28/02/2014 - Africa’s private sector has struggled to access financing its needs for sustained growth. In part, the combination of risk management and long term savings, as well as capital flights, contributes to the obstacle. TunisInvest CEO, Zied Oueslati conferred with us on this critical issue, at the sidelines of the AfDB’s board retreat on February 21 in Tunis. Excerpts.
24/02/2014 - In this interview, African Development Bank (AfDB)Executive Director Shehu Yahaya used the opportunity of the Board of Directors retreat in Tunis (20-21 february 2014), to dwell on the private sector as a strategic tool for Africa’s development.
21/02/2014 - Aliko Dangote, President and CEO of the Nigerian Dangote Group, says investments in infrastructure, education, health and agriculture are critical to solving Africa’s development challenges. He also emphasized that African governments need to set the right policies.
24/01/2014 - African Development Bank’s Special Envoy on Gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, shares perspectives on the institution's Gender Strategy 2014-2018 approved by the Board of Directors in Tunis, Tunisia on 22 January, 2014.
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."
31/10/2013 - The African integration agenda addresses three main areas, namely political integration, economic integration, as well as social and cultural integration. For it to fully succeed, it requires not only quality statistical information, but also harmonized and comparable data across time and space.
30/10/2013 - There is a lot to tell about the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) role in Africa’s regional integration. Moono Mupotola, who, for the past four years, has pulled out all stops to deliver on the Bank’s vision in this area, says: “There is a wealth of ideas on how to integrate and boost intra-African trade and there is no need to re-invent the wheel.”
29/10/2013 - Stephen Karangizi’s passion and commitment in ensuring continental integration is unquestionable, having contributed to this cause as a lawyer within COMESA’s activities for 15 years prior to joining the AfDB-backed African Legal Support Facility. Interestingly, he has shared perspectives on how African countries should work differently to meet the Bank’s new Regional Integration Strategy. He says a regulatory environment is an important aspect for business environment. What is also needed for our continent’s regional integration is for African countries to use the ALSF to strengthen lawyers’ capacities in complex contracts negotiations.
29/10/2013 - Janvier Litse is a veteran of the African Development Bank, having climbed through the ranks and having served in various senior management operational positions, including Acting Vice-President. As the new Director of NEPAD Regional Integration and Trade, he kindly accepted to share perspectives on how best our institution, in synergy with stakeholders – policymakers, researchers, think tanks as well as civil society organizations – would contribute to meeting Africa’s regional integration goals. Read his interview.
29/10/2013 - Reda El Merini participated in a think-tank networking session at the African Economic Conference in Johannesburg on Sunday, October 27 and shared his perspectives on what he believes Africa’s regional integration should entail. His thoughts are worth discussing.