ACGD'S contribution to the task force on ECA's reforms
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The task force held meetings with ACGD staff members. The first one allowed establishing contact, revisiting current ACGD activities and structure, initiating discussions on key Africa's developmental challenges and underscoring what the Task Force expects from ACGD. The Task Force is made up of two groups: one working on ECA structure and operations and another one dealing with Administration and Finance. It outlined four major areas that the team would deliberate on as follows: Challenges facing Africa's economic and social Development; ECA's strategic orientation so that it can reposition itself to respond to current development challenges and the demands of its clients; Strengthening ECA's presence and capacity to deliver results at the sub-regional level through the Sub-regional Offices; Consideration of the views of ACGD staff on the above areas, which are important and relevant to the current exercise. The objective of ACGD is to build the capacity of policy makers to mainstream gender in national policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and ensure more efficient allocation of resources for poverty reduction as contained in various global and regional programs of action.