Côte d’Ivoire to champion PACT among ECOWAS States

The Government of Côte d’Ivoire has agreed to promote the Pan-African Coalition for Transformation (PACT) among ECOWAS states and to champion certain aspects of the Coalition’s work. The agreement was reached when the Director of Policy Advisory Services at the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), Dr. Ed Brown, visited the Minister for African Integration and Ivoirians Abroad of Côte d’Ivoire, Honorable Ally Coulibaly, at his office in Abidjan last week.

Dr. Brown briefed the Minister about the objective and the thematic areas of the Coalition during the 6 September meeting in Abidjan. He explained that PACT seeks to drive an economic transformation agenda that can foster sustainable growth and development in Africa. He assured the Minister that ACET would work closely with national governments on the PACT implementation and invited the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to act as a co-champion of PACT.

The Minister was particularly impressed to hear about the PACT key priority areas. “This is another illustration of ACET’s visionary leadership and facilitator of economic transformation in West Africa”, Mr. Coulibaly said. He pledged the support of the Ivorian Government for the smooth operation of PACT.

The Pan-African Coalition for Transformation (PACT) is a unique platform for policy design and implementation across the continent, being driven through thematic chapters that act as champions for economic transformation. PACT was launched during a maiden African Transformation Forum (ATF) conference organised by ACET in Kigali in March 2016.

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