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15/12/2014 - The African Water Facility announced on December 15 that is has offered a €3.4 million grant to the Government of Mozambique to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a climate adaptation project in the lower Limpopo region.

Categories: Mozambique, African Water Facility, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change


11/12/2014 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et le gouvernement mauritanien ont signé, ce 11 décembre 2014 à Abidjan, trois accords de don totalisant plus de 24 millions de dollars EU.

Ces dons, destinés à favoriser une croissance inclusive dans le pays, financeront la composante mauritanienne du Programme de renforcement de la résilience à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel, ainsi que le Projet d’appui à la gouvernance pour la promotion d’une croissance inclusive et le Projet d’appui à la formation et l’emploi des jeunes dans le pays.

Categories: Mauritania, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development


10/12/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group, during its ordinary sitting on Tuesday December 10, 2014 in Abidjan, approved the second phase of Uganda’s Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Program (MATIP 2), aimed to reconstruct an additional 11 of the remaining 14 markets in four regions in the country.

Categories: Uganda, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries


28/11/2014 - The African Development Bank has released the latest edition of The West Africa Monitor Quarterly.

“West Africa’s growth remains strong, but it is likely to slow down, mostly due to the drop in oil and mineral prices”, says Emanuele Santi, AfDB regional economist for West Africa.

Categories: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Gambia, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Ebola, Economic & Financial Governance, Information & Communication Technology


27/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank have completed a seminar on improving the hydrological and meteorological systems in Africa. These are systems for capturing weather and climate data and disseminating information to users for decision support development planning. Coming under the auspices of the recently launched ClimDev-Special Fund (CDSF), the AfDB hosted the World Bank team consisting of Vladimir Tsirkunov and Makoto Suwa from the Hydromet Program at the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).

Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Energy & Power, Health, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure


20/11/2014 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) held high-level discussions in Abidjan on Thursday, November 20 with a view to addressing challenges faced by Africa’s smallholder farmers.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Environment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector


14/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Kenya have signed on November 14, 2014, in Nairobi, a grant agreement to support the growth and formalization of 54 African seed companies in eleven countries.

Categories: Kenya, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Green Growth Initiative, Food Production, Agriculture & Agro-industries


06/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on November 5, 2014 in Abidjan a US $148 million multi-sector senior Line of Credit (LoC) to Equity Bank Limited of Kenya (Equity Bank) for on-lending to key economic sectors in the country.

Categories: Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Information & Communication Technology, Private Sector


01/11/2014 - Decision-makers and business leaders, economists and academics from across the globe meet here today for the annual African Economic Conference (AEC). The meeting will last until 3 November and allow them to discuss how to harness knowledge and innovation for the continent’s economic transformation.

Categories: Ethiopia, Information & Communication Technology, Education, Structural Transformation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Gender


17/10/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Wednesday, October 15 in Abidjan approved a US $40-million 10-year Line of Credit (LoC) for a pipeline of projects covering various economic sectors (agro/food, infrastructure, manufacturing, education sectors) in the East African Community (EAC) countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The projects aim to promote economic growth.

Categories: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Education, Food Production


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