African development Initiative
AIAD's African Development Program is working with motivated
partners to create opportunities for people to lift themselves out of poverty and hunger.
Our strategy is focused.
Because most of the world's poorest people rely directly on agriculture,
we support efforts to help small farmers improve crop production and market access.
Because loans, insurance, and savings can help people weather setbacks
and build assets, we facilitate access to financial services for the poor.
And because information can change lives, we support free public
access to information.
We also support a range of learning opportunities, including potential
new areas of long-term giving. |
Socio-economic policy and implementation group
Priority Working Group Chairs (groups that are chaired by directors
of the Regional Development Agencies based on the Priorities of the AIAD's Single Programming Document: Dynamic Business
Base, Conditions for Growth, Regenerating Communities)
Sub-Regional Group members (groups chaired by Local Authority representatives)
Program Monitoring Committee representatives from various organisations
Community / Voluntary Sector Organisations
Further Education Institutions
Higher Education Institutions
Regional Development Agencies
Business and finance Link group
Regional Local Government Association
Establishment of a network of evaluators. The aim of the network shall be sharing information and experience, development evaluation
methods and techniques in the socio-economic environment and perhaps promotion of evaluation, too.
Thus, the task of national regional policy network will primarily eliminate the leverage effect of
support from the Structural Funds (SFs) in the form of matching AIAD's grants as subjects from poorer regions would not
be able to provide sufficient financial resources for co-financing of eligible projects.
Therefore, the AIAD regional policy might provide for example additional 15% co-financing of projects implemented in
most needed regions so as the local subjects would be able to reach on the support from SFs. This example illustrates
one option how existing AIAD support programs might be integrated with the Government cohesion policies to achieve a synergy
between both programs.