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Africa: UN injects $2 million towards African governance

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has allocated $2 million for a programme to support and deepen African Public and Governance Reforms in African countries. The Steering Committee of the 5th Pan African Conference of Ministers on Public/Civil Service has approved the consolidated Works Plans and Implementation Strategy for the Preparatory Assistance Programme.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has allocated an amount of $2 million for a programme aimed at supporting African countries to strengthen and deepen African Public Sector and Governance Reforms. While addressing the Steering Committee Meeting on the Preparatory Assistance programme for the African Governance and Public Administration Programme (AGPAP), the Minister of Public Service and Administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi stated that the money will be used to fund prioritised high impact activities within the African Governance and Public Administration Programme. The AGPAP is driven by African Ministers of Public/Civil Service which operates within the overall structure of the African Union (AU). He commented, this continental Governance and Public Administration programme is about transforming the African public service through a collective effort to support capacity building initiatives around the continent. To support the African Governance and Administration Programme of the All Africa Conference of Ministers for Public/Civil Service is in alignment with the UNDP Capacity Development Strategy for Africa. UNDP grant to the Preparatory Assistance includes the development of the long term support to the AGPAP for the period 2008-2011 and to provide effective support to the implementation of urgent activities under the AGPAP.

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