The African Union is going through a period of reforms, with a push for self-funding. In 2017 member countries started implementing the 0.2% levy on eligible imports. In the same year, as high as 74% of the organization’s budget was still funded by external donors.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNXQNfgrkig
So with so much reliance on external funding, is the African Union’s autonomy over its agenda compromised?
Beatrice Marshall speaks with our Studio guests Shadrack Gutto- Emeritus Professor at University of South Africa and Geert Laporte – Deputy Director European Centre for Development and Policy management about all the previous attempts at self-funding and why they have seemingly failed . The panel will also discuss whether member countries can find a lasting solution?