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04/05/2016 - The African Development Bank Group will unveil its new agenda for the continent’s economic transformation at this year’s Annual Meetings scheduled to take place from May 23-27 in Lusaka, Zambia.

Categories: Zambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Food Production, Employment, Youth, Regional Integration, Poverty Reduction, President's Corner


03/05/2016 - Une délégation ministérielle du Sénégal, conduite par Amadou Ba, Ministre de l’Economie, des Finances et du Plan, s’est rendue le 3 mai 2016 au siège de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), en vue de renforcer la coopération avec l’institution panafricaine.

Categories: Senegal, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Youth, Employment, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Transport, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Water Supply & Sanitation, Regional Integration, President's Corner


28/04/2016 - The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has commended the Government of Zambia for its commitment to successfully host the Bank’s 2016 Annual Meetings next month. The preparations for the hosting of the AfDB meetings, which will take place from May 23 to 27 in the capital Lusaka have reached an advanced stage.

Categories: Zambia, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Partnerships


28/04/2016 - In a bid to help Botswana diversify its economy, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a 850-million Pula (US $76.2-million) line of credit (LOC) to Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) to be invested in key sectors with a view to ultimately help diversify the country’s economic base.

Categories: Botswana, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Employment, Human Capital Development


28/04/2016 - 54 works created by 54 world-renowned contemporary African artists, one for each of the 54 countries that make up the continent, united around the same source of inspiration: The illuminated Africa.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Energy & Power


28/04/2016 - An African Development Bank-supported training for the Kenya Police and Judiciary in handling gender-based cyber violence kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 25, 2016.

Categories: Kenya, Education, Partnerships, Gender, Information & Communication Technology


26/04/2016 - The African Development Bank may be smaller by numbers than other multilateral development banks (MDBs), not least the World Bank, but its voice is loud, its expertise is ground-breaking, and its local character is defining. One of the constant threads of the 2016 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings was the acknowledgement that other MDBs can learn from the AfDB, and not just in Africa. It leads the field in three particular areas: MDB exposure exchange; support for fragile states; and using funds designated for private-sector lending, in poorer countries.

Categories: United States of America, Infrastructure, ADF, Partnerships, Fragile States Facility


25/04/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a US $25-million Trade Finance Line of Credit facility to Central Africa Building Society (CABS) of Zimbabwe on April 20, 2016. This medium-term facility will help to support the expansion of CABS’ operations as a provider of trade finance to local firms as well as Small and Medium-sized Enterprises within Zimbabwe’s tradable sector.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund, Partnerships, Trade Finance Program


21/04/2016 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la BAD a adopté une nouvelle Stratégie de partenariat entre la Banque africaine de développement et le Gabon couvrant la période 2016-2020.

Elle appuiera la mise en œuvre du Plan Stratégique Gabon Emergent et la Stratégie d’Investissement Humain du pays, selon deux piliers d’intervention, notamment, la diversification économique à travers le développement des infrastructures et l’amélioration du climat des affaires et le développement humain.

Categories: Gabon


21/04/2016 - After his first visit to Algeria since taking office in September 2015, the President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, expressed his pleasure at the warmth of the welcome the Algerian authorities gave him and at the constructive dialogue throughout the two days of his visit to Algiers on April 19 and 20, 2016.

Categories: Partnerships, President's Corner


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