News & Events
20/12/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board of Directors on 17 December 2013 in Tunis approved supplementary African Development Fund (ADF) loan and grant financing totaling US$ 58.2 million for The Governance and Economic Competitiveness Support Programme (GECSP) in Tanzania.
27/11/2013 - The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) efforts to improve sustainable energy supply and access in Africa took a leap forward with the Board of Directors’ approval of the Regional Rusumo Falls Hydropower Project.
06/11/2013 - On average 40-60% of public expenditure goes to education, health and other types of social spending in Africa, which calls for improved governance, voice and accountability in social service delivery. Large inefficiencies in the use of resources in education and health have a negative impact on human capital, with drastic consequences for inclusive economic growth. In an environment of declining aid, achieving greater value for each dollar invested is critical.
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28/10/2013 - Regional integration is still the driver of inclusive growth in Africa. This was the opinion of the panellists during the session on “Leveraging regional integration for inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa”. It was organized on Monday, October 28 in Johannesburg as part of the eighth African Economic Conference (AEC).
25/10/2013 - “Advancing African Climate Science Research and Knowledge to Inform Adaptation Decision-Making in Africa”, was the theme of the Africa Climate Conference (ACC 2013) held in Arusha, Tanzania from 15-18 October. The event that was co-sponsored by the African Development Bank (AfDB) sought to strengthen the link between the generation of climate knowledge and the needs of climate information users for timely, reliable and predictable information.
22/10/2013 - “Two new applicants have been awarded grants under the Agriculture Fast Track Fund,” the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced on 18 October 2013. This coincides with the celebration of the 2013 World Food Day.
- From: 04/11/2013
- To: 07/11/2013
- Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is organizing a training session on Value for Money (VfM) with senior government officials and civil society organisations from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Zambia on November 4-7 2013 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
18/10/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Friday, October 18 a US $12.5-million equity investment in the Kibo Fund II. This contribution will allow the Fund to provide access to finance and capacity building to an underserved market of outward-looking small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and mid-market African firms, particularly in low-income and fragile states within various sectors in Africa, thereby boosting income generation and job creation.
12/09/2013 - On September 12, the Republic of Tanzania received endorsement from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) of an investment plan which will help the country to scale-up the development of its abundant renewable energy resources. The plan is designed to transform the country’s energy sector, shifting from its increasing dependence on fossil fuels and climate-sensitive hydro resources to a more diversified energy mix making use of the country’s abundant, reliable and cost efficient geothermal and solar resources.
27/08/2013 - The Private Sector Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB) is launching a three-month pilot business development initiative in the industries and services sectors in Zambia and Tanzania. As the premier Development Finance Institution in Africa, the African Development Bank Group (the Bank) is engaged in mobilizing resources for sustainable and inclusive growth across the continent.