During the African Union Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, African Heads of State and Government approved the establishment of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA).

A decision was officially taken to transform the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency into the African Union Development Agency as the technical body of the AU.

The Mandate of the AUDA-NEPAD is as follows:

(i) To coordinate and execute priority regional and continental projects to promote regional integration towards the accelerated realisation of Agenda 2063;

(ii) To strengthen capacity of African Union Member States and regional bodies; advance knowledge-based advisory support, undertake the full range of resource mobilisation, and serve as the continent’s technical interface with all Africa’s development stakeholders and development partners;