The 2012 Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness Report was jointly prepared by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), under the leadership of Said Adejumobi, Acting Director Governance and Public Administration Division at UNECA and David Batt, Director, Africa Partnership Forum Support Unit at the OECD.
Technical advisers and lead authors on individual focus issues were: trade and diversification (Stephen Karingi, Siope Ofa, Laura Paez/UNECA and Romain Perez/OECD); agriculture (Maurice Tankou/UNECA and Karim Hussein/OECD); infrastructure (Wilfred Lombe, Makane Faye, Marie-Therese Guiebo, Romain Perez and Brian Ngo/OECD); the private sector (Sam Cho, Senyo Agbohlah Enat Shiferaw/UNECA and Romain Perez/OECD); environmental sustainability (Alessandra Sgobbi, Charles Akol, Isatou Gaye/UNECA and Romain Perez and Brian Ngo/OECD); climate change (Youba Sokona/UNECA and Brian Ngo/OECD); education (Adrian Gauci/UNECA and Brian Ngo/OECD); health (Thokozile Ruzvidzo and Maren Jimenez/UNECA and Brian Ngo/OECD); food security (Maurice Tankou/UNECA and Karim Hussein/OECD); gender (Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Omar Ismael Abdourahman /UNECA and Brian Ngo/OECD); political governance (Kojo Busia/ UNECA and David Batt /OECD); economic governance (Gonzague Rosalie/UNECA and David Batt/OECD); peace and security (Jalal Abdel-Latif/UNECA and David Batt/OECD); development finance chapters concerning domestic public resources, investment and other private financial flows, development assistance and external debt (Aissatou Gueye and Souleymane Abdallah/UNECA and Romain Perez and Brian Ngo/OECD); and climate change finance (Youba Sokona/UNECA and Brian Ngo/OECD). Overall technical advice on the full report was provided by Brian Ngo (OECD), and Francis Ikome was the focal point from the UNECA side.
The final report was edited by Dan Coppard (Development Initiatives), with assistance from Charlotte Vaillant (independent consultant). The design, layout, graphics and production of the report was managed by Lynn Kirk (OECD).
The UNECA and the OECD are very grateful for the advice they have received from African and international institutions, experts, civil society and private sector representatives in developing this report, including the UN Millennium Campaign (Charles Abugre Akelyira), the Pan African Youth Union Yohannes Mezgebe), the African Development Bank (Lamin G. Barrow), UNDP/Regional Governance Programme (Kevina Power-Njoroge), the African Union Commission (Ndinaye Charumbira), OECD Development Centre (Andrew Mold), Development Initiatives (Charles Lwanga -Ntale), the Africa Progess Panel (Violaine Beix, and Benedikt Franke, formerly APP), who participated in a consultation meeting held in Addis Ababa on 1-2 June. We would also like to thank Ousmane Badiane, Samuel Benin and Heather Wyllie, IFPRI, Carlo Cafiero and David Dawe, FAO, Martin Bwalya, Simon Kisira and Benita Nsabua, Nepad Agency, for the data provided on agriculture, food insecurity, and CAADP implementation.
We would like to also thank other UNECA and OECD colleagues for their input. UNECA: Said Adejumobi (political and economic governance, and peace and security), Yeshimebet Araya (administrative support), (Joseph Atta-Mensah (regional integration), Daniel Tanoe (regional integration)] Abijah Yeshneh (administrative support), and staff of the Governance and Public Administration Division, Division of Administration, and the Office of the Executive Secretary; OECD: Yasmin Ahmad (development assistance statistics), Greg Briner (climate change and climate finance), Jonathan Brooks, Frank Van Tongeren, Carmel Cahill and Molly Lesher (trade, agriculture and food security), Mary Crane (economic governance), Ben Dickinson (domestic resource mobilisation and economic governance), Frans Lammersen (development assistance), Tamara Levine (climate change), Jon Lomoy (development assistance), Elizabeth McCall (project planning), Helen Mountford (climate change and climate finance), Michael Mullan (climate change and climate finance), Bill Nicol (food security), Earnán O’Cleirigh (food security), Pascal Saint-Amans (domestic resource mobilisation), Henri-Bernard Solignac-Lecomte (domestic resource mobilisation and other issues), Andrzej Suchodolski (development assistance data), Marie-Christine Tremblay (climate change and climate finance), Jean Sibiri Zoundi (food security), Leonidas Hitimana (food security) and the Translation Division.
The design and layout of the series of MRDE reports was originally developed by Ad-Nova (design consultants, www.ad-nova.com).
Fuller details on commitments by both Africa and its development partners are contained on the Commit4Africa web-site (http://www. commit4africa.org): this will be updated following publication of the Report as further commitments are made.
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