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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


04/08/2015 - A recent evaluation conducted by the Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) department of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has revealed that the Bank’s substantial investment in road infrastructure in Cameroon from 2004 to 2013 resulted in time savings and a 40-percent drop in transportation costs.

Categories: Cameroon, Transport, Infrastructure


01/08/2015 - The President of the African Development Bank, (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka whose mandate ends on 31 August 2015, paid a farewell visit to Tunisia’s President Béji Caïd Essebsi on Friday. He expressed the Bank’s gratitude to the Tunisian government and people for the hospitality the Bank received during its relocation to Tunis from 2003 to 2014.

Categories: Tunisia, President's Corner


30/07/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and Fidelis Finance signed on 30 July 2015 a loan agreement for the equivalent of EUR 2.5 million under the Africa SME Program on July 30, 2015 to support SMEs in Burkina Faso.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Employment, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


30/07/2015 - Casablanca, Morocco, 29 July 2015 - Africa50, the new and innovative infrastructure investment platform promoted by the African Develop-ment Bank (AfDB) held its Constitutive General Assembly on the 29th of July 2015 in Casablanca, Morocco. Twenty (20) African countries and the AfDB have subscribed for an initial aggregate amount of USD 830 million in share capital.

Categories: Morocco, Infrastructure, Africa50, President's Corner


29/07/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) sold $20 million in infrastructure bonds to the Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company (Fukoku Life). Fukoku Life was the sole investor in the transaction.

Categories: Japan, Infrastructure


28/07/2015 - Casablanca, 29 July 2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco on 28 July 2015 in Casablanca signed one loan and two grant agreements amounting to $114.5 million (about 1.13 billion dirhams) to improve the country’s economic competitiveness. The signing ceremony was co-chaired by the economy and finance minister, Mohammed Boussaid and the President of the AfDB, Donald Kaberuka.

Categories: Morocco


24/07/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) will host the first annual general meeting of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) on July 23-24, 2015 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Independent Development Evaluation


20/07/2015 - La Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE) a annoncé, le 13 juillet 2015, l’approbation d’un don de 1,9 million d’euros au gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), destiné à l’amélioration des services d’eau potable et d’assainissement à Kinshasa et à l’extension des services d’approvisionnent vers Kinshasa-Ouest, au profit de plus de 3,5 millions d’habitants.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, African Water Facility, Water Supply & Sanitation


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