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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


05/05/2014 - The African Development Bank Group on April 29, 2014 in Addis Ababa was represented in a Civil Society Open Day under the theme “Working Together for Inclusive Growth.” The Open Day aimed to facilitate exchange of information and share ideas about how the Bank can engage with CSOs to successfully implement its framework for enhanced engagement.

Categories: Ethiopia, Civil Society, Human Capital Development


08/04/2014 - Following the signing of the Capacity Building Project between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank during the meetings of the African Heads of State and Government held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January 2014, the AfDB formally launched the project in Centurion, South Africa, on April 7, 2014.

Categories: Ethiopia, South Africa, Energy & Power, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Employment, Information & Communication Technology, Infrastructure, Transport, Gender, Water Supply & Sanitation


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On March 22, World Water Day 2014, the African Development Bank celebrates the link between water and energy – the role water plays in generating electricity and the role of energy in the development of the continent.

Categories: Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Ghana, African Water Facility, Energy & Power, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration


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