Background: In 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) created great momentum for increasing development financing “from billions to trillions” to accelerate inclusive and green growth. Recognizing that it takes capacity, among other things, to achieve the goals, SDG16 called for “the building of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. Before the SDGs, the African Development Bank Group had already outlined an ambitious tenyear strategy – the “Ten-Year Strategy” (TYS 2013 - 2022). Its primary objective is to help Africa achieve inclusive growth and transition to green growth. In 2016, the Bank Group approved the High 5s agenda to accelerate the achievement of the Ten-Year Strategy and the SDGs in Africa.
African Development Bank Group Capacity Development Strategy 2021-2025