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Resource Mobilisation

Mobilise resources for various EAC projects and programmes. The Community’s budget is funded by contributions from the Partner States as well as from other Development Partners.


Currently, functions of the Office include the following:

  • Carrying out donor missions to market the East African Community and recruiting donors;
  • Linking EAC with external donors and maintaining close and professional working relations with donors based on credibility and transparency;
  • Reviewing project proposals and advising on compliance to guidelines;
  • Coordinating disbursements and management of donor funds;
  • Reporting on the implementation of activities which respond to the needs and expectations of the donors in terms of structure, content and timing;
  • Project coordination in the EAC



The Office employs the following strategies to facilitate the mobilisation of resources into the Community:

  • The EAC Partnership Fund;
  • The EAC Development Fund (EACDF);
  • The EAC Resource Mobilisation Strategy;
  • The Regional Integration Support Programme (RISP 2);
  • World Bank Capacity Building



The Resource Mobilisation Office has made great efforts in mobilising both internal and external resources and currently a number of donors are providing technical and financial assistance to the EAC. This includes the relative contribution by Development Partners to the Community’s budget has risen from 15% in 2002/03, to 24% in 2003/04, to 40% in 2008/09, to 48% 2009/10 and 45% for FY 2010/2011.

Other achievements include: 

  • Increase in membership of the Partnership Fund;
  • Close and professional working relations with donors based on credibility and transparency;
  • Established systems for reporting on the implementation of activities;
  • Increased capacity to implement EAC activities;
  • Centralised coordination of projects and programmes 


Challenges Faced

  • Over dependency by EAC on external support;
  • Late disbursements after pledges by donors;
  • Budget constraints;
  • Uncoordinated fundraising activities

As a way forward, an EAC Resource Mobilisation Strategy that clearly defines policies, procedures and mechanisms for fund raising has been put in place. in addition, the establishment of the EAC Development Fund broadens, stabilises and increases the financing of EAC activities.

East African Community
EAC Close
Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
Fax: +255 (0)27 216 2190
Email: eac@eachq.org