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25/08/2016 - The NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility, NEPAD-IPPF, has concluded a two-day workshop that brought together over 20 staff members, representatives from the African Development Bank’s Departments of Transport, ICT, Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Resources Mobilisation and External Finance.

Categories: Infrastructure, Partnerships, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


24/08/2016 - The African Development Bank Group (comprised of the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund; AfDB/ADF) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on August 26, 2016 at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Categories: Kenya, Japan, Private Sector, Partnerships


18/08/2016 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Vincent Nmehielle as the Secretary General of the African Development Bank Group with effect from 1st September 2016. He will join the Senior Management Team of the Bank.

Categories: President's Corner


18/08/2016 - The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ismaila Dieng as Director of Communications and External Relations, effective 1st September 2016. He will join the Senior Management Team of the Bank.

Categories: President's Corner


18/08/2016 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Hélène N’Garnim-Ganga as General Counsel of the African Development Bank Group with effect from 19th September 2016. She will join the Senior Management Team of the Bank.

Categories: President's Corner


17/08/2016 - Members of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) have stressed the need for consolidation and expansion of the Network at the 2ndAnnual General Meeting (AGM) held in Harare, Zimbabwe, on August 15 and 16, 2016. Sixty-two participants from 16 countries took part in the meeting, with APNODE welcoming participants from Benin, Lesotho, Madagascar, Namibia and Sudan for the first time.

Categories: Partnerships, Independent Development Evaluation


12/08/2016 - In July 2016, Vigeo Eiris, one of the world’s leading Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) rating agencies, completed its biennial assessment of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and found the Bank’s overall CSR performance as advanced in absolute terms, a one notch upgrade from the previous rating of robust.

Categories: Environment, Civil Society, Economic & Financial Governance


09/08/2016 - Climate finance totalling US $81 billion was mobilized for projects funded by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in 2015. This included $25 billion of MDBs’ direct climate finance, combined with a further $56 billion from other investors.

Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Partnerships


04/08/2016 - The African Development Bank has approved a USD 9 million equity investment (approximately 12% of the fund’s capitalisation) in the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN) to provide expansion capital to agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Employment, Private Sector, Human Capital Development


04/08/2016 - The 2016 African Economic Outlook (AEO) was launched by the Nigeria Country Office of the African Development Bank at an outreach event held at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria. The theme of the 2016 AEO is Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation. The report looks closely at Africa’s distinctive pathways towards urbanisation, and how this is increasingly shifting economic resources to more productive activities.

Categories: Nigeria, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Partnerships, Youth