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08/04/2016 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a signé, ce 8 avril 2016, un accord de prêt d’un montant de 112,3 millions de dollars EU, en faveur de l’Office national des chemins de fer (ONCF) marocain. Ce prêt permettra de financer le doublement complet de la voie entre Settat et Marrakech, sur 141 km, et les travaux de renforcement des infrastructures ferroviaires sur le même axe.

Categories: Morocco, Transport


06/04/2016 - The Board of Directors of Africa50 is pleased to announce the appointment of Alain Ebobissé as Chief Executive Officer of Africa50, the Pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank and, so far, by 22 African countries with an initial capitalization of USD 830 million.

Categories: Morocco, Africa50, Partnerships, Infrastructure, President's Corner


16/03/2016 - Une nouvelle publication de la Banque africaine de développement, intitulée De la malédiction des ressources à la malédiction de la rente dans la région MENA, souligne la nécessité d’explorer en détails l’expérience rentière des pays d’Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient, une région particulièrement riche en ressources et pourtant relativement absente de la littérature en ce domaine. Car ces économies rentières ne se réduisent pas à la seule rente pétrolière ou gazière.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Economic & Financial Governance


10/03/2016 - Accroitre la compétitivité des pays de l’Afrique du Nord en s’appuyant sur les recommandations du dernier Rapport sur la compétitivité en Afrique, tel était l’objet d’une journée de réflexion organisée par la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), mercredi 9 mars 2016, à Tunis.

Categories: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, Private Sector


04/02/2016 - On Thursday, February 4, 2016, King Mohammed VI of Morocco inaugurated the first phase of the country’s Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, ushering in a new era for Africa’s sustainable energy future.

Categories: Morocco, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change, Partnerships, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)


04/02/2016 - Morocco has launched the first phase of the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the world. When fully operational, the plant will produce enough energy for more than one million Moroccan households.

Categories: Morocco, Environment, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Partnerships, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)


27/01/2016 - On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, in Abidjan, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a loan of US $112.3 million to Morocco for the improvement of infrastructure on the Tangier-Casablanca-Marrakech railway route.

Categories: Morocco, Transport, Regional Integration


26/11/2015 - In its latest analysis on North Africa, “Promoting North African Women’s Employment through SMEs”, the African Development Bank points to a host of significant challenges facing women who strive to set up and own SMEs in the region. These include women’s multiple burdens, legal and cultural barriers, lack of access to training and business related support, limited access to property and credit, absence of effective social networks, and problems associated with economic infrastructure.

Categories: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Gender, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance, Employment


14/10/2015 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) vient d’allouer un financement de 132 millions de dollars au Maroc. Cette approbation de son Conseil d’administration intervenue, le 14 octobre 2015, à Abidjan, vise à appuyer la 2è phase du Programme d’appui au Plan Maroc vert (PAPMV-2) afin de renforcer la compétitivité du secteur agricole et promouvoir une croissance économique inclusive, sensible au genre et verte.

Categories: Morocco, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Gender, Youth, Employment


08/10/2015 - The Boards of Directors of Africa50 Project Development and Project Finance met on October 6, 2015 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The Boards approved the appointment of Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, as the new Chairperson of both Boards. Members expressed great satisfaction about the enthusiastic acceptance by Adesina of this important role and the continued strong support of the African Development Bank.

Categories: Morocco, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships, Africa50, President's Corner


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