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Guinea-Bissau and the AfDB

Since the start of its cooperation with Guinea-Bissau in 1976, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has financed, excluding multinational projects, 38 operations (24 projects, 7 institutional support operations, 3 studies, 3 emergency assistance operations and one line of credit) representing total net commitments of UA 188.08 million (about CFAF 150 billion).

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Guinea-Bissau Economic Outlook

  • Despite 4.8% growth estimated for 2015, and 5.7% projected for 2016 and 6.2% for 2017, the outlook remains fragile because the economy is highly dependent on the social and political climate, the performance of the cashew-nut subsector and on continuation of reforms.
  • There has been significant progress in reforms thanks to better consideration of the country’s development priorities, but the state’s capacity to continue and reinforce its management of public finances will be critical for recovery in the medium term.
  • The city of Bissau is the country’s main economic magnet, but for inclusive growth, public policies must energise secondary towns as well as work for the economic and social development of rural areas.

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Key Facts

Capital: Bissau
Area: 36,125 sq km
Total Population 2017: 1.9 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 1.3 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 590
Inflation Rate: 3.00%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 35.60%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 178
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.424
Membership Date: 15/05/1975
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 232.4 Million

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Bureau du Programme National de la Guinée-Bissau

Groupe de la Banque africaine de Développement
Rua Rui Djassi, Bâtiment des Nations Unies, 4è étage
Bissau, Guinée-Bissau

Tél : (245) 3201348
Fax : (245) 3201753

M. Albino Jose Cherno Embalo, Assistant administratif

West Africa Region

Mr. M. Janvier LITSE, Director West Africa Region

African Development Bank Group
24ème Etage, Immeuble CCIA, Plateau
01 Boite Postale 1387 Abidjan 01
Côte d’Ivoire

TEL. : (+225) 20 26 40 47