The AATS highlights the five best and worst performing indicators for most of the 55 African countries and it provides specific policy recommendations based on the performance of each country. The country scorecards can also assist with guiding GIZ programmes in future decision making.
During the 30th AU Summit in January 2018, the African Union presented the first Biennial Review Report on the state of the agriculture on the African continent, based on a total of 43 indicators. Selected indicators were summarised in an innovative tool called the Africa Agricultural Transformation Scorecard (AATS) in order to assess each country’s performance.
The Biennial Review is a mutual accountability process on which countries agreed in the context of the 2014 Malabo Declaration, which re-affirmed the commitments of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). More information on the Biennial Review Process can be found here.
About the Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard
The AATS measures the development of wealth and nutrition achieved by transforming agriculture, according to the specific pledges made by the African Heads of State in Malabo. It aims to become the primary initiative to direct and record economic and social change within CAADP. It is supposed to accelerate the pace of change for agriculture and its ability to drive economic growth and social progress at a rate never seen before anywhere in the world.