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17/09/2013 - The signing ceremony for the Declaration of Intent for the Joint Initiative on Youth Employment in Africa (JYEIA) took place on September 12, 2013 at the Headquarters of the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa. The Initiative is a response by the AUC, African Development Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the International Labour Organization to the call by African Heads of State and Government, at their Summit in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, held in July 2011, to tackle more decisively the youth employment challenge in Africa

Categories: Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Youth, Economic & Financial Governance, Human Capital Development, Civil Society, Employment


28/08/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Djibouti on Monday, August 26, signed the funding agreements, totalling US $7.5 million, for a geothermal exploration project in the region of Lake Assal.

Categories: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Energy & Power, Economic & Financial Governance, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Private Sector, Regional Integration


21/08/2013 - “What will it take for African exports to move up the global value chain?” This is the question that African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka posed to delegates and African Trade Ministers attending a session that he chaired on regional integration through trade facilitation during the Trade Ministerial meeting at the 12th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum.

Categories: Ethiopia, Regional Integration, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance


05/08/2013 - The project addressed a looming water and sanitation crisis in the historic and touristic town of Harar and the surrounding four towns. The water availability and quality from Lake Alemaya, the previous water source, was threatened due to rising population, irrigation use and siltation. Water rationing was introduced and investors were reluctant to establish new commercial ventures. Livelihoods were lost and families spent scarce resources to buy water and treatment of waterborne illnesses.

Categories: Ethiopia, Water Supply & Sanitation, ADF


03/07/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will, as part of its support for U.S. President Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiative, deepen and expand its work in reforming the energy sector.

Categories: United States of America, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Energy & Power, Partnerships, Private Sector, Power Africa Initiative, ADF


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


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, Infrastructure


25/05/2013 - “The sleeping giant is on its way,” stated African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka during the opening of the 50th anniversary of the African Union in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Saturday, May 25, as leaders from across the continent marked the progress made over the past five decades.

Categories: Ethiopia


07/05/2013 - Inclusive growth has attracted considerable attention in recent years, and certainly at the African Development Bank the discussion has reached a fevered pitch. To underpin this debate, the Development Research Department (EDRE) of the African Development Bank together with the Korean Development Institute (KDI) and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) organized an Expert Group Meeting on Inclusive Growth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from May 6-7, 2013. The meeting was held at the Economic Commission for Africa headquarters.

Categories: Ethiopia, Human Capital Development


07/05/2013 - The African Development Bank today launched the 1,068-kilometre high-voltage electricity highway to be built between Kenya and Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, Kenya, Energy & Power, Infrastructure



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