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17/04/2015 - The Forest Investment Program (FIP) approved on Thursday, April 16 in Washington, DC $101,000 for Burkina Faso to ramp up its monitoring and reporting on its Gazetted Forests Participatory Management Project for REDD+ , and Decentralized Forest and Woodland Management Project. As the leading implementation support to the country for its FIP program, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is working with the country to ensure that an effective and adequately funded plan is in place for monitoring the projects’ outcomes.

Categories: United States of America, Climate Change, Partnerships, Environment


17/04/2015 - African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka announced $300 million to support the national Post-Ebola Recovery program of Ebola-affected countries during the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington.

Categories: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, United States of America, Ebola, Health, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure


17/04/2015 - High honours were given to African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka on Thursday, April 16 in Washington for his work to end extreme poverty on the continent during his 10-year career as head of the Bank.

Categories: United States of America, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Health, Ebola


16/04/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) participated at the Validation Meeting for the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Acceleration Strategy Action Plan (PAS) and the preparatory meeting for the launching of the Continental Business Network (CBN) held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from April 9 to 10, 2015. The Bank’s delegation was led by Mohammed Hassan, Coordinator for the ICA for Africa, and comprised Shem Simuyemba, Chief Infrastructure Economist, and Mtchera Chirwa, Chief Infrastructure & PPP Specialist, from the NEPAD, Regional Integration and Trade Department.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Regional Integration, Partnerships, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


16/04/2015 - While the International Monetary Fund and World Bank announced this week that economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remains strong, the agencies predicted a second successive year of slowed growth for 2015. But that news does not change African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka’s bullish view of the continent. If fact, he maintains Africa is still rising.

Categories: United States of America, Health, Partnerships, Regional Integration, Ebola, Infrastructure


15/04/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved a US $140-million loan to Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh Development Project on April 15, 2015 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Egypt, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration


14/04/2015 - African Bank Group (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka arrived in Washington, DC amid much fanfare ahead of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Annual Spring Meetings.

Categories: United States of America, Partnerships


10/04/2015 - The Africa Trade Fund (AfTra) will support the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI), in providing and disseminating critical European market information to African exporters. The market information, which is produced and periodically updated by CBI makes it easier for African exporters and Business Support Organizations to identify business opportunities in more than 25 European market sectors.

Categories: Africa Trade Fund


09/04/2015 - The African Development Bank’s Transition Support Department (ORTS) hosted jointly with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) the launching of the 2015 edition of the OECD report States of Fragility 2015: Meeting Post-2015 Ambitions on Wednesday, April 8 in the Bank’s Abidjan headquarters.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Poverty Reduction, Fragile States Facility, Private Sector


03/04/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has allocated a loan and a grant amounting to US$ 25.995 million dollars to finance a water project in Mahe in the Seychelles.

Categories: Seychelles, Water Supply & Sanitation


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