News & Events
13/12/2013 - “Working in synergy and speaking in the same voice for harmonized implementation of the strategy to mainstream gender in Bank operations,” was the centrepiece of discussions among the African Development Bank’s Gender and Social Development specialists, on December 12, 2013 in Tunis. The Fragile States Director Sibry Tapsoba facilitated the discussions.
05/12/2013 - On Wednesday, December 4, the Board of the African Development Bank Group approved US $28.92-million in budget support composed of a loan of UA 13.91 million and a grant of UA 4.93 million to the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, from the concessionary African Development Fund resources to finance the country’s Youth Employability and Insertion Support Programme (PAAEIJ).
04/12/2013 - The Board of the African Development Bank Group on Wednesday, December 4 approved the combined Country Strategy Paper (CSP) and 2013 Portfolio Review for Côte d’Ivoire. The CSP derived inputs from the portfolio review, while taking into account the central objective of the Bank’s 2013-2022 Ten Year Strategy, particularly the Fragile States component, the expected outcomes of the 2012-2015 National Development Plan (NDP), the analysis of challenges and opportunities for Côte d’Ivoire as well as the Bank’s experience in the country.
03/12/2013 - A loan agreement for the Artisanal Fisheries Support Project was signed on Monday, December 2 by Septime Martin, the African Development Bank’s Resident Representative in Angola, on behalf of the Bank and Job Graça, the Minister of Planning and Territorial Development, representing the Government of Angola.
- From: 01/12/2013
- To: 01/12/2013
Africa has made significant progress in fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In the past seven years, AIDS-related deaths declined by 32%.The number of people contracting the HIV infection declined by 25% in the past 10 years. The rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV has also declined from 35% in 2001 to 26% in 2010.
- From: 25/11/2013
- To: 25/11/2013
Violence against women is violence against us all. Violence against women is not “only” a “women’s issue”: it is a priority for all men and all women who are committed to contributing to the development of their societies.
18/11/2013 - An innovative project aimed at reducing rural poverty and household food insecurity will be launched on November 19 in Monrovia. The Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization (SAPEC) project is jointly financed by the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). SAPEC project is managed and administered by the AfDB.
07/11/2013 - According to the United Nations, the current population size of 100 million in the Sahel region is expected to increase six-fold to 600 million by 2100. The high levels of population growth will increase the pressure on already limited public resources, the environment and the fragile economies of the region. Poverty and food security is expected to worsen with increasing population size putting countries in the region at risk of social and political instability.
06/11/2013 - "Agricultural value chain entails all the activities from the field to the fork, and encompasses the steps from primary production, processing, storage, transportation, and marketing/export to consumption of commodities."
30/10/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group) on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 in Tunis, approved a loan amounting to US$ 33.5 for Senegal to help the country finance the Project to Support the Promotion of Employment for Youth and Women (PAPEJF).