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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


17/09/2015 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé le 16 septembre à Abidjan un prêt de 112,86 millions d’Euros au Royaume du Maroc pour contribuer au financement du Projet de construction du complexe portuaire Nador West Med. Ce prêt, accordé à la Société Nador West Med (SNWM), avec garantie de l’Etat, servira plus précisément à financer la construction des infrastructures portuaires de la première phase dudit complexe.

Categories: Morocco, Infrastructure


30/07/2015 - Casablanca, Morocco, 29 July 2015 - Africa50, the new and innovative infrastructure investment platform promoted by the African Develop-ment Bank (AfDB) held its Constitutive General Assembly on the 29th of July 2015 in Casablanca, Morocco. Twenty (20) African countries and the AfDB have subscribed for an initial aggregate amount of USD 830 million in share capital.

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


28/07/2015 - Casablanca, 29 July 2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco on 28 July 2015 in Casablanca signed one loan and two grant agreements amounting to $114.5 million (about 1.13 billion dirhams) to improve the country’s economic competitiveness. The signing ceremony was co-chaired by the economy and finance minister, Mohammed Boussaid and the President of the AfDB, Donald Kaberuka.

Categories: Morocco


  • Date: 29/07/2015
  • Location: Casablanca, Morocco

Africa50 - the new investment platform for financing national and regional infrastructure projects for the structural transformation of African economies - is holding its first constitutive General Assembly this Wednesday 29 July 2015 in Casablanca.

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


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