Towards the second decade of Agenda 2063: Embracing a resilient social contract with African citizens

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Sara Houmada


The first ten-year implementation plan (FTYIP) of Agenda 2063: The Africa we want drew to a close this year. Member states of the African Union and the AU institutions, led by the AU Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) as well as the AU Commission (AUC), have worked closely and collaborative- ly over the past five years to galvanise implementation of the plan. Empirical findings of continental reporting concerning the aims of Agenda 2063 revealed some progress towards implementing most of its aspirations, particularly as regards improving governance and promoting the rule of law in Africa. This commentary paper argues that African leaders and organs need to embrace Agenda 2063 as a social contract between African citizens, leaders and AU organs if the aspirations of Agenda 2063 are to be achieved.



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Houmada, S. (2023). Towards the second decade of Agenda 2063: Embracing a resilient social contract with African citizens. The Africa Governance Papers, 1(4). Retrieved from
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Sara Houmada, AUDA-Nepad




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