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28/04/2016 - 54 works created by 54 world-renowned contemporary African artists, one for each of the 54 countries that make up the continent, united around the same source of inspiration: The illuminated Africa.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Energy & Power


28/04/2016 - An African Development Bank-supported training for the Kenya Police and Judiciary in handling gender-based cyber violence kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 25, 2016.

Categories: Kenya, Education, Partnerships, Gender, Information & Communication Technology


26/04/2016 - The African Development Bank may be smaller by numbers than other multilateral development banks (MDBs), not least the World Bank, but its voice is loud, its expertise is ground-breaking, and its local character is defining. One of the constant threads of the 2016 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings was the acknowledgement that other MDBs can learn from the AfDB, and not just in Africa. It leads the field in three particular areas: MDB exposure exchange; support for fragile states; and using funds designated for private-sector lending, in poorer countries.

Categories: United States of America, Infrastructure, ADF, Partnerships, Fragile States Facility


19/04/2016 - Discussing donor concerns, aligning with other multilateral development banks and international organisations, building support for the AfDB’s ‘High 5’ priorities and the current Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF): Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, continued to work in the margins of the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, from Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18.

Categories: United States of America, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships, Youth, Education, ADF, President's Corner


18/04/2016 - Publish What You Fund, a British-based think tank, has ranked the African Development Bank in its highest category on transparency. For the third consecutive year, AfDB is listed among the top 10 organisations that are the most open and transparent. The think tank’s league table assesses the transparency of 46 top-ten development organisations including the World Bank, UNDP, IADB and AsDB.


16/04/2016 - "If we don't fix Africa's infrastructure financing gap - which we put at some US $60-70 billion a year - we will continue to take two percentage points off Africa's annual growth rates. And we cannot allow that to happen," said African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina at the first ever Global Infrastructure Forum in Washington on Saturday.

Categories: United States of America, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, COP21, President's Corner


16/04/2016 - The 'High 5s' - the African Development Bank's top five priorities for Africa - came through loud and clear when two of the Bank's Governors discussed the economic state of the continent at the World Bank-IMF Meetings in Washington, DC on Friday. Lighting and powering Africa, feeding Africa, industrializing Africa, integrating Africa and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa were all cited by Claver Gatete, Finance Minister for Rwanda, and Kemi Adeosun, Finance Minister for Nigeria, either as current or future priorities for their countries.

Categories: Rwanda, Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Energy & Power, Regional Integration, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Partnerships


15/04/2016 - “People who enjoy meetings shouldn’t be in charge of anything”, said US economist Thomas Sowell, but he may not have had the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in mind. Leaders manage to enjoy their meetings, as part and parcel of the role of leading major international organisations, like the African Development Bank, with its US $8 billion a year turnover.

Categories: Spain, United States of America, Education, Energy & Power, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, African Water Facility, President's Corner


15/04/2016 - L’envoyée spéciale pour le Genre de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, se rendra à Bissau, du 21 au 24 avril 2016, pour une visite de terrain. Ayant rejoint la BAD en 2013, Fraser-Moleketi a été auparavant directrice du programme de gouvernance démocratique du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) et membre du conseil d’administration de l'Institut des Nations Unies pour la formation et la recherche, sur nomination du Secrétaire général de l'ONU. Militante historique de l’ANC, elle a occupé plusieurs postes ministériels à la suite des premières élections démocratiques en Afrique du Sud.

Categories: Guinea-Bissau, Gender, Human Capital Development, Partnerships


14/04/2016 - « Les relations qu’entretiennent le Groupe de la Banque (BAD) et le Burkina Faso sont de bonne qualité.» C’est ce qui ressort des discussions, le 13 avril 2016 à Ouagadougou, entre le Président de l’Assemblée nationale Burkinabè, Salif Diallo et la Représentante résidente (ResRep) de la BAD, Antoinette Batumubwira. C’était lors d’une visite de courtoisie de la ResRep au Président du parlement.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Partnerships, Human Capital Development


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