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13/01/2016 - In its bid to further promote good governance and ethical business practices in its operations and investment decisions, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), met on January 13, 2016 in Abidjan and approved the Integrity Due Diligence Policy on non-sovereign operations (IDD).

Categories: Private Sector, Partnerships, Integrity and Anti-Corruption


12/01/2016 - On Monday, December 14, 2015, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Sudan launched the US $26-million Water Sector Reforms and Institutional Capacity Development project, which will benefit West Kordofan State and some federal water sector institutions.

Categories: Sudan, Health, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Fragile States Facility


12/01/2016 - For the third year running, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has published the Africa Tourism Monitor, an annual report on the tourism industry in Africa. This year’s report, a joint publication by the AfDB, New York University’s Africa House and the Africa Travel Association (ATA), is entitled “Unlocking Africa’s Tourism Potential”.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Gender, Employment, Partnerships, Youth


  • From: 11/01/2016
  • To: 15/01/2016
  • Location: Marseille, France

Public Private Partnerships experts representing Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Uganda, Congo, Mauritius and Kenya are participating in training on the legal, contractual and financial aspects of PPP projects in the energy sector. The five-day training will be held, from January 11-15, 2016 at the Centre d'études financières, économiques et bancaires (CEFEB) headquarters in Marseille, France.

Categories: France, Private Sector, Partnerships, African Legal Support Facility


11/01/2016 - It is widely recognized that Africa is the continent most affected by issues of fragility that threaten to slow and even reverse development prospects of countries and entire regions. Prospects for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa seem limited, if we don’t address fragility.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Fragile States Facility


07/01/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Federal Government of Nigeria are planning for long-term solutions to youth employment in the agricultural sector. They will spend about US $300 million on the Enable Youth Empowerment Agribusiness Programme.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth


29/12/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, on December 16, 2015 in Abidjan, formally approved US$ 138 million of loans and grants to finance the Ruzizi III Hydropower Plant Project. Implementation of the project will be carried out at a total cost of US$ 625.19 million (of which the US$ 138.88 million will be borne by the AfDB’s public sector window and US$ 50.22 million by the private sector window).

Categories: Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Energy & Power, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


28/12/2015 - On December 14 and 17, 2015, Madagascar government held its final review of the second cycle of the Rapid Results Initiatives (RRI) conducted as part of the African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR), a project funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) since its launching in 2007. Under the leadership of President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, the Madagascar government pledged its commitment to adopting Results Based Management as a strategy to implement its country national development plan.

Categories: Madagascar


23/12/2015 - 2015 will go down in history as a year when the world decided that the time had finally come to set aside individual differences and to forge a new development paradigm for the planet. A paradigm which, if implemented successfully, will not only put an end to extreme poverty as we know it but will also reverse the threat of global warming and usher in a new era of sustainable global development.


22/12/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) have approved an innovative framework agreement for an exchange of sovereign exposures that will collectively optimize their balance sheets for greater development effectiveness.


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