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09/10/2014 - As the Ebola death toll continues to rise and fear over the epidemic grows, African Development Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka offered assurances to the international community Thursday morning in Washington, DC. "We can deal with it. We can resolve this matter and the African Development Bank will play its part."

Categories: Health, Ebola

09/10/2014 - On Wednesday, October 8, Publish What You Fund launched its annual Aid Transparency Index* (ATI) in Washington, DC. The index shows the African Development Bank (AfDB) is one of the strongest performers on transparency, ranking in the top 10 of 68 donors. The AfDB has made significant progress to improve the transparency of its aid information since 2013. Gaining over 10 percentage points from last year, the AfDB’s ATI score for 2014 is 74.52%, placing it securely in 8th position on the list, at the top of the list of Good performers.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance, Quality Assurance & Results

08/10/2014 - On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Abidjan, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved a €10-million equity investment in the African compartment of the Moringa Private Equity Fund.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector

08/10/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced on Wednesday, October 8 in Marrakech, Morocco, that the ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (CDSF) implemented in August is now ready to support the first cohort of climate change operations.

Categories: Morocco, Climate Change, Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Initiative

08/10/2014 - In a newly released report prepared in 2014 by the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center in Nairobi, Kenya, on the occasion of the Bank’s 50th anniversary, the AfDB describes how it is fulfilling its mandate in Eastern Africa as Africa’s own development bank. The report takes stock of the socio-economic situation today; highlights the Bank’s successes; describes new strategies and instruments; and identifies key challenges the region is likely to face in the next decades.

Categories: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Private Sector, Gender, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Structural Transformation

06/10/2014 - The Board of Governors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) through its private sector window approved on Wednesday, October 1 a USD 12 million line of credit (LOC) equivalent in Nigerian Naira (NGN) to LAPO Microfinance Bank (LAPO MfB) in Nigeria.

Categories: Nigeria, Gender, Private Sector

03/10/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Friday, October 3 approved loans amounting to US $98.22 million to finance the first phase of East Africa’s Centres of Excellence for Skills and Tertiary Education in Biomedical Sciences programme in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

Categories: Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Education, Health

01/10/2014 - Efforts by the Kingdom of Morocco to deepen its financial sector received a big boost on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Abidjan, following the approval of a €100-million budget support loan to finance the third phase of the government’s Financial Sector Development Support Programme (PADESFI-III)

Categories: Morocco, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector

01/10/2014 - The 9th African Economic Conference will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 1-3, 2014 on the theme “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation”.

Categories: Ethiopia, Information & Communication Technology, Human Capital Development, Youth, Structural Transformation

01/10/2014 - The African Development Bank Group’s commemoration of the Africa Year of Agriculture and Food Security, on September 29, 2014 in Abidjan held its promises. The meeting comes at a time when the continent is fast becoming an investor destination of choice and agriculture is at the centre of conversations about ensuring that prosperity experienced in an increasing number of African countries becomes inclusive.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Agriculture & Agro-industries


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