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21/10/2013 - The outgoing United States Executive Director at the African Development Bank Group, Walter C. Jones, received glowing tributes from peers who cited his commendable service to the Bank during his last regular Board meeting on Friday, October 18 in Tunis ending his three-and-a-half-year duty tour in the Bank.
24/09/2013 - According to Chedly Ayari, Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), “Migrants are development stakeholders in their own right.” He reiterated this belief time and again at a workshop on migrant money transfers organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), and held at the Central Bank in Tunis on June 19, 2013.
31/07/2013 - On Thursday, July 25, I was in Washington for an award ceremony at the US Treasury, in which two African Development Bank projects received recognition. Straight afterwards, I appeared on the Kojo Nnamdi show on Washington public radio alongside Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of State for International Affairs at the Treasury. We were discussing Africa, and its new investment opportunities. The message from both of us was of a resurgent Africa, a place for business and for opportunity, drawing strength from internal positive dynamics and still resilient to the slowdown in the global economy. We both emphasized how the work of the African Development Bank was contributing – in funding, in sharing knowledge, and in mobilizing investment.
Categories: United States of America, Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire, Economic & Financial Governance, Regional Integration, Youth, Financial Crisis, Poverty Reduction, Energy & Power, Aid for Trade Trust Fund, Human Capital Development, Gender, ADF
26/07/2013 - On the heels of the US Treasury Development Impact Honors ceremony in Washington, DC, African Development Bank Group President, Donald Kaberuka, joined a radio debate on “The US, Africa and the Global Economy” on American University Radio (WAMU 88.5FM). He was joined by LaelBrainard, Under Secretary of the US Treasury for International Affairs. Here are some of the program’s highlights.
Categories: United States of America, Economic & Financial Governance, Human Capital Development, Youth, Financial Crisis, Regional Integration, Poverty Reduction, Energy & Power, Aid for Trade Trust Fund
15/07/2013 - Titled ‘Accelerating the AfDB’s Response to the Youth Unemployment Crisis in Africa’ this African Development Bank (AfDB) publication takes stock of the challenges and responses to youth employment in Africa. The paper proposes a framework to address the crisis as well as the structural needs of the African labor markets. It lays the ground for a joint AfDB- AU-ECA-ILO initiative to support countries to address the growing youth unemployment crisis in Africa.
- From: 19/06/2013
- To: 19/06/2013
- Location: Tunis, Tunisia
A workshop on reducing fees for migrant transfers to optimize their use in development is slated for Wednesday, June 19, at the head office of the Tunisian Central Bank in Tunis. Under the aegis of the African Development Bank, the event will examine the findings of an AfDB study published in 2012, “Financial tools and products for the Maghreb and the Franc Zone”.
22/04/2013 - Meeting in Washington DC, USA, on April 18, 2013, the Committee of Ten (C10), comprising of African Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors called for strong support for the African Development Fund (ADF) and argued for a true transformation of African economies.
19/04/2013 - The Committee of Ten African Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors (The C-10) met on 19, April 2013 in Washington, alongside the World Bank and IMF Spring meeting. The Committee strongly call for robust replenishment of the 13th African Development Fund of the AfDB Group, consistent with Africa’s needs at this time.
29/01/2013 - On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, which took place last week in Davos, Switzerland, African Development Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka emphasized that building human capital is essential for the African continent to achieve inclusive growth and economic transformation.
25/01/2013 - “Africa needs strong independent energy regulators to attract private investment in its energy sector,” said African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka on Wednesday, January 23, Day 2 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In his meeting with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalgen, and Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Kaberuka discussed how best to galvanize private sector investment to close the energy gap in Africa.