The six founding members of CABRI - Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa - have ratified the international agreement that establishes CABRI as a legal body. All instruments have been deposited to the Secretariat and the international agreement enterered into force on 3 December 2009. CABRI is established as an international, independent and legal organisation. CABRI now has eight members, the six founding members as well as Mauritius and the Central African Republic.
All African countries are invited to become a member state of CABRI through accession to the international agreement according to their own domestic procedures.
CABRI member countries benefit from:
- Access to high quality learning resources and opportunities
- Assistrance at a country level to drive quality PFM reforms
- Ownership of and influence over CABRI's strategic direction and its cutting edge research
- Promotion of African countries' interest internationally by developing common positions on budgetary and PFM issues
Member states pay annual membership fees. The fees have been determined on the basis of transparency, predictability, meaningfulness, sustainability and fairness.
The proposed membership fees are:
- $50,000 – members with GDP greater than or equal to US$10 billion
- $25,000 – members with GDP greater than or equal to US$5 billion but less than US$10 billion
- $15,000 – members with GDP less than US$5 billion
Membership fees are payable to CABRI in US dollars at least two (2) months prior to the start of each financial year.
Membership fees will be reviewed by the General Assembly every three (3) years.
The websites of the ministries of finance of countries that have been participating in CABRI's activities are available here.
A map of participating countries can be found here