Partnership overview

Germany joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in 1983 and has been a contributor to the ADF since 1973.

The Government of Germany contributes to the development of the financial sectors in Africa through Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A). Launched at the Heiligendamm G8 summit in 2007, MFW4A’s mission is to provide a plat-form for African governments, development partners and the private sector to coordinate financial sector develop-ment. The AfDB hosts the MFW4A Secretariat.

The German Bank for Reconstruction (Kredietanstalt für Wiedraufbau - KfW) and the German Society for Internatio-nal Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ) contribute to the NEPAD Infrastruc-ture Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD IPPF). NEPAD-IPPF is a multi-donor trust fund hosted by AfDB that aims to help bridging the gap in regional infrastructure project preparation. NEPAD-IPPF plays a key role in economic growth and poverty reduction.

Germany supports the Infrastructure Secretariat for Africa (ICA).

The AfDB, Germany and other donors contribute to the Zimbabwe Trust Fund that supports the recovery and de-velopment efforts in Zimbabwe.


Mr. Ronald Meyer

Executive Director


Ms. Christine LEWIS

Senior Advisor


Ms. Veronica GIARDINA

Principal Cooperation Officer


Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Department