The African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD) is a Pan-African intergovernmental organization established in 1964 by African governments. It aims to support the transformation and emergence efforts of African countries through capacity building, development and modernization of public administration and governance. Its headquarters is located in Tangier (The kingdom of Morocco). CAFRAD has a membership of 36 States.


Though the mission assigned to CAFRAD in the 60s is still the same, the context has considerably evolved. African countries are today facing new challenges and concerns, particularly in terms of transformation (reform, innovation and modernization), administrative structures, public services, state institutions and governance systems; the acceleration and the consolidation of economic and social development; the establishment of a democratic and effective governance; the optimal use of information and communication technology; strengthening cooperative, useful and sustainable relations between African states forward the revitalization of regional integration.

- African Administrative Studies;

- Studies and documents;

- Electronic newsletter;

- Brochures / Flyers;

- Documentary databases;

- Databases of Experts and Institutions.

- The Annual Pan-African Conference of Ministers of Public/Civil Service;

- The Charter for the Public Service in Africa / the African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service;

- The African Public Service Day (23 June);

- The Pan-African Forum on the modernization of public administration and governance;

- The Conference on the transformation and emergence of the continent;

- International Conference for Ministers of African, Latin America and the Middle East countries.