AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION/ NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT
|IPPF’s work is guided by the framework of the African Union/New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AU/NEPAD) Short Term Action Plan (STAP) and Africa Action Plan (AAP).|
The New Partnership for African Development had identified infrastructure as one of the major parameters for economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa.
Further infrastructure is seen as an element in promoting regional integration and development in the African continent and is articulated in the Short Term Action Plan (STAP).
Established in 2002 to address specific infrastructure development problems, STAP outlines NEPAD’s objectives:
- Improve access, affordability, and reliability of transport services
- Cooperation and regional trade through better development between countries,
- increase investment by reducing the financial risks faced by private investors.
Additionally, the AAP 2010-2015 includes 80 flagship programmes and projects for regional and continental integration in Africa, particularly infrastructure. IPPF’s mandate is aligned with the objectives