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BOSPSE | Center of Excellence of the African Network of Delivery Units

The Center of Excellence hosted by the BOS and financed by the African Development Bank as part of the aforementioned network aims to share experiences and lessons learned from the concept of Delivery between African countries and makes available the experience and expertise of the BOS to provide technical assistance (TA) to requesting countries for the implementation or strengthening of Delivery Units.


The support of the African Development Bank for the BOS made it possible to :

  • Strengthen the capacities of the BOS, which allowed it to play its pioneering role in terms of Delivery Unit at the continental level;
  • Establish a pilot Center of Excellence intended to support countries wishing to develop a Delivery Unit, as well as to facilitate discussions focused on performance management;
  • Strengthen the role of African Delivery Units in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis, by structuring an ambitious project aimed at relaunching the Senegalese pharmaceutical sector.


Results to date:

  • The BOS team organized 7 benchmarking missions with African countries, during which it welcomed high-level delegations to Senegal. Each mission typically consists of a one-week immersion within the BOS to study its organizational blueprint, in-depth methodologies and tools used to structure, monitor, problem-solve and evaluate flagship initiatives. A series of internal working sessions, meetings with key stakeholders and field visits enrich the mission program. To date, countries such as Morocco, Mali, DRC, Burundi, Gabon, Mauritania and Cameroon have learned from the BOS experience.
  • A peer review mission was organized to Uganda in July 2022. Given that the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit in Uganda was established in 2015, the comparison of experiences, best practices and lessons learned will be beneficial to the two countries in the future.
  • A technical assistance (TA) mission to Ondo State, Nigeria. The Governor of Ondo State, His Excellency Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, CON, has developed an eight-point state development agenda called REDEEMED. A Delivery Unit (PPIMU) has been created to act as the organization responsible for supervising and evaluating the performance of priority projects and programs contained in the REDEEMED program. The scope of technical assistance provided by the BOS is to support PPIMU in establishing an effective monitoring and evaluation system for priority programs, projects and reforms at the state level. A BOS team carried out an exploratory mission to Akure in September 2021, which led to the production of a 360° diagnosis. This diagnosis served as the basis for the TA proposal submitted by the BOS to PPIMU and which was subsequently accepted by both parties. The BOS recruited a consultant in August 2022, tasked with helping PPIMU prioritize the projects contained in the REDEEMED program, which has been completed to date. BOS supported PPIMU to strengthen its monitoring and evaluation capacity, and carried out an in-depth analysis focusing on two flagship projects selected by PPIMU and BOS. 
  • From January 29 to February 2, the BOS – Delivery Unit of Senegal – carried out a scoping mission at the invitation of its counterpart in Mauritania (CSEPS), with a view to providing technical assistance to them on the prioritization and structuring of large projects.
    During this mission, we met several entities of the Mauritanian Government (ministries and agencies), the national private sector, development partners as well as civil society. The high-level meeting with the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, in the presence of the Ambassador of Senegal to Mauritania and the Resident Representative of the @UNDP, was one of the highlights of the agenda.

    These discussions were initiated during the 1st African Forum of Delivery Units which was held in Dakar in November 2023.


Main figures from this intense 5-day technical workshop:

  • 45 participants
  • 17 participating entities
  • 13 deliverables produced 


For the Ondo Geographic Information System (ONDOGIS) project, after a complete turnaround in terms of methodology, we managed to structure this project and generate a detailed roadmap, a governance plan and an implementation plan. risk mitigation. Regarding the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP), in terms of results, we have designed a specific strategic dashboard, based on a tailor-made operational matrix, as well as the monitoring process to strengthen PPIMU in its mission in the future.


  • The definition of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the African Network of Delivery Units (RADU) and the members of RADU, based on the need to define the principles of governance and coordination of RADU. This memorandum provides the framework for cooperation between RADU members and sets out the terms and conditions of their collaborative action to achieve their common objectives. It defines the areas of cooperation as well as the institutional arrangements and general conditions governing such cooperation. An international conference to proceed with the signing of this MoU by the heads of African Delivery Units was held in Dakar on November 8 and 9, 2023.

All the news about this event will be available on the web page: www.africandunetwork.com



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The BOS ESP is the organization that corroborates the actions implemented by the ESP. It constitutes factual and intelligible support for all targets on current projects in an objective manner.