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07/04/2016 - La 4e revue conjointe des portefeuilles de la Banque africaine de développement, de la Banque mondiale et du Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) au Burkina Faso s’est tenue le 29 mars 2016, à Ouagadougou, en coordination avec le gouvernement.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships

06/04/2016 - A Bank mission, led by Acting Vice-President for Regional Operations, Janvier Litse, visited São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) from March 28-30, 2016, for a country dialogue. The progress made by the country’s Government following an investors’ conference held in London in October 2015, as well as the preparation of the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2017-2021, were at the heart of discussions. The mission recognized the progress and efforts made by the Government in implementing the recommendations of the London conference.

Categories: São Tomé & Príncipe, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Economic & Financial Governance

06/04/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the Comoros’ Country Strategy Paper 2016-2020, designed to enable the country achieve diversified job-creating economic growth and to increase resilience to external shocks.

Categories: Comoros, ADF, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power

06/04/2016 - The Board of Directors of Africa50 is pleased to announce the appointment of Alain Ebobissé as Chief Executive Officer of Africa50, the Pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank and, so far, by 22 African countries with an initial capitalization of USD 830 million.

Categories: Morocco, Africa50, Partnerships, Infrastructure, President's Corner

06/04/2016 - The African Development Bank Group and the Government of Zambia, on March 29, 2016 in Harare, signed three loan agreements totalling about US $123 million. The funding is for the Cashew Infrastructure Development Project (US $44.2 million), Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Project – Supporting Women and Youth (US $29 million) and the Lusaka Sanitation Program (US $50 million).

Categories: Zambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development

05/04/2016 - The Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII) Report – Africa’s first effort to measure progress on regional integration – was launched Saturday, April 2 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during African Development Week, which is taking place from March 31 to April 5. Out of all the Regional Economic Communities, the report cites the East African Community as the most integrated region.

Categories: Ethiopia, Regional Integration, Transport, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Employment, Partnerships

05/04/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday, April 5, 2016 had a one-day visit in Maputo, Mozambique, where he reaffirmed the commitment of the Bank to continue to support the growing Mozambican economy.

Categories: Mozambique, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Employment, Food Production, Youth, President's Corner

04/04/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Akinwumi Adesina, will visit Mozambique and Malawi on April 4-5, 2016. While in Malawi, he will hold high-level discussions with Malawi President Peter Mutharika.

Categories: Malawi, President's Corner

04/04/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will be in Mozambique on a working visit from April 4-5 2016, leading a high-level Bank delegation. During the visit, President Adesina will be received by the President, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, and maintain working contacts with the Ministers of Economy and Finance; Energy and Mineral Resources; Agriculture and Food Security; and Land, Environment and Rural Development; as well as the Governor of the Bank of Mozambique, and the Chairman of the EDM (electricity utility company).

Categories: Mozambique, Agriculture & Agro-industries, President's Corner

01/04/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Akinwumi Adesina, announced Friday a relief package of US $549 million in support of 14 countries most affected by the ongoing drought in Eastern and Southern Africa. The AfDB acknowledged the severe impact of the El Niño weather pattern that is associated with abnormally high temperatures and the worst drought the region has seen in decades, leaving almost 36 million people in need of food assistance.

Categories: Mozambique, Malawi, Climate Change, Environment, Human Capital Development, Food Production, Poverty Reduction, Fragile States Facility, President's Corner

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