Institutional framework

ITPO Germany aims to build on and combine its activities with ongoing UNIDO programs and align it with UNIDO priorities, which, especially in many African countries, also create synergies with the Government’s and BMZ’s programmatic approach. ITPO Germany leverages these initiatives by the German Government and UNIDO by promoting them among investors, private sector players and in particular technology providers interested to increase their involvement in these priority countries. Inter alia, ITPO Germany aligns its activities with the following initiatives:

Compact with Africa

The G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the German G20 Presidency to promote private investment in Africa, including in infrastructure. The CwA’s primary objective is to increase the attractiveness of private investment through substantial improvements of the macro, business and financing frameworks. So far, twelve African countries have joined the initiative: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia.

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Marshall Plan with Africa and reform Partnerships

Through the reform partnerships, the German Government contributes to the Marshall Plan with Africa and the G20 Compact with Africa initiative. The German Development Ministry (BMZ) supports particularly reform-minded countries to improve the environment for private-sector involvement, thereby stimulating job creation. Since 2017, the BMZ has signed reform partnerships with Tunisia, Morocco, Ethiopia, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo, committing itself to provide increased support to these countries.

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Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation

Linked to the Reform Partnerships, BMZ has started a Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation in Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia, where closer co-operation and coordination with UNIDO’s Programmes for Country Partnership (PCP) in selected countries is envisaged.

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UNIDO Programme for Country Partnership

UNIDO´s Programme for Country Partnership is currently being implemented in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Peru and Senegal. New PCPs are being developed to support the industrialization goals of Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. The PCPs respond to national industrial development challenges by bringing together all relevant stakeholders to unlock knowledge, expertise, and technology, as well as the finance and investment necessary to spur industrial and sustainable development (ISID).


ITPO Germany supports the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III) -2016-2025, which called on UNIDO to develop, operationalize and lead the implementation of the program for IDDA III, taking into account various development frameworks focusing on Africa, including the Action Plan for the Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

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