Is the African Union’s aspiration towards Financial Autonomy achievable?
The African Union (AU) is witnessing a potentially transformative era, through its decision on financial autonomy and broader reform agenda. Even though the discourse on financing of the Union is hardly new, this policy brief explains why the July 2016 Kigali Summit decision provide unique opportunities that could allow for its full implementation. It argues that the political willingness of AU member states to make timely contributions to the Union’s budget and the Peace Fund, remains the single most important consideration for the success of the Kigali Summit decision on financing. Read more