Country Strategy


Cabo Verde - Country Strategy Paper 2019-2024 - Country Strategy Papers

The choice of intervention areas was informed by Cabo Verde’s development priorities as detailed in the Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development (PEDS, 2017- 2021) and Cabo Verde Vision 2018-2030. The strategy was also informed by extensive consultations with the Government of Cabo Verde (GoCV), private sector, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and Development Partners (DPs). The CSP 2019-2024 is prepared following the Bank’s new guidelines for transition from the old to new annotated formats of CSPs and therefore the requirement for a Country Diagnostic Note was waived. Nevertheless, the...

Liberia - Bank Group Country Strategy Paper 2019-2023 - Country Strategy Papers

The African Development Bank Group’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2019-2023 describes the main elements of the Bank’s support to Liberia aimed at addressing fragility and strengthening country resilience and to accelerate the achievement of a sustainable inclusive pro-poor economic growth in the medium term. The Bank’s Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE) endorsed the strategic thrust of this CSP at its meeting of 3rd June 2019.

Sierra Leone - Update of the 2013-2017 country strategy paper (CSP) to end 2019 and 2017 country portfolio performance review (CPPR)

Sierra Leone’s economic growth in the past two years point to its resilience in the face of significant shocks. Real GDP growth that had peaked in 2013 was disrupted by the twin-shocks: (i) decline in international iron-ore prices starting in late 2013; and (ii) the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in 2014. As a result GDP growth contracted by 20.5% in 2015 but it rebounded in 2016 to 6.0 % and is estimated at 5.6% in 2017. This underscores the need to address fragility and vulnerability to external shocks as they are intrinsically linked to the country’s growth trajectory.

Egypt: Combined mid-term review country strategy paper 2015-2019 and country portfolio performance review

On December 15 2015, the Bank's Board of Directors approved the Egypt Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for the period 2015-2019 with two strategic pillars: (i) Developing infrastructure to foster sustainable and inclusive growth, and improve the business environment; and (ii) Governance, for enhanced transparency, efficiency and fairness and increased private sector participation.This CSP Mid Term Review (MTR) assesses the progress made up to December 2018, and guides the implementation of the CSP over the remaining period. The late delivery of the MTR is due to Presidential elections in 2018,...

2019-2023 - Burundi - Country Strategy Paper

  This report presents a strategy for the Bank Group's intervention in Burundi for the period 2019-2023. This Country Strategy Paper (CSP) is intended to support Burundi in implementing its National Development Plan (PND) 2018-2027, adopted in August 2018. CSP 2019-2023 is based on the combined completion report of CSP 2012-2016, extended in December 2018, and the Country Portfolio Performance Review (CPPR), which was presented to the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE) on 13 May 2019. It takes into account the drivers of the country's fragility to support it...

Ghana - Country Strategy Paper 2019-2023

This document proposes the Bank Group Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Ghana for the period 2019 – 2023. The report presents how the Bank Group intends to support Ghana’s development efforts over the period of the CSP. The choice of intervention areas was informed by Ghana’s development priorities as detailed in the Medium-Term National Development Policy Framework (MTDF) 2018 – 2021 and the Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies (CPESDP) 2017-2024.1 The CSP also reflects the development aspirations of government as embodied in i) the Ghana...

2005-2009 - Mali - Mid-Term Review of Results Based Country Strategy Paper (PBCSP) and Extension to 2008-2011

The Bank Group’s assistance strategy in Mali, covering the 2005-2009 period, was approved by the Boards of Directors in November 2005. The strategy centres around two pillars: (i) improvement of competitiveness and private investments; and (ii) capacity building for the poor and reinforcement of their participation in growth. The Boards appreciated the country’s macroeconomic performance despite the difficulties inherent in the vulnerability of the country to exogenous shocks. However, the Boards expressed concern about the coordination of actions with the Government’s priorities and the...

Mali - 2015-2019 Country Strategy Paper Mid-Term Review and 2018 Country Portfolio Performance Review

This Report focuses on the Mali’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP)2015-2019 Mid-Term Review combined with the 2018 Portfolio Performance Review. On 4 November 2015, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved Mali’s CSP covering the 2015-2019 period, with the following two pillars: (i) Enhancing governance for inclusive growth; (ii) Infrastructure development to support economic recovery. The 2015-2019 CSP was aligned with the 2012-2017 Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategic Framework (CSCRP) and the 2016-2018 Strategic Framework for Economic Recovery and Sustainable...

2011-2015 - Eastern Africa-Regional Integration Strategy Paper - Draft Version

Regional Integration is at the core of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) mandate and is a key priority area in the Bank’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS), 2008-2012. In keeping with this strategic thrust, the Board approved a Regional Integration Strategy (RIS), 2009-2012, in March 2009, which commits the Bank to preparing Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) to provide an analytical framework for streamlining regional operations (ROs) in the Bank and identify the Regional Public Goods (RPGs) for which the Bank could potentially provide funding support. The timing of the preparation of...

Kenya - Bank Group Country Strategy Paper 2019-2023 and Country Portfolio Performance Review

This report proposes the Bank Group’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Kenya for the period 2019-2023. Its preparation coincided with the launch of Kenya’s Third Medium-Term Strategy (MTP-III) 2018-2022 and its operational priorities “The Big Four” (B4), which serve as an implementation plan for the country’s long-term Vision 2030. The MTP-III/B4 identified four priorities, namely, food and nutrition security, manufacturing, affordable housing, and universal health coverage. The CSP 2019-2023 is the product of extensive consultation with the Government of Kenya (GoK), the private sector,...

eSwatini - Country Strategy Paper 2014-2018

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a small, landlocked, open economy, with close trade and financial ties with South Africa. Around 70 percent of Swaziland’s 1.1 million people are based in rural areas, with livelihoods predominantly dependent on subsistence agriculture. The Swazi economy is mainly driven by its membership of the South African Customs Union (SACU) and the Common Monetary Area (CMA). SACU revenues make up almost 60 percent of government revenue. Through the country’s membership to the CMA, the Swazi lilangeni exchanges at parity with the rand, this also is legal tender in the country.

Botswana - Country Strategy Paper 2015-2019

The Country Strategy Paper (CSP) provides a framework for the Bank Group support to Botswana for the period 2014-2019. The CSP was developed within the context of the Government’s medium term-development framework, the 10th National Development Plan (NDP10) for the period 2009-2016. It has taken into account the Bank’s strategic priorities as outlined in the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy (TYS) for the period 2013-2022. The CSP will support Botswana achieve high, inclusive, and sustainable growth, which is the shared goal of the TYS and the NDP10.

Cameroon - Joint 2015-2020 Country Strategy Paper (CSP) Mid-Term Review And Country Portfolio Performance Review Report (Cppr)

The Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Cameroon was approved by the Bank Group’s Boards of Directors in July 2015 (ADF/BD/WP/2015/69). The Bank’s intervention strategy in this country is aligned with the Government’s national priorities outlined in the Growth and Employment Strategy Paper (GESP) and is in line with the Bank’s five operational priorities: Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Integrate Africa, Industrialize Africa, and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. It hinges on the following two pillars: (i) Strengthen Infrastructure for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth...

Togo - Combined Report on the Mid-Term Review of Country Strategy Paper 2016-2020 and the 2018 Country Portfolio Performance Review

On 12 October 2016, the Boards approved the Bank Group's Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2016-2020 for Togo (Ref. ADF/BD/WP/2016/97), structured around the following two pillars: (i) Development of inclusive growth and agro-industrial competitiveness poles; and (ii) Support for financial, sector and local governance. The CSP is aligned with the Bank's Ten-Year Strategy 2013-2022, and its High 5s (Feed Africa, Light up Africa, Industralize Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa).

Malawi - Country Strategy Paper 2018-2022

The African Development Bank is pleased to present the Malawi Country Strategy covering the period 2018 to 2023. The Malawi Country Strategy 2018-2022, simply referred to as the Country Strategy or the Strategy, is prepared at a time when macroeconomic stability is returning to Malawi following an economically difficult period between 2012 and 2016. The country’s reputation was marred by the Cashgate scandal that was exposed in 2013 with the theft of USD 32 million of public money. The immediate impact was a suspension of budget support by the African Development Bank and other development...

Niger - Country Strategy Paper 2018 – 2022

This Country Strategy Paper (CSP) describes the Bank Group's new intervention framework for Niger for 2018-2022. It follows the preparation of the Completion Report of the previous CSP (2013-2017), from which some key lessons have been drawn and strategic pillars proposed for the new CSP (2018-2022). This report was presented on 10 September 2018 to CODE, which approved the proposed strategic pillars and made recommendations that have been taken into account in this new CSP (2018-2022).

The Gambia - Country Brief 2017-2019

This Country Brief (CB) for The Gambia is prepared for consideration by the Board of Directors of the Africa Development Bank Group (AfDB). The CB was also considered on 16th January 2018 by the Board’s Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (hereafter CODE). The CB is proposed by Management of the AfDB as the short-term programming document for The Gambia over the period 2017-2019. The preparation of the CB is driven by the serious deterioration in the country’s economic, social and political context over past years, fueled by the aftermath and uncertainty caused by the 2016/...

Liberia - Combined Country Strategy Paper 2013-2017: Update to 2018 combined with Country Portfolio Performance Review (CPPR) 2017

The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (Bank) approved the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Liberia, 2013 -2017, in July 2013. The Board’s Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE) subsequently approved a Combined MidTerm Review (MTR) of the CSP and the Country Portfolio Performance Review (CPPR) in September 2016. This document updates the Board on the progress made, and challenges encountered in implementing Liberia CSP, 2013-2017, as well as requests for an extension of implementation period to end-2018, primarily because there is a new governing...

Equatorial Guinea - Country Strategy Paper 2018-2022

Introduction. This report on the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) proposes to the Boards of Directors a new Bank Group strategy for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (REG) for the 2018-2022 period.

Congo - Country Strategy Paper 2018-2022

This Country Strategy Paper (CSP) proposes a new framework for Bank Group operations in Congo for the period 2018-2022 for adoption by the Boards. It is in follow-up to the CSP 2013-2017 that was approved by the Boards in November 2012.