African Governance Report II - 2009

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The African Governance Report is the most comprehensive report on governance in Africa, assesses and monitors the progress African countries are making on governance, identifies capacity gaps in governance institutions and proposes polices and strategic interventions aimed at promoting good governance on the continent. It focuses on political and economic governance, development of the private sector and corporate governance, checks and balances in political power, institutional effectiveness and accountability of the executive, human rights and the rule of law, corruption and institutional capacity building. The theme of this second edition of the Report is that Africa has made progress in improving governance.



Economic governance and public financial management

African leaders recognize that good economic governance is an integral part of sustainable development and a key to poverty reduction. One objective of the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is for Africa to promote democracy, good governance and peace in close partnership with development partners. Developed countries on their part have also committed to supporting good economic governance in Africa, as demonstrated by the declarations at the various summits of the Group of 8 major industrialized countries (G-8), in the 2007 G-8 Action Plan for Good Financial Governance in Africa and the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.


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