Inclusive Transitions

Africa Facility to Support Inclusive Transitions (AFSIT)

Strengthening governance and deepening development

Between 2020 and 2022, six coups and three coup-attempts occurred on the African continent: a sharp rise from the previous two decades. Coups and other forms of unconstitutional changes of government (UCG) are complex phenomena where critical junctures arise for strengthening governance, promoting democracy and safeguarding development. Achieving this, however, calls for an agile and demand- driven mechanism.

Against this backdrop, UNDP launched the new Africa Facility to Support Inclusive Transitions (AFSIT) on 15 July 2023. A joint initiative of UNDP and the AUCommission (AUC), the AFSIT intends to provide integrated programmatic support to countries in Africa undergoing complex political transitions.