News & Events
18/06/2013 - The African Development Bank joined the international community in celebrating the World Day to Combat Desertification on Monday, June 17. This year’s theme is drought and water scarcity. African drylands are particularly vulnerable to water scarcity. While each person needs at least 2,000 cubic metres of water for human well-being and sustainable development every year, on average, people in the drylands have access to only 1,300 cubic metres.
17/06/2013 - The African Development Bank will host a donors’ roundtable in September to help raise funds for the Lake Chad Basin Commission’s five-year investment plan (2013-2017), officials from the two institutions said Tuesday, 11 June 2013, at a meeting at the AfDB headquarters in Tunis.
11/06/2013 - Converting Africa’s impressive economic performance over the past decade into greater gains on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a primary challenge for Africa, according to a new report.
Categories: Benin, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance, Food Production, Health, Climate Change, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Regional Integration, Education, Poverty Reduction, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries
07/06/2013 - The African Develop Fund (ADF) held its 39th Annual Meetings in Marrakech, Morocco, during the 48th Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). The fund used the occasion to take stock of its achievements and prospects.
Categories: Morocco, Human Capital Development, Structural Transformation, Civil Society, Infrastructure, Food Production, Fragile States Facility, Green Growth Initiative, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender
05/06/2013 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week held talks with African Development Bank (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka, in which the Japanese leader pledged continued financial support for African development projects and programmes delivered through the AfDB.
Categories: Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Environment, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Private Sector Development, Regional Integration, Fragile States Facility
31/05/2013 - The Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group closed on Friday in Marrakech, Morocco, after five days of intense brainstorming on current African development issues, and the approval of the Group’s 2012 Annual Report and audited accounts as well as its operations programmes.
Categories: Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Zambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Education, Gender, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, Infrastructure, Private Sector Development, Food Production, Regional Integration, Structural Transformation, Green Growth Initiative
31/05/2013 - The African Development Bank (“AfDB”) and Standard Chartered Bank (“Standard Chartered”) today signed a US$400 million Risk Participation Agreement that will provide significant trade finance support for imports and exports across vital economic sectors including agriculture and food to corporate and financial institution clients in Africa.
31/05/2013 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, has told delegates at the AfDB Annual Meetings in Marrakesh, Morocco, that while Africa is booming, more investments in infrastructure and in skills are needed to transform the continent’s economies.
30/05/2013 - The African Development Bank and the Government of Egypt on 29 May in Marrakech, Morocco, signed a US$2-million grant to help the country develop an enabling environment for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
30/05/2013 - Thursday 9 May 2013 - Donald Kaberuka, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB); Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Gunilla Carlsson, the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation, have announced the creation of an Agriculture Fast Track Fund for Africa.
Categories: South Africa, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector Development, Infrastructure