Development Effectiveness Reviews

The Development Effectiveness Reviews is a series of publications providing an overview of Africa’s development achievements and trends, and reviewing the African Development Bank’s contribution to development results on the continent. It also looks at how well we manage our operations and our own organisation.

To achieve its goals, the African Development Bank has to be a learning organization committed to improving its operations continuously. The development effectiveness reviews series constitutes a management tool that helps us with this learning process. Beginning with the first Annual Development Effectiveness Review published in 2011, this series also promotes transparency and accountability to our member countries and stakeholders.

ADER-Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2014

Each year the African Development Bank publishes the Annual Development Effectiveness Review (ADER) to provide an overview of how it contributes to Africa’s development. The ADER 2014 is the fourth in the series, and explores the theme of Africa’s transformation into more fast-growing, and increasingly complex economies and societies. The ADER argues there is every prospect that Africa’s strong economic growth of the past 10 years will continue in the coming years.

The ADER addresses three broad questions:  What development progress is Africa making? How well is AfDB contributing to Africa’s development? And how well is AfDB managing itself to better support Africa’s development?

With nine of the world’s 15 fastest growing economies in Africa, this continent is becoming a pole of global growth. By 2025, most African countries will have middle-class majorities – people who are in a better position to demand services and good stewardship of public resources. This shift, together with diversifying economies and improving governance, heralds a move towards self-sustaining patterns of development for Africa.

The African Development Bank is contributing to this transformation .The report shows how the Bank is playing an important role in addressing Africa’s need to leverage its recent growth performance into a more profound transformation of the economy and society. It outlines some of the key results achieved through the Bank’s interventions across the continent in infrastructure development, regional integration, private sector development, skills and technology, and governance and accountability. The ADER also examines the Bank Group's performance as a development organisation, indicating areas in which we have been most successful and those in which we need to do better. This is the first edition reporting against the new One Bank Results Measurement Framework 2013-2016.


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