Plan of action
NEPAD is essentially a catalyzing, coordinating, mobilizing, unblocking and energizing agent.
The NEPAD founding document makes it very clear that it is national governments and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) that must drive the socio-economic renewal agenda. The continental programme provides mainly a vision and a policy framework for igniting a movement to consolidate democracy and good governance throughout the continent. It covers eight priority areas, namely:
- Political, Economic & Corporate Governance ;
- Agriculture ;
- Science & Technology;
- Market Access, and Tourism; and
NEPAD is presently in the implementation phase, and national governments are expected to implement NEPAD programmes along the following lines:
- Deepening ownership, promoting self-reliant development and strengthening leadership at national level through the internalization of NEPAD values and principles;
- Establishment of NEPAD focal points (persons and institutions) to deepen ownership and the mainstreaming of national NEPAD programmes based on the generic key sectoral programmes developed by NEPAD;
- Accelerating the adoption of NEPAD programmes as frameworks and guidelines for national development plans;
- Ensuring that each country is in a position to take full advantage of international support mobilized by NEPAD;
- Complying with major AU and REC resolutions linked to the implementation of NEPAD;
- Deepening engagement with the private sector and civil society in the development and implementation of NEPAD programmes; and
- Committing adequate resources to the implementation of NEPAD priority programmes.