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02/08/2016 - The livelihoods of some 230,000 people in Juba, South Sudan, will be improved thanks to a key water project approved on July 14, 2016 by the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) in the form of a grant of €6.3 million. The project will also strengthen efficient utility operations, private sector participation and women’s empowerment.

Categories: South Sudan, Water Supply & Sanitation, Fragile States Facility, Human Capital Development, Gender, Youth, Infrastructure


01/04/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Akinwumi Adesina, announced Friday a relief package of US $549 million in support of 14 countries most affected by the ongoing drought in Eastern and Southern Africa. The AfDB acknowledged the severe impact of the El Niño weather pattern that is associated with abnormally high temperatures and the worst drought the region has seen in decades, leaving almost 36 million people in need of food assistance.

Categories: Mozambique, Malawi, Climate Change, Environment, Human Capital Development, Food Production, Poverty Reduction, Fragile States Facility, President's Corner


04/03/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank jointly hosted a High-Level Panel session on March 3, 2016. The session was part of the World Bank’s Fragility, Conflict and Violence Forum, which took place from March 1-3, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Categories: United States of America, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Partnerships, African Legal Support Facility, African Natural Resources Center (ANRC), Fragile States Facility


01/03/2016 - The Africa Legal Support Facility (ALSF) welcomed the announcement from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Board of the release of US $22 million to support legal advisory and capacity building initiatives in fragile states under the African Development Fund window.

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


16/02/2016 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Washington-based Environmental Law Institute (ELI) have produced a new report on natural resources management in fragile and conflict-affected countries. This flagship report examines how African countries in fragile situations can work towards addressing the causes and drivers of fragility by better managing natural resources across sectors.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, African Natural Resources Center (ANRC), Fragile States Facility


29/01/2016 - The Government of Rwanda and the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, signed a US $1-million (RWF 753-million) emergency assistance grant to Burundian refugees in Rwanda.

Categories: Burundi, Rwanda, Human Capital Development, Fragile States Facility


09/12/2015 - Zimbabwe and Chad will benefit from combined grants amounting to US $53.24 million approved by Executive Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Wednesday, December 9, for the funding of a water project and a financial reform programme, respectively.

Categories: Chad, Zimbabwe, Water Supply & Sanitation, ADF, Fragile States Facility, Economic & Financial Governance, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Finance


07/12/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched its Development Effectiveness Review 2015 on Sierra Leone on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in Freetown. The Development Effectiveness Review 2015 for Sierra Leone provides a comprehensive report on the Bank’s performance in the country and tracks how the Bank’s operations have contributed to Sierra Leone’s development results. The review also assesses how the Bank has performed as an organisation with a presence in Sierra Leone.

Categories: Sierra Leone, Quality Assurance & Results, Fragile States Facility, Ebola, Health, Education, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, ADF


02/12/2015 - On Tuesday, December 1, the Transition Support Department of the African Development Bank launched a Brainstorming Series on Fragility, Resilience and the High 5s for Africa at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The High 5s are priorities intended to accelerate the implementation of the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Fragile States Facility, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Education, Infrastructure, Information & Communication Technology


26/11/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Sudan, in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), launched, on Monday, November 22, the Sudan component of Phase II of the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihood Program for the Horn of Africa (DRSLP-II).

Categories: Sudan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation, Fragile States Facility, Education, Partnerships