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27/03/2015 - Unemployment was one of the main sources of popular discontent that led to the revolutions of 2010-2011 in Tunisia and Egypt. It played a role in the changes or rather, major upheavals, that subsequently took place in Jordan, Morocco, Libya and the Yemen as well.

Categories: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Employment, Youth, Partnerships


23/03/2015 - Working in close collaboration, the Kingdom of Morocco, African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), have conducted an exhaustive study on constraints and strengths impeding the country’s determination to promote a strong, sustained and shared growth. The study, entitled Morocco’s Economic Growth Analysis: Identifying Constraints to Broad-Based Growth* is derived from in-depth data-driven analysis supported by consultations with all government ministries, private sector, academia and civil society in Morocco.

Categories: Morocco, Human Capital Development, Private Sector


16/03/2015 - As part of the African Development Bank’s efforts to increase the transfer of technologies and skills to the African continent, Malinne Blomberg, Chief Financial Analyst in AfDB’s Water and Sanitation Department, joined the wide range of stakeholders including technology providers, venture capitalists, private equity firms, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors at the World Water Tech Investment Summit in London from March 9-11, 2015.

Categories: Morocco, Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire, Infrastructure, Water Supply & Sanitation, Energy & Power


05/03/2015 - On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we share the stories of 25 women from across the African continent whose lives have dramatically improved, thanks to interventions financed by the African Development Bank.

Categories: Rwanda, Ghana, Gambia, Cape Verde, Senegal, Zambia, Morocco, Gender, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Poverty Reduction


19/02/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has published a new economic paper on the Middle East and North Africa, entitled "Trade Volume and Economic Growth in the MENA Region: Goods or Services?"

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Information & Communication Technology, Energy & Power, Economic & Financial Governance, Transport


16/12/2014 - Attijariwafa Bank (AWB), le plus important groupe bancaire du Maroc, bénéficiera d’un prêt de 73 millions d’euros, pour un projet destiné à étendre ses activités, tant au Maroc qu’en Afrique subsaharienne, après que les administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), en ont approuvé l’octroi, lundi 15 Décembre 2014, à Abidjan. Ce prêt sera octroyé via le Fonds africain de développement (FAD).

Categories: Morocco, Regional Integration, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance


03/12/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved one loan of €100 million and another of US $119 million for phase II of the Ouarzazate solar complex project (the NOORo II and NOORo III power stations), the former from the Bank’s own resources and the latter from the Clean Technology Fund (part of the Climate Investment Funds) in its capacity as executing agency. This second phase of the project aims to develop two new power stations with a total capacity of around 350 MW and average estimated cumulative production of over 1,100 GWh per year.

Categories: Morocco, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)


01/12/2014 - In its latest economic publication AfDB underlines once again the paradox that, despite its long history, and its geographical, cultural, religious and linguistic ties, North Africa suffers from a lack of integration. This situation is often explained by the similarity of economic structures and the dissimilarity of the production systems of the countries in the region.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Regional Integration


14/11/2014 - A recent Economic Brief produced by African Development Bank, “Promoting crisis-resilient growth in North Africa”, analyses the root cause behind the Arab Spring and concludes that the uprising was an internally generated crisis, the result of two interwoven processes relating to the patterns of growth and crisis resilience in the region.

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


13/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released the mid-term review of its operations in Morocco for the years 2012 to 2016, which defines the nature and focus of its actions for the next three years. This publication also provides an update on the performance and results of current AfDB operations in the country.

Categories: Morocco, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Economic & Financial Governance


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