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1 LAUNCH OF THE AFRICA PLATFORM for DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS (APDEv) Enhancing Capacities for Development Results 27 March 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Taking Forward the Capacity Development, Aid Effectiveness and South-South Cooperation Agenda in the African Context: Toward Inclusive Market Development

2 Assessing Africa’s Development Agenda... and the Role of the Private Sector... 2009 UNECA Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on Assessment and Way Forward after 5 Years, The Role of Civil Society and the Private Sector in the Implementation of the NEPAD Programme, November 2009 Forum on NEPAD: Enhancing African Ownership and Partnership to Move the NEPAD Programme Forward 2009 UNECA Report – Toward a Decade of Delivery: Expanding African Ownership and Partnership in the NEPAD Programme (Sub-theme: Increasing the Involvement of The African Private Sector and Civil Society in the NEPAD Programme) 2010 Joint ECA/AUC/UNIDO Experts Group Meeting on the Implementation Strategy for the Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa 2010 AU/UN Expert Group Meeting – UN AU Ten Year Capacity Development Programme 2010 UNECA Report -Toward Implementation of the Declaration on Enhancing UN-AU Cooperation: Framework for the Ten Year- Capacity Building Programme for the African Union: A Strategy for Alignment and a Shared Results Framework 2010-2010 1

3 ... The Role of Agriculture/ Agribusiness as a Development Catalyst is Increasingly Identified... With Food Security as an Important Driver... Selected lead initiatives around which development partners are being mobilized - Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme Accelerating Industrial Development in Africa Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa Accelerated focus on national and regional value chain development emerging in both the public sector and the private sector – 3ADI – African Agribusiness and Agro-Industries Development Initiative EGFAA - Equity Guarantee Fund for Agribusiness in Africa Partners in Food Solutions (Cargill, General Mills, and Royal DSM KV) Creating Shared Value – Wal Mart, Unilever, Nestle, Technoserve Donor Committee for Enterprise Development Sovereign Investment for Food Security – UK, Saudi Arabia, China among others 2

4 ... Local Cluster Development and Global Value Chain Connection... are also identified as Catalytic Steps toward Expanded Economic Growth... Source: Strategy for Sustainable Industrialization: Local Development of Innovative SME Clusters in Global Industries, Frederic Richard, AFIDE Expert and Former UNIDO Director 3

5 ... And it is Noted that these Development Aims are Increasingly Aligned with the Focus of Global Corporate Citizens and a Move Toward “Shared Values”... 4

6 ... and Toward Increased and Accelerated “Inclusive Market” Development... “Inclusive markets are markets that include the poor and other marginalized groups (e.g. women, youth and indigenous people) on the demand side as clients and customers and on the supply side as employees, producers and business owners.” 5

7 By Actively Engaging the Private Sector in Africa... Launched in 2008, the Business Call to Action (BCtA) aims to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by challenging companies to develop inclusive business models that offer the potential for both commercial success and development impact. The BCtA global leadership platform is supported by the Australian Agency for International Development, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UK Department of Internmational Development, the United Nations Development Programme, the UN Global Compact, the Clinton Global Initiative and the International Business Leaders Forum. Worldwide, 27 companies have responded to the BCtA by making commitments to improve the lives and livelihoods of millions through commercially-viable business ventures that engage low-income people as consumers, producers, suppliers, and distributors of goods and services. In Africa, among others, Anglo-American, SAB Miller, Coca Cola and Vodafone support January 2011 BCtA Africa was launched... 6

8 ... The new African Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM) is Leveraging Resources within UNDP’s African Country Offices and its East and Southern African Regional Service Centre to promote Capacity Development... AFIM is a platform that aggregates, convenes and coordinates various UN and other Private Sector related initiatives, and A partnership between various regional and global organizations as well as governments and inter-governmental organizations 7

9 ... Aid Effectiveness... Recognizing and seeking to align multi-stakeholder participation in value chain development... Focusing on support of the RECs (ECOWAS, EAC, SADC and COMESA) and regional value chain development in particular (agribusiness, tourism, energy)... 8

10 ... And to Promote South - South Cooperation...... Replicating The Mexico Supply Development Programme (broad national inclusive supply chain development initiative that involves 450 SMEs and 56 client companies) and the EL Salvador Supply Development Programme which focused specifically on “agribusiness value chain development”... AFIM SERVICE OFFER 9

11 Thank You! Michael Sudarkasa Africa Business Group Tel: 27 11 884 3710 or 27 82 414 8671 E-mail: AFIM Consultant Tel: 27 11 603 5105 AFIM URL:

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