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26/02/2015 - On Thursday, February 19, 2015 in London, EMEA Finance magazine announced the winners of the 2014 Achievement Awards, with the African Development Bank (AfDB) taking the awards for Best Supranational Borrower and Best Sterling Bond.

Categories: Tunisia, Economic & Financial Governance


25/02/2015 - The development of a policy that will help address barriers hindering participation of women in energy access in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region is underway. The policy is being developed together with a strategy that will guide its implementation across the countries.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, United States of America, Energy & Power, Gender, Partnerships


  • From: 16/03/2015
  • To: 17/03/2015
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland

“Africa's new economic environment” is the theme of the 2015 Africa CEO Forum that will take place on March 16-17, 2015 in Geneva. The meeting, which is co-organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Paris-based magazine group, Jeune Afrique, will focus primarily on development priorities of African businesses.

Categories: Switzerland, Private Sector, Partnerships


13/02/2015 - There is a huge need to study innovation in various African contexts in order to maximally foster the continent’s much-desired economic transformation.

This idea was fronted by university researcher, Rajlakshmi Dé, on Day 2 of the 9th edition of the African Economic Conference hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia


13/02/2015 - Civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) are quite literally matters of life and death. In the realm of development, there can be little measurable progress made in countries that do not keep track in the form of reliable legal records of their populations. After all, without a birth certificate or an identification document, an individual cannot easily vote, own property or exercise other essential human rights.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Economic & Financial Governance, Gender


12/02/2015 - Le nouveau numéro de L’Observatoire de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, une publication de La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) vient de paraître.

Le rapport présente les dernières évolutions politiques, économiques et sociales en Afrique de l’Ouest. La section « profils pays » offre un focus sur le Bénin, le Burkina Faso, le Cabo Verde, la Gambie, le Ghana, la Guinée-Bissau, le Libéria, le Mali, le Niger, le Nigeria, la Sierra Leone et le Togo.

Categories: Health, Economic & Financial Governance


10/02/2015 - The African Development Bank has a busy schedule ahead as mining companies, investors, ministers, regulators policy-makers, civil society and the world's media gather at the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba Conference in Cape Town.

Categories: South Africa, African Legal Support Facility, African Natural Resources Center (ANRC)


03/02/2015 - The Union of the Comoros paid tribute to the long-lasting support provided by the African Development Bank (AfDB) during a ceremony held in the capital of Moroni on February 2. Donald Kaberuka, President of the AfDB, was awarded the country's highest distinction, the medal of "Commander of the Order of the Green Crescent of the Comoros", in recognition of this support.

Categories: Comoros, Economic & Financial Governance, Energy & Power


03/02/2015 - AfDB has just published a new study, co-financed by Canada, entitled Regional integration in West Africa; Challenges and opportunities for Senegal.

Categories: Senegal, Regional Integration


02/02/2015 - In order to achieve Africa’s socioeconomic transformation, the continent’s leaders have to embrace new thinking, and break with the past, according to Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank.

Categories: Ethiopia, Energy & Power, Food Production


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