Abuja - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a web consultation platform aimed at gathering input and feedback for its future development strategy.
Through the web consultation platform, AfDB seeks to engage all stakeholders on its proposed governance strategic directions for 2014-2018.
AfDB’s new governance policy is based on the AfDB Group’s Strategy for 2013-2022 in which governance and accountability are among the core operational priorities, to be mainstreamed across the bank.
“We welcome feedback on whether our “Governance Strategic Direction and Action Plan for 2014-2018” (GAP II) identifies the key governance challenges confronting Africa and whether the three proposed strategic pillars and associated operational activities will be adequate to address them,” said Patricia Laverley, GAP II Task Manager at the launch of the platform.
She added that during 2014-2018, GAP II will deepen AfDB’s diagnostic worked to improve programming and policy dialogue for greater impact and delivery of results.
“The vision of AfDB is that Africa is governed by transparent, accountable and responsive governments with strong institutions that are capable of driving inclusive and sustainable growth,” said Lobe Ndoumbe, Governance and Financial Management Director.
AfDB’s “Governance Strategic Direction and Action Plan 2014-2018” (GAP II) seeks to strengthen governments’ capacity for transparent and accountable use of public resources and citizens’ ability to hold governments to account.
It also seeks to improve outcomes in the sectors and citizen’s ability to monitor them and promote a business enabling environment which supports Africa’s socio-economic transformation, job creation and financial inclusion.
It would also increase its support to the governance of key sectors such as natural resource management and infrastructure.
– CAJ News