African Facility for Inclusive Markets

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UNDP's Private Sector [African Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM)] Unit is working to accelerate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by supporting the development of inclusive, pro-poor markets across Africa.

AFIM is part of the Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) and based in the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. AFIM's particular focus is on the promotion of Inclusive Market Development in Africa through the development and expansion of regional value chains in job creating sectors such as agribusiness, tourism, renewable energy, retailing and mining.

AFIM’s inclusive market development strategy seeks to provide poor people with the tools and resources to lift themselves out of poverty through economic growth and development initiatives driven at the regional or country level, in partnership with the African Union, NEPAD, Regional Economic Communities and UNDP Country Offices.

AFIM builds on the work of existing pro-poor national and regional initiatives and serves as a platform for coordinating inclusive growth activities between the United Nations, public and private sectors. Through targeted interventions, AFIM facilitates knowledge sharing, access to finance, and the dissemination of best practices in inclusive market development with emphasis on creating opportunities for low-income and marginalized groups.

AFIM Information

AFIM Knowledge Products

Sub-Regional AFIM Weeks and Project Facilitation Platforms

CAADP related documents

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Johannesburg Declaration

This Declaration was adopted at the High Level Public Private Dialogue (PPD), facilitated by the UNDP, on Engaging the Private Sector in Furthering Africa’s Agribusiness and Food Security Agenda on 19 October 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The following organisations participated and supported the PPD:

It's Africa's Time

UNDP has partnered with the South Africa based Regency Foundation to advocate for Inclusive Business in Africa. The TV series "It's Africa's Time" which airs on CNBC Africa showcases how such inclusive business models contribute to sustainable development goals. All episodes can also be watched online, at It's Africa's Time.