Partnership for Capacity Building in Africa (PACT) - World Bank

Any donor
International Finance Institutions
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Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Employment, decent work and capacity building in Tourism
Policy and Governance in Tourism
Trade, Investment and Competitiveness in Tourism
Intro text: 
Partnership for Capacity Building in Africa (PACT) recognizes the centrality of “capacity” in the development process in Africa.

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Geographic focus


Who can apply?

Government ministries and departments, private sector and civil society organizations as well as regional institutions and universities.

Objectives and activities

Objective: African countries themselves must create a conducive policy and operational environment for capacity building—by laying out practical phasing of capacity building actions, and by building partnerships within countries and with national, multi-national and bilateral donors, international business and trade interests, foundations, and non-governmental organizations.

Activities: PACT supports capacity building initiatives in Africa in three ways:

  • Investments in capacity building institutions;
  • Technical assistance for capacity building projects and programs to  formulate, implement and monitor policies at national and regional levels; and
  • Via knowledge and learning activities.

"PACT helped to establish the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra) to provide financing facilities and advance trade and trade-related activities in Africa. AfTra was set up in response to Africa’s need for greater integration into regional and global trading systems, which should aim to expand trade by investing in manufacturing, services, tourism, textile, and agriculture."

Type and level of funding

2012-2016: Resource Requirements: US $345 000 000. Finanial assistance is provided in the form of grants.