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14/01/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 approved a loan of US $76.11 million from the AfDB financing window to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for the implementation of the Four Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Program.

Categories: Ethiopia, Health, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation


17/12/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) with its partners held an inaugural two-day conference to discuss the continent’s agricultural potential and how to address constraints that continue to hamper the sector’s performance.

Categories: Ethiopia, Partnerships


04/12/2015 - Ethiopia says it is counting on its forest resources to boost the country’s US $55 billion economy.

Categories: Ethiopia, Cameroon, COP21, Climate Change, Environment, Partnerships


03/12/2015 - Stronger partnerships, sound national policies, more funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation, research, community involvement and sensitization are key to realizing the goals of the Great Green Wall initiative in Africa.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, COP21, Climate Change, Environment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Food Production, Employment, Fragile States Facility, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction


27/11/2015 - Although government policy-makers and their development partners both recognize the importance of investing in infrastructure and using a fragility lens when making broad policy decisions, there has been little attempt to systematically integrate thinking about fragility into investments in roads. Day 1 of the African Development Bank Transport Forum in Abidjan offered a discussion on the importance of roads to political stability, social cohesion, and institution-building, and, through these conduits, to the reduction of state fragility.

Categories: Ethiopia, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Transport, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Health, Ebola, Fragile States Facility


25/11/2015 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina commended the Government of Ethiopia for its macro-economic performance and its support to reduce fragility on the continent. His remarks were delivered on Tuesday, November 24 in Addis Ababa as he concluded a two-day visit in the country to reinforce cooperation with the African Union, the Government of Ethiopia, and other partners.

Categories: Ethiopia, Partnerships, Transport, President's Corner


23/11/2015 - On Monday, November 23, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for two-day visit to reinforce cooperation with the African Union, the Government of Ethiopia, as well as other partners.

Categories: Ethiopia, Partnerships, President's Corner


19/11/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, 18 November 2015 launched its Development Effectiveness Review (DER) on Ethiopia which explores its contribution to the country’s development. The publication examines the progress Ethiopia has made on inclusive growth and explores some of the country’s challenges. It tracks the performance of the Bank’s portfolio against the goals and targets set out in the AfDB’s Results Measurement Framework.

Categories: Ethiopia, Human Capital Development


16/11/2015 - Delegates attending the consultative Week for PIDA (Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa), or PIDA Week, taking place at the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan from November 13-17, heard that the most binding constraint to unlocking infrastructure financing in Africa was lack of properly prepared projects, which in turn is due to lack of adequate capacity to prepare large projects.

Categories: Ethiopia, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Energy & Power, Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships


12/11/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will launch its Development Effectiveness Review 2015 on Ethiopia on Wednesday, November 18 in Addis Ababa.

The Development Effectiveness Review 2015 for Ethiopia provides a comprehensive report on the Bank’s performance in the country and tracks how the Bank’s operations have contributed to the Ethiopia’s development results. Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, averaging 10% growth over the past decade. Even with high population growth, the country’s per capita income has tripled over the last eight years. This strong economic performance has provided the Ethiopian Government with a platform for pursuing its ambitious national development agenda with the main goal of achieving middle-income country status by 2025.

Categories: Ethiopia, Quality Assurance & Results, Private Sector, Transport


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