- From: 09/12/2013
- To: 09/12/2013
Corruption is a global threat. It is a serious roadblock to economic development and is viewed as sand in the wheels of prosperity. In our globalized and highly interconnected world, corruption represents one of our greatest challenges; every year $1 trillion are paid in bribes in the world while an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global GDP.
Categories: Economic & Financial Governance
- From: 04/11/2013
- To: 07/11/2013
- Location: La région du Sahel
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, will visit the Sahel region from 4th to 7th November 2013. The tour is part of a joint mission with the United Nations, the World Bank, the African Union and the European Union.
13/10/2013 - The Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia on 3-6 December 2013 offers an opportunity to conclude a WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement that will deliver tangible economic benefits for developing and least-developed countries. We urge WTO Members to seize this opportunity.
At our meetings here in Washington we had the opportunity to discuss preparations for the Bali Ministerial meeting. We are encouraged by the renewed engagement by WTO members on trade facilitation and other issues of interest to developing countries, including least-developed countries.
11/10/2013 - On Thursday, 10th October 2013, the African Development Bank (AfDB), rated Aaa/AAA/AAA, launched its inaugural Green Bond transaction.
03/10/2013 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday, October 3 in Tunis establishing a partnership of cooperation, aimed at providing assistance to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in Africa.
27/09/2013 - Participants in the African Development Fund have reaffirmed their commitment to supporting Africa’s continuing process of economic transformation, with a total replenishment amount of $7.3 billion for 2014 to 2016. Millions of Africans stand to benefit from improved energy supply, transport networks, water and sanitation, education and agricultural productivity.
Categories: France, ADF, Structural Transformation, Regional Integration, Quality Assurance & Results, Partnerships, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Food Production, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Economic & Financial Governance, Education, Energy & Power, Environment, Gender, Health, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Transport, Water Supply & Sanitation
27/09/2013 - The African Development Bank and Made in Africa Foundation officially launched the fundraising for the Africa50 infrastructure fund on Thursday, September 26 at the NASDAQ Stock Exchange in New York City.
18/09/2013 - Coïncidant avec l’ouverture de la 68ème session de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, et une semaine, jour pour jour, avant le Débat général sur le programme de développement pour l’après-2015, les échanges du 17 septembre de la 6ème édition du Forum mondial Convergences consacrée aux objectifs du Millénaire (OMD) pour le développement a donné le ton.
13/09/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed an Exchange of Letters on September 13, 2013, in Tunis. The Exchange of Letters was signed by the AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, and the AFD Director General, Anne Paugam. The AfDB Executive Director for France, Belgium and Spain, François Kruger, was in attendance.
Categories: Tunisia, France, Belgium, Spain, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, Infrastructure, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Environment, Human Capital Development, Transport
02/09/2013 - Norway is supporting the African Development Bank’s African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) with a contribution of NOK 30 million (approximately US $4.9 million), as a core contribution towards the ALSF 2013-2014 work program.