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10-May-2019

Tanzania - 2012 - Country Profile

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group was established in 1964 to promote Africa’s economic and social development. The Group comprises the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Development Fund (ADF), and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF). The Bank is funded by its 53 African (Regional) Member Countries (RMCs) and 23 Non-African (Non-Regional ((NRMs). It provides loans and grants to African governments and private investors in Africa. It has a public-interest mandate to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development. The Bank officially began operations in 1967 from its headquarters...
20-May-2017

Zimbabwe Country Profile

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in Southern Africa with an area of 390,580 square kilometres and a population of about 12 973 808 million. The country is bordered on all sides by other countries. Zambia lies to the northwest with the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls forming the border. Mozambique lies to the northeast with its border formed by the Eastern Highlands. Botswana lies to the southwest and South Africa to the south (its border formed by the Limpopo River). Zimbabwe gained its independence from the British in 1980. The country voted for a new Constitution on 16 March 2013 that...
26-May-2016

AfDB and Zambia - Partnering for inclusive growth

Geography On 24 October 1964, the country formerly known as Northern Rhodesia became the Republic of Zambia. Zambia is the 39th largest country in the world by area. It is landlocked surrounded by eight countries: Angola to the west, Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north east, Malawi to the east and Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe to the south. Zambia is sub-divided into 10 administrative provinces, the administration and economic capital. The most populated city is Lusaka in the Lusaka Province. Other large cities include Kitwe and Ndola in the...
28-Aug-2014

The AfDB Group in North Africa 2014

From 1990 to 2010, North African countries achieved rapid economic growth and significant progress in human welfare indicators such as poverty reduction, life expectancy, and health status. Nevertheless, this period ended with popular uprisings that toppled long-standing political regimes in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. This year’s North Africa Annual Report is largely devoted to the topic of inclusive growth and development, the absence of which in several ways helped trigger the uprisings, in an attempt to better understand why economic growth over the 5-10 years preceding the revolutions...
14-May-2014

Rwanda - 2014 - Country Profile - Improving economic competitiveness to bring about shared growth - Summary Report

RWANDA has reached two major milestones since the Millennium. GDP per capita increased from $225 in 2000 to $693 in 2013, growing by an average of 8% annually. Poverty rates decreased from 59% in 2000 to 45% in 2011, with well over a million Rwandans lifted out of poverty. An increasing number of Rwandans are benefitting from their country’s economic progress, especially through higher incomes in agriculture, an expansion in off-farm jobs, and effective social protection programs.
14-May-2014

Rwanda - 2014 - Country Profile - Improving economic competitiveness to bring about shared growth - Full Report

The African Development Bank is proud to be part of Rwanda’s quest for economic transformation. Our current portfolio of projects in Rwanda totals USD1.65 billion. We have supported such critical areas as infrastructure development, skills development, agriculture, science and technology, private sector development and regional integration. Among the lessons we have learned along the way is the need for strong country ownership of our programmes, and focused priorities in the way our member countries manage the private sector and investment. The Bank’s new Ten-Year Strategy for 2013-...
14-May-2014

Gabon - 2014 - Profil Pays - Ensemble pour bâtir le présent et mieux assurer l’avenir

L a coopération entre la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et le Gabon est vieille de plus de quarante ans. Cette coopération multiforme s’est, au cours de cette période, matérialisée par l’approbation par la BAD de plus de 44 opérations pour des engagements nets des annulations de 830 milliards de FCFA, faisant ainsi de celle-ci le premier partenaire financier du Gabon au regard de son imposant portefeuille de projets. La répartition sectorielle de ces financements montre la place de choix qu’occupent les infrastructures routières dans les interventions de la BAD avec 68,67% du...
14-May-2014

Nigeria - 2013 - Country Profile - Leveraging Partnerships for Economic Transformation and Inclusive Growth

I wish to commend the Government and people of Nigeria for their determined efforts to bring about positive social and economic changes in their country in recent years. In the past decade, the country has put in place policies and programmes that are now yielding remarkable dividends. I am very pleased to note that the Federal Government of Nigeria is vigorously carrying out a major structural realignment in pursuit of its 2020 transformation agenda, which the Bank fully supports. Nigeria is among the best performing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, maintaining greater than 6% average...
18-Sep-2013

Sénégal - 2013 - Profil pays - Un aperçu des interventions du Groupe de la BAD

Les infrastructures qui permettront de mieux intégrer les réseaux de transport, d’énergie, de TIC et de voies d’eau internationales afin de stimuler les échanges, entraîner la croissance et créer des emplois. Le Plan d‘actions prioritaires du PIDA (PIDA-PAP) compte 51 projets identifiés dans ces 4 secteurs (certains étant sectoriels et répartis sur tout le continent africain) : 15 dans l’énergie ; 24 dans le transport ; 9 dans l’eau ; 3 dans les TIC. La commission de la CEDEAO a été désignée pour la coordination de 20 projets qui devront être exécutés entre 2012 et 2020. Sa mise en...
11-Jul-2013

The AfDB Group in North Africa 2013

Geographically situated at the northern rim of the continent and at the cross-road of the Arab, European and African worlds, North Africa is a region of unique importance. In 2011, North Africa became the epicenter of social and political movements as the Arab Spring began in Tunisia and spread across and beyond the region. Producing about one-third of Africa’s total GDP and home to more than 170 million people (17% of Africa population), North Africa regroups mainly Middle Income Countries (MICs) and occupies a geopolitical position that goes significantly beyond its economic weight....
25-Jun-2013

Ethiopia - 2013 - Country Profile - Partnering for Inclusive Growth

I seize this opportunity to commend the Government and people of Ethiopia for the socio-economic progress that has been achieved over the past decade. Ethiopia’s impressive economic growth, especially for a non-oil producing economy, is a reflection of the committed leadership, its pro-poor stance and transformational policies. At an annual average rate of 11 percent over the past nine years, Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It has also emerged as the largest in Eastern Africa. This remarkable progress has put the country among the few that are on track to...
27-May-2013

Morocco - 2013 - Country Profile - Five Decades of Fruitful Partnership

A - Birth and Pan-African deployment It was in Khartoum, only fifty years ago, that the African Development Bank (AfDB) was born, under the auspices of twentythree African governments who signed the agreement that created the institution, on the 4th of August, 1963. Stated objective: to promote the development of Africa, both at an economic and social level. Included in the first signatories in Khartoum, the Kingdom of Morocco was one of the first to ratify the original Agreement, officially joining the AfDB on the 2nd of June, 1962, only three months before it became effective, on the...
28-May-2012

The AfDB Group in East Africa

We are pleased to present the first publication showcasing Bank Group operations and strategic cooperation with Eastern Africa. The East African region comprises thirteen (13) nations: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and, as of 9 July 2011, the newly independent Republic of South Sudan. The region accounts for about 26 % of Africa’s population (264 million), 22% of the continental landmass (6.3 million km2) and 16 % of the combined GDP in 2009 current prices. The region reflects a diversity of culture, language,...
11-May-2012

The AfDB Group in North Africa 2012

Geographically situated at the northern rim of the continent, North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia) constitutes a central part of Africa. It is also central to the the history and the daily operations of the African Development Bank (AfDB). The countries of the region were instrumental in the creation of the AfDB more than 45 years ago and are now contributing nearly 20 percent of the Bank’s subscribed capital. Since the beginning of its operations in 1966, the Bank Group has committed nearly US$ 17 billion in loans and grants to North Africa, consistently...
05-Jun-2011

The AfDB Group in Southern Africa 2011 - Fostering Growth and Regional Integration

We are pleased to present this regional publication which provides an overview of the African Development Bank’s operations and partnership in Southern Africa. The publication comes at a critical time for the region and the Bank. The aftermath of the global financial crisis threatened to set back, in less than a year, the economic gains so painfully made over the last decades. The crisis slashed the continent’s growth rate from a healthy 6% to 2%, reduced export earnings, decreased Diaspora remittances and investment flows, and contracted the private sector. To ensure its regional member...
25-May-2011

The AfDB Group in North Africa 2011

Geographically defining the northern rim of the continent, North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia) constitutes a central part of Africa as well as the history and the daily operations of the African Development Bank (AfDB). The countries of the region were thus instrumental in the creation of the AfDB more than 45 years ago and are now contributing nearly 20 percent of the Bank’s subscribed capital. Since the beginning of its operations in 1966, the Bank Group has committed nearly US$25 billion in loans and grants to North Africa, consistently aimed at...
30-Nov-2010

Egypt - 2010 - Country Profile

Egypt is located in North Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea and lying between Libya and the Gaza strip on the West and the Red Sea on the East. It is North of Sudan and provides the only land link between Africa and the Eastern Hemisphere. It has a total area of roughly one million km2 of which 995,450 km2 is land and 6,000 km2 is water. Only 2.85% of Egyptian land area is arable. The country consists essentially of a vast desert plateau cut through by the Nile Delta and the Nile Valley. 1 There are five important oases in Egypt all located in the Saharan Desert. It has a...
30-Nov-2010

Egypt - 2010 - Power Sector in Brief

Continuous and reliable supply of electricity is required for Egypt’s socio-economic development. With a highly urbanized population and a high growth electricity demand, a systematic expansion of the electricity generation facilities and other infrastructure developments are imperative to cope with household demand. At the same time, economic growth will hinge on the provision of adequate and reliable power to vital sectors like industry, agriculture, tourism and transport sectors, to which the government gives high priority. Against this background, the Egyptian government has made the...
20-Oct-2010

The AfDB Group in North Africa 2009

We are pleased to present the first regional report on the Bank’s activities in North-Africa, setting out both an overview of our projects, in both private and the public sector, studies and strategy in the region. The financial crisis was a key event for 2009, which covers the dates of this report and presented us with an opportunity to show our relevance and responsiveness to our clients in North Africa. The full extent of the crisis is still unfolding and its ramifications on the real economy have not yet fully occurred. The crisis fed into pre-existing vulnerabilities and the threat of...
12-May-2010

Cameroon - 2010 - Country Profile

Situated in the crook of the Gulf of Guinea and with a surface area of 475 442 km2, the Republic of Cameroon is bounded to the northwest by Nigeria, to the north by Chad, to the east by the Central African Republic and to the south by Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. In terms of vegetation, Cameroon is a microcosm of intertropical Africa with dense rain forests in the south, savannah in the centre, steppes in the north and mountain forests and prairies. The country experiences three types of climate, namely; equatorial climate in the south, tropical climate in the centre and sahelian...