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27/08/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will host a group of opinion leaders, global thinkers, and innovators, among others, at its headquarters in Abidjan on August 31, 2015 for the premiere edition of its new speaker series called The Baobab Forum.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Independent Development Evaluation


27/08/2015 - The office of the Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG) and the Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry (OSAN) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a new report, “Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains” on Thursday, August 27 at its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The event gathered high-level participants, including stakeholders from both the private and public sectors from the countries and sectors examined by the report – cocoa, coffee, cotton and cassava sectors in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, respectively.

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


27/08/2015 - The newly established Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) has approved its first two projects in the past month. One will support Mali with preparatory funding to advance its low-carbon, climate resilient development agenda, and the second will strengthen data and information on climate change vulnerabilities and opportunities for 54 African countries.

Categories: Mali, Africa Climate Change Fund, Climate Change, Environment, Partnerships, COP21


26/08/2015 - The ClimDev Africa Special Fund (CDSF) launched its first project in Ethiopia on August 3 to help the country cope with, and build resilience to, climate change by enhancing capacity in climate monitoring, data analysis, interpretation, forecasting and dissemination for use in national decision-making.

Categories: Ethiopia, Environment, Climate Change, Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Initiative


20/08/2015 - The Meles Zenawi Foundation in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Rwanda is holding its inaugural symposium on August 21, in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme “The African Democratic Developmental State.”

Categories: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, President's Corner, Chief Economist's Office


12/08/2015 - Fitch Ratings has affirmed the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR)'s at ‘AAA’ with a Stable Outlook. The Short-term IDR has been affirmed at 'F1+'.

Categories: Finance


05/08/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and AccessBank Liberia Ltd (ABL) have signed a technical assistance partnership agreement. The partnership, which is expected to enhance ABL’s reach to Liberian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), is supported by a grant from the Fund for Africa Private Sector Assistance (FAPA).

Categories: Liberia, Private Sector


05/08/2015 - La Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE) a annoncé récemment, avoir approuvé un don de 1,9 million d’euros à la Communauté économique des pays des grands lacs (CEPGL), laquelle réunit le Burundi, la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et le Rwanda. Ce afin de soutenir son programme de développement de la plaine de Ruzizi. Ce projet vise à stimuler l’agriculture dans la région, afin d’en faire une activité économique viable et générant des profits, qui pourra bénéficier à près d’un million d’habitants.

Categories: Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, African Water Facility


04/08/2015 - The linkages between digital financial services (DFS) and the development agenda in Africa were discussed extensively during a panel discussion organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat, on the margins of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) in Addis Ababa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Economic & Financial Governance, Information & Communication Technology


04/08/2015 - Fifty parliamentarians from 14 African countries met July 23 and 24, 2015 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, for the inaugural Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE), established in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in March 2014.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Independent Development Evaluation


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