The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more

Integrating Africa is the AfDB Group’s blog on regional integration in Africa. It chronicles the issues arising from African countries’ efforts as they work to pool resources and integrate their economies for the development of their regional and individual economies. Read More

15Mar2019

Investing in digital literacy for grassroots transformation in Kenya

Kenya is experiencing a “youth bulge”. At least 20% of the country’s population is made up of youth between the ages of 15 and 24. This could be a big advantage if young people have access to economic opportunities, particularly information and communication technology. But the reality is different. Currently, youth unemployment is high, estimated at about 22% in 2016.

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11Feb2019

Addressing Subnational Inequalities to Advance Africa’s Sustainable Development Agenda

When it comes to Africa’s delivery on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the policies of national governments and their partners will determine the continent’s overall success. Inclusive development policies will be pivotal to this.

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31Jan2019

Building Africa’s Manufacturing Strength in the Textile and Clothing Sector

The rise of the fast fashion industry in the past few years has brought in its wake a booming trade of second-hand clothing. Today, millions of people around the world donate clothes with the understanding that they will support the needy or will be resold in secondhand stores.

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Categories: Industrialization


17Jan2019

Africa’s Historic Pivot

It might not be obvious to the casual observer, but Africa is undergoing something of a revolution when it comes to economic policymaking. Risking recrimination and worse from their traditional Western patrons, the continent’s governments are finally demonstrating a willingness to chart their own course.

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04Jun2018

Developing the private sector as a key enabler of sustainable industrialization

“Industrialize Africa” is an integral element of the African Development Bank’s ambitious strategy to transform the continent. It involves economies transitioning from low- to high-productivity sectors; from agriculture to agro-industries; from raw mineral resources to high-value semi-processed and/or processed exports.


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