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31/08/2015 - Building strong institutions is key to achieving Africa’s development. This was underscored by opinion leaders attending African Development Bank’s first Baobab Forum at its headquarters in Abidjan.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Human Capital Development, Independent Development Evaluation


31/08/2015 - The African Development Bank has launched a report that seeks to empower women to take the lead in agribusiness and agriculture value chains thus participating in Africa’s economic growth process.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Gender, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships


29/08/2015 - Monday 31 August is the last full day in office for Donald Kaberuka, who steps down after 10 years as President of the African Development Bank.

Categories: President's Corner


28/08/2015 - Wednesday, November 12, 2008 was a defining moment for the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and its 7th elected President, Donald Kaberuka. It was the day the Bank successfully tested its convening power when it set out to engineer consensus on how to respond to the impact of the global financial crisis on the economies of Africa.

Categories: President's Corner


27/08/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a training of trainers workshop on the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) under the theme “Create a cadre of African experts in NSDS processes that will assist African countries to design, implement and evaluate NSDS in Africa”.

Categories: Ghana, Partnerships


24/08/2015 - Trade, regional integration and governance were some of the key subjects that took centre stage at the Meles Zenawi Foundation’s inaugural symposium on Friday, August 21 in Kigali, Rwanda.

During a panel on “The Developmental State in a Globalised World”, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), said trade barriers between nations were inhibiting growth and development on the continent. “Tariffs are an issue; free movement of people and goods is an issue, yet these are the low-hanging fruits,” he said.

Categories: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships


19/08/2015 - African Development Bank Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa was guest speaker at the annual lecture of the Nigerian Economic Society on Thursday, August 13.

Categories: Nigeria, Human Capital Development, Chief Economist's Office


18/08/2015 - The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has selected the African Development Bank’s Africa Information Highway as one of the most innovative initiatives around the world to enable and inform the data revolution and post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal agenda.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)


17/08/2015 - African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka was awarded on Monday, August 10 in Cotonou, Benin, the country’s highest honours, the title of Grand Officer in the National Order of Benin.

Kaberuka received the honours on the occasion of his last official visit to Benin as AfDB President. The award was in recognition of the important role played by Kaberuka at the head of the African Development Bank, in improving the lives of all Africans and the people of Benin in particular.

Categories: Benin, President's Corner


13/08/2015 - On International Youth Day, August 12, the AfDB celebrates and recognizes the importance of African youth, the future of our continent

With almost 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24, the African continent boasts the youngest population in the world. By 2045, that figure is expected to double.

Categories: Youth, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Health, Partnerships, Private Sector


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