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NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) is a vision and comprehensive strategic framework for Africa's socio-economic development. It is a commitment of African leaders to African people and to the rest of the world to partner Africa in its own development on the basis of its own agenda and programme of action.

The 37th summit of the OAU in July 2001 formally adopted this strategic framework document. Its primary objectives are; to eradicate poverty; to place African countries, both individually and collectively, on a path of sustainable growth and development; to halt the marginalization of Africa in the globalization process and enhance its full and beneficial integration into the global economy; to accelerate the empowerment of women. Its steering committee comprises of 20 AU member states to oversee projects and program development.

Block B, Gateway Park, Corner Challenger & Columbia Avenues
Midridge Office Park
Midrand 1685 South Africa

Tel: +27 11 256 3600

NEPAD Secretariat
P.O. Box 1234
Halfway House