The overall objective of the AEO is broadening the knowledge base on African economies (and societies) to offer a valuable support for policy making, investment decisions and potentially donors' interventions.
Capacity Building is another objective of the project. Through a greater involvement of African experts and institutions, the project aims to increase the capacity and to reinforce the ownership of the AEO by local experts.
The target audience is decision makers in African and OECD countries, both in the public and private sectors, such as aid agencies, investors, and government officials of aid recipient countries. Furthermore, thanks to its high scientific quality, the report is a reference information source for civil society representatives, researchers and students.