Guidelines and Procedures
Abstract: The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund approved the Bank Group’s strategic and operational framework for regional operations during their Informal Session of 19 February 2008. This framework is intended to provide a rigorous but flexible approach to mobilize resources for regional integration in Africa. It is an important building block of the Bank Group’s broader strategy to promote regional integration, which includes advisory and analytical services, capacity building for countries and continental and regional organizations, and the use of ADB resources where appropriate. The framework is anchored in the strong consensus that greater regional integration is a key means for Africa to enhance growth and development, and address common development challenges. The Bank Group sees the financing of Regional Operations as a core element of its development mandate, and these Operations will be selective and focus primarily on two areas: (i) infrastructure, particularly transportation but also energy, water and telecommunication; and (ii) promotion of regional public goods.
Abstract: The revised Bank Group’s policy on population was adopted in January 2001 in response to the new international agenda and in conformity to the new Bank Vision. Its main goal is to provide support to Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in developing and implementing integrated population policies and programs in the context of poverty reduction and sustainable development. The present guidelines provide a road map for the identification and integration of population factors into the activities of the Bank Group. Specifically they focus on issues relating to institutional and key operational strategies, country programming and the project cycle.
Equity Investment policy Guidelines (761 KB)
Abstract: The Policy and Guidelines on Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) reflect Bank Group’s commitment to enhance its relations with civil society. The document complements other Bank Group resources including the Bank’s Handbook on Consultation and Participation, the Easy Reference Guides, various Bank sector policy documents. It is composed of three parts: • Part I, which outlines the Operations Manual. • Bank’s policy on cooperation with CSOs, which is complemented by a Part II Action Plan (attached as Appendix A) for its implementation. This provides operational guidelines on the implementation of the policy based on instruments available to the Bank. • Part III that outlines institutional and resource requirements for the implementation of the policy
Abstract: The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund have approved proposals aimed at simplifying the procedures for approval of operations. According to the new procedures, policy documents and projects and programs, which are considered complex in nature, and those, which are above the threshold of UA 10 million, will continue to be approved under the standard procedure. This procedure requires prior discussion at the Boards prior to approval. Projects and programs, which are considered non complex, and those that are below, or equal to, the threshold amount of UA 10 million will be approved using the lapse-of-time procedure. In addition to increasing the efficiency of the Boards through focusing their meeting time more on strategy and policy issues, the new procedures will also contribute towards greater harmonization of the Bank’s practice with emerging best practices in multilateral development banks.