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30/09/2016 - “The challenges many African governments face in negotiations are made worse by the interdependent nature of government systems which requires targeted skills in specified sectors complemented by better coordination when it comes to negotiating transactions for governments. Also, some governments are in a difficult position because they are stuck with poorly negotiated contracts. How should governments deal with agreements that have no spill over effect of investment? A negotiating strategy which provides a framework within which governments can look for common elements and models that can be used to their advantage is important.” stated Falou Samb, Special Advisor to the President Senegal on Trade and Investments in Senegal.

Categories: African Legal Support Facility


30/09/2016 - Results from a performance analysis study, conducted on three West African corridors – involving consultation with actors such as countries, customs, corridor management organisations, transporters, etc., were unveiled at a regional coordination meeting convened, today, in Abidjan by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the ATWA project.

Categories: Regional Integration


30/09/2016 - “The Nigerian Private sector has a critical role to play to help the country come out of the present recession,” African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, said in Abuja on Thursday, 28 September 2016

Categories: Nigeria, Private Sector, President's Corner


29/09/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 approved four agriculture and forestry sector risk participations amounting to US $62 million under its Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility (PSF).


29/09/2016 - On September 28, 2016, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved a USD 83.9 million (UA 60 million) loan for the Accra Urban Transport Project to contribute to integrated transport and urban development solutions in the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. The loan will finance a modern 3-tier highway interchange at Pokuase and 10 kilometres of interconnected urban roads, facilitating the movement of people and the transportation of goods in a rapidly developing industrial zone. The infrastructure will be operational by 2020.

Categories: Ghana, Transport, Infrastructure, Private Sector


29/09/2016 - The Africa Partnership Conference 2016 was inaugurated on September 20, 2016 in Mauritius by the country’s Finance and Economic Development Minister, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. The Board of Investment (BOI) of Mauritius hosted the conference in collaboration with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), under the theme: “Creating Shared Value through Sustainable Investment”.

Categories: Partnerships


29/09/2016 - The African Development Bank has launched the Gender in Practice Community of Practice (GiP COP), an online resource that seeks to promote information and knowledge sharing on gender equality. The event took place on September 28, 2016 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Partnerships, Gender


28/09/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, completed a three-day official visit to Nigeria on Wednesday, reaffirming the Bank’s strong partnership with one of his biggest shareholders and clients, as the country struggles with the impact of an economic recession.

Categories: Nigeria, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, President's Corner


28/09/2016 - A regional corridor meeting, held in Abidjan, on the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor concluded Monday with calls for renewed commitment, accelerated implementation while also recognising the challenges ahead to ensure improved efficiency on the corridor.

Categories: Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration, Private Sector, Partnerships


28/09/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has urged Nigerian economists to provide their Government with knowledge tools to tackle and overcome the country’s recession.

Categories: Nigeria, President's Corner


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