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Source of funds: 11th EDF (CRIS ref: 2018/41-268)

Decision date: 04/02/2019 FA Signature date 08/06/2019

Total budget: 4MEUR

Implementation period: 08/06/2019 - 08/06/2023

Implementing agency: GIZ

Geographical region: West Africa

Project Manager: Enobong MOMA


The overall objective of this action is to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of EU aid in West Africa

by certifying the ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) for

management of EU funding. The programme also aims to improve the coordination and monitoring of the

Regional Indicative Programmes and other EU-funded regional interventions through the activities of the

ECOWAS Regional Authorizing Officer (RAO) Support Unit (RAO-SU).

Expected results:

· Enhancement of internal administrative, financial and control systems at the ECOWAS Commission and


· Strengthened capacities of the identified directorates of the ECOWAS Commission and EBID in order to

ensure compliance with international standards related to the EU pillars;

· Capacities and knowledge of the RAO-SU and technical directorates for managing and administering the

project cycle for regional EDF and other EU resources are enhanced;

· The capacity and mechanisms for policy dialogue and programming between ECOWAS Commission, EU

and other development partners are improved;

· Mechanisms for intra-ECOWAS and EBID and external coordination with the EU and development

partners are strengthened;

· Knowledge and participation of the ECOWAS Commission in EU and global dialogue in areas of mutual

interest are developed and continued;

· Transparency and awareness of the use of EU resources is ensured.

Main activities:

The FA has been signed and the formulation Description of the Action currently being finalized by GIZ. Signature of Contribution Agreement anticipated before the end of first quarter 2020.


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