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01/11/2014 - Decision-makers and business leaders, economists and academics from across the globe meet here today for the annual African Economic Conference (AEC). The meeting will last until 3 November and allow them to discuss how to harness knowledge and innovation for the continent’s economic transformation.

Categories: Ethiopia, Information & Communication Technology, Education, Structural Transformation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Gender


27/10/2014 - On 27th October 2014 the African Development Bank (AfDB) joins the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the African Union, the World Bank, the European Union and Islamic Development Bank in a 4-day visit to the Horn of Africa. At the start of the visit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the AfDB pledged a new $1.8 billion development assistance package for the next 3 years 2015-2017.

Categories: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Economic & Financial Governance


27/10/2014 - Leaders of global and regional institutions today begin an historic trip to the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and major new financial assistance for countries in the region, totaling more than $8 billion over the coming years

Categories: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Health, Water Supply & Sanitation, Food Production, Youth


21/10/2014 - The critical role which knowledge and innovation should play in Africa’s development will be the focus of this year’s African Economic Conference (AEC) scheduled to take place from November 1-3 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, Structural Transformation, Youth


15/10/2014 - The 9th African Economic Conference (AEC) will take place at the UN Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from November 1st to 3, 2014 under the theme “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation”. The conference is organized each year by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Categories: Ethiopia


08/10/2014 - In a newly released report prepared in 2014 by the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center in Nairobi, Kenya, on the occasion of the Bank’s 50th anniversary, the AfDB describes how it is fulfilling its mandate in Eastern Africa as Africa’s own development bank. The report takes stock of the socio-economic situation today; highlights the Bank’s successes; describes new strategies and instruments; and identifies key challenges the region is likely to face in the next decades.

Categories: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Private Sector, Gender, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Structural Transformation


01/10/2014 - The 9th African Economic Conference will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 1-3, 2014 on the theme “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation”.

Categories: Ethiopia, Information & Communication Technology, Human Capital Development, Youth, Structural Transformation


05/06/2014 - The 12th Session of the Co-ordination Committee comprising representatives from the African Union Commission (AUC), Regional Economic Communities, (RECs), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) opened on Wednesday, June 4 in Addis Ababa ahead of the upcoming African Union Summit to be held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

Categories: Ethiopia, Structural Transformation, Infrastructure, Partnerships


04/06/2014 - The SE4ALL Africa Hub convened representatives of the Eastern, Central and Southern African Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) focus countries for a workshop on the development of SE4ALL Action Agendas and Investment Prospectuses in Addis Ababa from May 29-30. The meeting took place following a successful launch of the Action Agenda process for the ECOWAS region in March and the Africa Launch of the SE4ALL Decade during the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in Kigali.

Categories: Ethiopia, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Energy & Power, Climate Change


04/06/2014 - Ethiopia’s economy enjoyed robust growth from 2004 to 2011, averaging 11.3% GDP growth per year. Initially led by agriculture, growth subsequently became more broad-based, with a rising contribution from the mining, services and manufacturing sectors.

Categories: Ethiopia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Education, Human Capital Development, Health, Water Supply & Sanitation


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