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First Continental Report on the Implementation of Agenda 2063


The implementation of Agenda 2063 has gathered momentum at all levels. The continent has made some remarkable
progress towards attaining the goals defined in Agenda 2063’s First Ten-Year Implementation Plan as outlined in this

The Executive Council at the 32nd Ordinary Session in January 2018 approved the Monitoring and Evaluation
Framework and Indicator Handbook, referenced in the Executive Council Decision 987 (XXXII). The Specialised
Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration at its Ministerial Meeting in
March 2019 recommended that AUC and AUDA-NEPAD take the lead in coordinating the preparation and submission
to policy organs of biennial performance continental reports on Agenda 2063.

Accordingly, AUDA-NEPAD and AUC developed an evidence-based methodology to guide AU Member States and
Regional Economic Communities to prepare empirical progress reports on the implementation of Agenda 2063. The
methodology embodies a set of tools and templates for data entry, analysis and standardised reporting based on the
goals and targets stipulated in the Agenda 2063 First Ten-Year Implementation Plan. Furthermore, a dashboard on the
performance against the goals, strategic priority areas enhances ease of assessment of progress made, as a basis for
review, dialogue and decision-making among stakeholders.
Subsequently, AUC and AUDA-NEPAD provided technical support to Member States and Regional Economic
Communities to prepare progress reports on Agenda 2063.

This is the first continental-level report that has been compiled from reports received from 31 African Union Member
States, covering 56% of the continent, and six Regional Economic Communities. The report presents an analysis of
the aggregate status of progress made against the targets stipulated in the First Ten- Year Implementation Plan, taking
into consideration that the continental plan has so-far been implemented over six years.

The continent’s efforts to pursue women empowerment through ensuring equal economic opportunities among
men and women - including ownership or securing rights over agriculture land, registered a low score of 20% against the 2019 target. However, some countries exhibited good practices. For example, in Lesotho, the conversion of land tenure from customary to registered leases created opportunities for women to secure land.
Before the Land Act 2010, 73% of leases were registered to men only, but with the advent of the Act, women now
hold 34% of the leases while joint registration by men and women stands at 25%.

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