News & Events
04/02/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, February 3 in Abidjan a loan of US $16.5 million to finance the Tanzania Institutional Support Project for Good Governance (ISPGG III). The objective of this project is to support the Government of Tanzania in promoting inclusive growth and macroeconomic stability by enhancing economic and financial governance through more effective public financial management and improved business environment.
14/12/2015 - The Italian government announced on Thursday, December 10 that it will contribute €4.7 million to the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF), an initiative launched last year by the African Development Bank (AfDB) with a €4.725-million contribution from Germany to support African countries in building their resilience to the negative impacts of climate change and transitioning to sustainable low-carbon growth. This is in addition to a €7.4-million Italian contribution to the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa.
26/11/2015 - At their regular meetings on Thursday, November 26, 2015, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved two major transport support and facilitation programmes for Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali, as well as an economic governance support programme for Cape Verde to be financed with combined loans and grants totaling US $545 million.
Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Tanzania, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance, Gender, Transport, Regional Integration, Poverty Reduction
01/10/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, two loans totaling US $141.71 million to finance the second phase of the Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System Project.
30/09/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 approved combined loans and grants amounting to US $428.43 million to finance projects in energy, infrastructure, transport and water and sanitation in eight African countries – The Gambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.
Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Transport, Water Supply & Sanitation, Gender, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development
17/09/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a loan of US $211-million to help address the urgent need for improved water and sanitation in the city of Arusha in Tanzania. The sum represents 90% of the cost of the Tanzanian Government program to alleviate the threat of major environmental and health issues and improve the quality of life for Arusha inhabitants.
04/09/2015 - The President of Zanzibar, on his tour of the island archipelago, has praised the Isles Ministry for the improvements to the lives of the islanders, made possible by the African Development Bank’s Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) program.
02/09/2015 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) was awarded “Power Transaction of the Year” by the East African Power Industry for its role in financing the development of an independent solar hybrid mini-grid project in rural Tanzania. The prize was received at the awards gala on August 27 during its annual convention which gathered about 1,200 industry leaders and professionals in Nairobi, Kenya.
19/06/2015 - As part of the African Development Bank’s ongoing efforts at improving data quality, management and dissemination support to statistical development in Africa, the AfDB took part in a joint workshop on public sector debt statistics, with the World Bank and the IMF East AFRITAC (AFE) in Zanzibar during June 8-19, 2015 with 30 officials from seven East African countries.
18/06/2015 - The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Government of Tanzania, on Thursday, June 18 launched the Renewable Energy in Africa: Tanzania Country Profile. The publication highlights the country’s inroads in renewable energy as well as opportunities for scaling-up the energy sector.