Language Services Department

CLSD's mission is to promote multilingual communication, mainly in French and English, both in-house and between the Bank and its various shareholders, i.e. member countries, development partners, NGOs, CSOs and the public at large, in line with the strategic Vision of the African Development Bank as a multilingual organization. CLSD’s main responsibility is to provide high quality translation and interpretation services, while promoting a standardized corporate terminology. CLSD also provides services in Arabic and Portuguese for major meetings.

Translation – French to English

  • Translation from French into English;
  • build and maintain a linguistic reference base and standardized use of English within the Bank Group;
  • build and maintain online terminological data;
  • terminological research (complex matters, new concepts, etc.)

Translation – English to French

  • Translation from English into French;
  • build and maintain a linguistic reference base and standardized use of French within the Bank Group;
  • build and maintain online terminological data;
  • terminological research (complex matters, new concepts, etc.)

Interpretation

  • Simultaneous interpretation from/into English and French, and Arabic and Portuguese;
  • consecutive interpretation from/into English and French and Arabic and Portuguese;
  • terminological research (complex matters, new concepts, etc.)