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02/12/2016 - Researchers, policy-makers and development partners converge in Abuja, Nigeria, for the 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) from December 5-7, 2016, to share ideas on topical African development issues including how to end hunger and ensure food security in Africa.


02/12/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Climate Investment Funds (CIF) unit released in November a new study which details regional member countries’ progress in ratifying the Paris Agreement and their efforts to transition Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The report found that in many countries, projected contributions will be conditional based upon receipt of climate finance support.

Categories: Climate Change


02/12/2016 - Financial commitments to Africa’s infrastructure development in 2015 totalled $83.4bn, a 12% increase from the previous year, a report by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa’s (ICA) revealed.

Categories: Infrastructure


02/12/2016 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et la Mauritanie ont signé, le 30 novembre 2016 à Abidjan, des accords de financement totalisant 9,2 millions de dollars américains, prêt et don cumulés. C’est une grande première, puisqu’il s’agit là du tout premier appui budgétaire de la Banque à la Mauritanie. Ce financement servira à la première phase du Programme d’appui aux réformes économiques et à la diversification de l’économie (PAREDE I) du pays.

Categories: Mauritania, Economic & Financial Governance


01/12/2016 - A four-day meeting, to address the challenges facing rural water supply and to share perspectives on best practices, started on 29 November 2016 in Abidjan, with full support from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The forum brought together more than 500 participants, comprising government officials, policy makers, scientists, researchers and private sector representatives.

Categories: Water Supply & Sanitation, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative


01/12/2016 - “Civil society organizations are essential partners for the African Development Bank (AfDB) to achieve results on the ground, and have positive impact on the lives of project beneficiaries,” said Maria Mulindi, Senior Advisor to AfDB President for Civil society and Community-Based Organizations. She was speaking at the closing ceremony of the AfDB regional consultations meeting with Southern Africa civil society organizations (CSOs) on 30 November 30 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Civil Society


30/11/2016 - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) Management Board met in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire to provide strategic guidance for the ALSF’s planned future direction and operations. The meeting was held under the leadership of the new Chairman, Seward Cooper, and focused on a number of items, namely the ALSF’s financial statements as of September 2016, the work plan and budget for 2017, the report on the review of the Medium Term Strategy (MTS) 2013–2017 as well as progress on the implementation of projects.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, African Legal Support Facility


30/11/2016 - Les représentants de l'Union Africaine (UA), de l'Agence du NEPAD et de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) ont réaffirmé leur engagement à veiller à ce que les opportunités d'emploi soient incluses dans la conception des projets d'infrastructure, en vue de créer une croissance inclusive et un développement durable en Afrique.

Categories: Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


30/11/2016 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB) of Tanzania signed a US$ 120 million loan agreement in Nairobi on November 30, 2016 to finance infrastructure and SME projects in Tanzania. The loan will support infrastructure development, particularly the power and transport sectors, which is a major constraint for Tanzania’s economic diversification and growth. The SME sector is also key to creating more jobs and this project will support a wide range of SMEs across agriculture, construction, manufacturing, education and services in order to promote inclusive growth in the country.


30/11/2016 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) on Wednesday November 30, 2016, signed a US$ 150 million loan agreement to finance infrastructure and SME projects, including women-owned enterprises in Nigeria.