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SUPPORT TO THE WEST AFRICA REGIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTRE 2 (AFRITAC WEST 2) – PHASE 2

Source of funds: 11th EDF (CRIS Ref. 2018 / 041-514)

Decision date: 14/06/2018 (FA Signature: 25/02/2019)

Total budget: 17 MEUR (EU- 5.0 MEUR; counterpart: up to 12 MEUR)

Implementation period: 5 years 2019-2024

Implementing agency: IMF

Geographical region: Cabo Verde, Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

Project Manager: Uzo ALUTU; uzochukwu.alutu@eeas.europa.eu

Objectives:

EU contributes to the IMF Technical Assistance centres in West Africa (AFRITAC II) Multi-Donor Trust Fund to

bring top-of-the range technical assistance on public finance management, macroeconomic and tax reforms that

will spur economic growth, jobs and trade. The following ECOWAS countries will be covered: Cabo Verde,

Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Main activities:

The TA provided by AFRITAC/IMF focused on three main areas:

· Macroeconomic management (public finance management, customs and tax management, debt

management and macroeconomic policy);

· The financial system (consolidation of the banking sector regulation and micro-finance) and monetary

policy;

· Information Systems and statistics.

Main results to date:

· AFRITAC West 2’s capacity building efforts in the region are having a positive impact in member

countries;

· The Financing Agreement (FA) for the second phase of the project was signed in February 2019;

· Implementation commenced in May 2019 in order to avoid overlapping with the first phase which

ended in May 2019:

· ECOWAS has shown commitment to be more involved in the AFRITAC activities and there are efforts

ongoing to involve the regional organisations in some of the events that are organised;

· Under the 2nd phase financing, IMF has included the re

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