News & Events
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?"
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
11/11/2014 - "These trophies, which reflect our culture of excellence, are for those who have gone beyond the call of duty and have done excellent work in exceptional conditions", African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka said during the inaugural AfDB Presidential Awards for Excellence which took place on Tuesday, November 11 in the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. Kaberuka added that the awards are a reflection of the good work by the staff of the Bank.
11/11/2014 - The President of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, recognized three Bank-financed projects for their excellence during the inaugural Presidential Awards ceremony which took place on Tuesday, November 11 at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
17/10/2014 - With a team of African Development Bank experts, at the margin of the various Bank events in Morocco, the Vice-President in charge of Governance, Agriculture and Human Development, Aly Abou-Sabaa, on Thursday, October 16, 2014 visited a Bank cherished solar power plant project (NOORo1) in Ouarzazate, which energy specialists are calling “the world’s largest using concentrated solar power technology.”
16/10/2014 - On the occasion of the 9th African Development Forum (ADF) in Marrakech, Morocco, the African Development Bank spoke with Abdalla Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, on the way forward for development.