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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


19/03/2013 - Africa’s economic growth has accelerated in recent years, yet the quality and inclusiveness of this growth remain a major concern to policymakers, researchers, development partners and, most importantly, the ordinary people it is expected to benefit.

Categories: Ethiopia, Infrastructure, Economic & Financial Governance


13/03/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms for the following 20 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Categories: Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, Namibia, Ghana, South Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Economic & Financial Governance


11/03/2013 - A team from the African Development Bank Group, led by Abdoulaye Dagamaissa, Manager, Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (OSAN), and comprising Harouna Dosso, Senior Agronomist, OSAN/Ethiopia Field Office (ETFO); Hailemariam Hailemeskel, Agricultural Economist, OSAN/ETFO; and Paxina Chileshe-Toe, Natural Resources Management Specialist, OSAN, undertook a site visit from February 25-27 to Adaar, one of the six beneficiary woredas (administrative units) in the Afar region of Ethiopia, where the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program (DRSLP) will be implemented. The team was assisted by a locally recruited cameraman and photographer.

Categories: Ethiopia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development


25/02/2013 - To address the recurrent droughts and related human, production and environmental concerns in a sustainable manner, the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of countries in the Intergovernmental Authority On Development (IGAD) region, held in September 2011, called for the urgent implementation of policies, strategies and programs aimed at building resilience to future climatic and economic shocks.

Categories: Somalia, Ethiopia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production


25/02/2013 - The workshop on the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa (HoA) commenced on Friday, February 22 at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Somalia, Ethiopia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production


06/02/2013 - Building on its Kenyan experience in the East African Rift Valley with the Menengai geothermal project, the African Development Bank is working on an ambitious geothermal development program for Africa.

Categories: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Energy & Power



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