20/11/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved US $68 million in financing for the multinational Inga Site Development and Electricity Access Support Project (PASEL). The project will further the development of the Inga hydropower plant located on the banks of the Congo River with a vast hydro-electric potential estimated at 44,000 MW – half of the continent’s installed electricity capacity.
08/11/2013 - African Development Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka has been named 2013 African of the Year in recognition of his role in spearheading the Africa50 Fund to mobilize the financing of infrastructure projects on the continent.
30/10/2013 - There is a lot to tell about the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) role in Africa’s regional integration. Moono Mupotola, who, for the past four years, has pulled out all stops to deliver on the Bank’s vision in this area, says: “There is a wealth of ideas on how to integrate and boost intra-African trade and there is no need to re-invent the wheel.”
11/10/2013 - “Regional Integration in Africa”, is the theme of the African Economic Conference (AEC) 2013 which will be jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Program in Johannesburg, South Africa, from October 28 to 30, 2013.
08/10/2013 - African policy-makers, government officials and development experts recognize the crucial role of regional integration in the development of African economies. They add that this interaction can be accelerated or reinforced through the creation of a common market for goods and services.
20/05/2013 - Across Africa, investments in physical and social infrastructure have failed to keep pace with growth and demand, creating a serious infrastructure deficit that slows investment, the achievement of broad-based and inclusive growth, and poverty reduction.
Categories: Infrastructure, Structural Transformation, African Water Facility, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Fragile States Facility, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, Green Bond Program
13/05/2013 - African countries need to improve their regulatory frameworks in order to ensure the successful launch of African infrastructure project bonds, says a new report launched by the African Development Bank.
13/05/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) on May 10, 2013 concluded a one-week, pan-African training workshop for African regulators of derivatives and commodities exchanges. The training workshop was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
19/04/2013 - A new book launched by the African Development Bank on April 19 explores how structured finance techniques can mobilize African domestic capital to support economic infrastructure projects and economic growth.
28/01/2013 - « Je mets en garde les donateurs contre toute réduction de l’aide au développement, car l’aide est une exigence morale et humaine », a déclaré Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire général des Nations-Unies à la cérémonie d’ouverture du 20e sommet de l’Union Africaine (UA). « La contribution de l’Afrique à la croissance économique mondiale est appréciable. Cependant, la situation reste préoccupante, en dépit de l’énorme potentiel du continent en ressources naturelles et humaines », a-t-il ajouté.