AfDB Group Malaria Control Strategy (489 KB)
Medium - Term Strategy 2008 - 2012 (778 KB)
Bank Group ICT Operations Strategy (0 Bytes)
The Africa Food Crisis Response (692 KB)
Abstract: The Africa Food Crisis Response (AFCR) is the Bank’s framework for accelerated support to Regional Member Countries (RMCs) affected by increased food prices. The specific objectives of the AFCR are: i) reduce vulnerability of the poor to high and unstable food prices; ii) support broad based growth through increased agricultural productivity, market participation, and strengthened government policies for sustainable agricultural development; and iii) strengthen adequate capacity in Government to ensure an enabling environment for sustainable agriculture growth including by the private sector. Overall the AFCR is projected to avail approximately UA 471.97 million in the short term and UA 1.4 billion in the medium to long term.
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 Governance Strategic Directions and Action Plan (GAP) for 2008-2012 is the African Development Bank’s guide for the Bank’s support to regional member countries’ efforts to improve governance and fight corruption. Today the linkages between good governance and growth are better understood; as the GAP makes clear, “good governance is crucial for inclusive and sustained economic growth.” Research findings indicate that countries that improve their governance receive a 300 percent dividend – three times more income per capita in the long term. That is a huge return on investment and one we work to help countries capitalize on. The Governance Strategic Directions and Action Plan for 2008-2012 is based on the Bank Policy on Good Governance of 2000 and the lessons learned as captured in the Bank Review of Governance Activities of 2006. It also takes account of recent developments in aid policies and of guidance by Member States on future directions of the Bank’s work in governance, most notably through the Eleventh Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF-11). It also reflects the recommendations of the independent High Level Panel (HLP) of January 2008. Lastly, it is informed by inputs received in internal and external consultations, and by global debates on development results, aid effectiveness and donor harmonization. The Governance Strategic Directions and Action Plan will strengthen the implementation of the Bank’s governance work by providing the basis for greater strategic selectivity, defining guiding principles for delivering results and achieving impact. The ambition of the Bank is to become a partner of choice for RMCs to strengthen economic and financial governance by 2012. The criteria for the Bank’s focus in governance are: (i) selectivity and results based on the Bank’s mandate, track record, and internal capacity; (ii) country focus and ownership, tailoring Bank’s support to countries’ governance challenges, reform priorities and potential for progress, (iii) synergy and relevance, based on the need to create positive interactions with the rest of the Bank’s portfolio; and (iv) complementarity and partnership, based on the Bank’s comparative advantage and its ability to complement other donors.
Abstract: La 746eme Session régulière du Conseil d’Administration de la Banque Africaine de Développement et la 682eme Session d’Administration du Fonds Africain de Développement tenues le 16 Avril 2008 ont approuvé la version révisée de la Stratégie pour l’Enseignement Supérieur, la Science et la Technologie en Afrique. Cette stratégie vise à reformer et à transformer les systèmes d’enseignement supérieur en Afrique en vue de libérer les énergies et de promouvoir l’activité intellectuelle pour les perspectives économiques plus brillantes sur le continent. La science et la technologie revêtent une importance vitale pour accroitre la compétitivité de l’Afrique. Cette stratégie contribuera à affiner et à recentrer la mise en œuvre de la politique de la Banque en matière d’éducation. Elle aidera les pays membres régionaux (PMR) à: (i) renforcer les centres d’excellence nationaux et régionaux dans les domaines prioritaires retenus ci-après: agriculture et élevage, science de la sante et services d’appui à la prestation des soins de santé, ingénierie, entreprises, formation des enseignants et des gestionnaires de l’éducation, énergie ; (ii) mettre en place et/ou réhabiliter l’infrastructure scientifique et technologique existante, y compris les institutions d’enseignement supérieur, et (iii) établir des liens entre l’enseignement supérieur, la science et la technologie (ESST) et le secteur productif.