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01/09/2016 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD), en collaboration avec la Commission Financement du Secteur Privé et du Fonds de Garantie (CFSP), de la Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI Patronat Ivoirien), et le Cabinet ESPartners ont procédé à la cérémonie de lancement officiel du Forum « La finance s’engage ». Cette cérémonie de lancement vient en prélude à la tenue du Forum stratégique de haut niveau qui se tiendra le 24 novembre 2016 dans les locaux de la BAD.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Partnerships, Private Sector


01/09/2016 - During his investiture as the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group on 1st September 2015, Akinwumi Adesina pledged “to help build a new Africa with prosperous, sustainable and inclusive growth; one that is peaceful, secure and united, regionally integrated and globally competitive.” The ultimate goal: to remake Africa in a decade.

Categories: President's Corner


  • From: 27/10/2016
  • To: 28/10/2016
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Governance lies at the heart of addressing development challenges on the continent. While the story of the past decade has been one of steady progress throughout Africa, issues of governance, including lack of transparency and accountability remain pervasive concerns, undermining social, economic and political progress at many levels.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnership on Illicit Finance


30/08/2016 - The Republic of Guinea has become the first African nation to make a voluntary financial contribution to the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF). Commenting on the contribution, the ALSF Director, Stephen Karangizi, thanked the Government of Guinea for its support. “This contribution is timely and will go towards our efforts to assist African countries to negotiate complex commercial transactions, creditor litigation and other related sovereign transactions”, he said.

Categories: Guinea, African Legal Support Facility


30/08/2016 - Arrivé à Antananarivo aux premières heures de la matinée, le président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Akinwumi Adesina, a démarré, au pas de course, une visite officielle de trois jours, à Madagascar.

Categories: Madagascar, President's Corner


29/08/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina, has addressed the challenge of creating jobs for youth in Africa, while outlining a number of initiatives the Bank is undertaking to stop the unemployment crisis from complicating Africa’s current security challenges.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships, Private Sector, Poverty Reduction, Information & Communication Technology, Education, President's Corner


29/08/2016 - As a leading provider of water and sanitation services in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Water Facility (AWF) have been invited to participate in World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. World Water Week, which takes place from August 28 to September 2, 2016, is the leading annual global event for tackling global water issues and development-related challenges. The theme of this year’s forum: “Water for Sustainable Growth.”

Categories: Sweden, Health, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, African Water Facility, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


29/08/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a seven-year, non-sovereign guarantee, US $100-million corporate loan to the Export Trading Group (ETG), to finance part of part of the company’s five-year Agricultural Investment Program (IP) in Africa. The programme will promote employment for youths and women, and adopt an integrated value-chain approach that emphasizes access to regional and global markets.

Categories: Private Sector, Partnerships


29/08/2016 - The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) African Natural Resources Center (ANRC) has published five case studies that look at the different ways in which countries are designing policies and partnering with investors to reap social and economic benefits from extractive industries.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Partnerships, African Natural Resources Center (ANRC)


28/08/2016 - Investing in infrastructure and human resource development are crucial for Africa to realise Agenda 2063, a high-level panel during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) heard Saturday in Nairobi.

Categories: Japan, Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Education, Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative


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