News & Events
02/12/2013 - The Heads of Procurement (HoP) of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) met in Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 10-13, 2013 to deliberate on selected topics relating to procurement activities of the MDBs.
02/12/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has proved its commitment to transparency by joining the ranks of over 190 development organisations which are publishing data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative. It has been ranked No 7 out of 67 donors by a report from Publish What You Fund (PWYF) released on 24 October 2013. This ranking places the AfDB as second Multilateral Development Institution (MDB) just after the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group.
25/11/2013 - Following a series of recent high level interactions between African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Donald Kaberuka, and European Commission (EC) Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, the AfDB hosted in Tunis, Tunisia on 19-20 November 2013 a mission from the European Commission (EC) Directorate General of Europe Aid Development & Cooperation. The objective of the mission was to give impetus for a reinforced strategic cooperation framework and to collaborate further on concrete joint actions in priority areas.
14/10/2013 - As part of Souk At-tanmia Partnership, a pilot program initiated by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in support of entrepreneurship, the British Ambassador to Tunisia, Hamish Cowell, paid a visit on Friday, October 11 to one of the project beneficiaries – the Therapeutic Farm for the Disabled (FTH) in Sidi Thabet, a rural zone outside the Tunisian capital.
13/10/2013 - The Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia on 3-6 December 2013 offers an opportunity to conclude a WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement that will deliver tangible economic benefits for developing and least-developed countries. We urge WTO Members to seize this opportunity.
At our meetings here in Washington we had the opportunity to discuss preparations for the Bali Ministerial meeting. We are encouraged by the renewed engagement by WTO members on trade facilitation and other issues of interest to developing countries, including least-developed countries.
10/10/2013 - One of the success stories of Africa today is the socio-economic turnaround of a number of countries over the past decade, including Ethiopia, according to a recent African Development Bank publication entitled “AfDB and Ethiopia - Partnering for Inclusive Growth”.
04/10/2013 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), a multi-donor initiative administered by the African Development Bank (AfDB), will participate at the West Africa Clean Energy Finance Forum (WAFCEF) to recognize the finalist entrepreneurs identified throughout 2013 by a team from the various event co-sponsors: Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) and the Regional Clean Energy Investment Initiative (RCEII) of the U.S.
03/10/2013 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday, October 3 in Tunis establishing a partnership of cooperation, aimed at providing assistance to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in Africa.
30/09/2013 - The African pharmaceutical sector is expected to grow tremendously in the coming years. The opportunity is such that public-private synergies are key to the development of the industry. These were the conclusions that emerged from the first African Pharmaceutical Summit, held on September 23 and 24 in Hammamet, Tunisia.
27/09/2013 - Participants in the African Development Fund have reaffirmed their commitment to supporting Africa’s continuing process of economic transformation, with a total replenishment amount of $7.3 billion for 2014 to 2016. Millions of Africans stand to benefit from improved energy supply, transport networks, water and sanitation, education and agricultural productivity.
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