivers of FDI growth are increasingly coming from within the continent

5 …challenges remain… youth employment: between 2010 and 2020, the continent is set to add 122m people to its labour force, youth represents 60% of the continental unemployment social inequality: new middle class (1/3 population) but from the 10 most unequal countries, 7 are African; poverty in rural areas is massive natural resources governance: at least 6 wealth funds on natural resources in Africa, 7 African countries are EITI compliant and 13 more on track; Land Policy Initiative is a milestone for land management regional integration: intra-African trade remains low, potential for regional value-chains rests untapped; African economies are insufficiently diversified and are essentially commodity-based

6 …Poverty is still a major risk… Means of our ambitions: FDI=50bn$/y; capital flight=80bn$/y; tax=520bn$ and tax evasion≈25bn$/y  opportunity to go beyond (declining) ODA Governance is improving as a result of more coherent institutions and a new generation of leaders open to accountability – Africa’s institutional architecture for integration is better defined, with anchor role for RECs – CFTA by 2017 International context is more conducive to greater ownership and leadership by Africa of its own development process …but opportunities exist Poverty levels in Africa are high: Absolute poverty rate is next to 50% in Sub-Saharan Africa; Absolute number of poor has grown steadily between 1981 and 2010; Twice more extremely poor people (414 million) than three decades ago (205 million)

7 Africa’s response: Planning for long-term transformation Regional integration agenda Increased planning capacities Sustained growth but with inequalities A skewed starting point : State-building in the post-independence period SAPs and the erosion of strategy 1980 Lagos Plan of Action 2001 NEPAD 2002 African Union NEPAD Strategic Plan

8 Structural transformation for inclusive development Economic Governance Economic and regulatory reforms African-led structural transformation African Peer Review Mechanism Transformation driven by Economic and Political Governance Political Governance Improved political governance Political stability Cessation of armed conflicts

9 Agriculture and Food Security Regional integration and infrastructure Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Human Development Economic and Corporate Governance Gender Empowerment Capacity Development Gender Empowerment Capacity Development NEPAD Strategic Focus An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena AU Vision Sector strategies to advance Africa’s transformation NEPAD as a comprehensive programme of the African Union with priorities and approaches for the political and socio-economic transformation of Africa

10 Stronger institutions – the NEPAD Agency A legal identity within the AU family NEPAD Agency as a technical body of the AU Clearer – thus stronger – role and responsibilities within the AU system and strategy On-going recruitment process to match long-term orientation of AU/NEPAD transformation agenda New mandate & structure From sector-based approach to programmatic and thematic activities Results-based management

11 Through RECs Feedback - further development Alignment Process NEPAD Delivery process

12 Results-driven partnerships  SSC as an instrument for development effectiveness and capacity development, complementing N-S cooperation  Continental Frameworks: FOCAC, Africa-India Forum, Africa-South America,…  Bilateral partnerships: Brazil, Colombia,… South-South Cooperation  Key support from bilateral partners for NEPAD implementation  Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, …  Improved quality of Africa-Japan cooperation under TICAD V  Bilateral schemes: Nigeria Technical Aid Corps, South Africa African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund, Egyptian Fund for Technical cooperation with Africa,…  Regional cooperation: Egypt-Uganda cooperation for transboundary water resource management, Regional Capacity Building project for public sector in post-conflict countries, South Sudan Development Initiative, APRM, African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE), PAF,… North-South partnerships Intra-African Cooperation

13 Similar exercises for other NEPAD programmes Mobilising domestic resources for PIDA implementation Africa’s domestic financing potential NEPAD/UNECA DRM Study Offer by H.E. President Macky SALL to host a high-level financing conference 29th NEPAD & 21st AU Summits PIDA & PICI Regional Infrastructure Proposed thematic focus Dakar Financing Summit Increased private sector engagement Dec. 2013

14 Dakar Financing Summit A NEPAD investment promotion summit Not a pledging conference Promoting PIDA through domestic resource mobilisation High-level event championed by H.E. President Macky Sall of Senegal & HSGOC leaders A mechanism bringing together development partners to support Africa’s domestic resource mobilisation efforts Lead institutions: NEPAD Agency, AU Commission, UNECA, African Development Bank, German Government (GIZ), World Bank Potential: AFC, RECs, NEPAD Business Groups

15 Expected Results Private sector commitments to finance 8-10 regional projects 1 Political buy-in at highest level & commitment of key partners 2 Increased support for infrastructure project preparation in Africa 3 Network of private sector agents to promote infrastructure development in Africa 4 Transforming Africa by 2020 DFC as a perfect vehicle to fast-track implementation of PIDA projects

16 Conclusion: NEPAD implementation in a changed context  NEPAD as Africa’s comprehensive and integrated response to eradicate poverty Addresses sustainable, inclusive and shared growth through sector priorities and domestic resource mobilisation  Post-2015/SDGs agenda must support Africa’s transition on its own terms, in coherence with continental frameworks for transformation: Regional integration Infrastructure (PIDA) Agriculture (CAADP), Food security and nutrition Capacity development, including strengthening the institutional architecture for integration and capacities to mobilise domestic resources

17 Complete the unfinished MDG business Financial & technical means of implementation Monitoring & Evaluation Making the Post-2015 agenda work for Africa Youth Employment Regional integration Environmental sustainability Capacity Development Strengthening NEPAD’s role as catalyst for Africa’s transformation Inclusive growth Common but differentiated responsibilities Conducive international environment and partnerships Productive capacities & industrialisation

18 How UN Member States can support Africa’s transformation efforts… Ensure that the Post-2015 agenda and other UN frameworks are coherent with and support Africa’s own priorities: sectorial and regional transformation frameworks (CAADP, PIDA,…), mobilisation of domestic resources Encourage greater alignment of bilateral policies and interventions with Africa’s AU/NEPAD agenda and its regional dimension Support African voice, participation and positions in global decision-making on trade, debt, investment…. Advance issues relating to illicit financial flows/capital flight etc. within the UN

19 How UN Member States can support Africa’s transformation efforts… Sustain the global political commitment to address the aid agenda, honour ODA commitments (Monterrey, Doha, Gleneagles,…) and show firm results in improving the quality of ODA following Paris, Accra, Busan…. Foster the accelerated operationalisation of the UN monitoring mechanism on commitments related to Africa’s development and Africa’s own monitoring capacity Support and strengthen UN structures dedicated to advancing African issues and perspectives, e.g. UN-OSAA, UNDP-RBA, UNECA,….

20 Asante Sana Merci de votre attention Thank you Obrigado pela vossa atenção شـكـرا عـلى حسـن استمـاعكــم


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