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13-Dec-2011

Climate Finance Monthly Newsletter - Issue N°9 - September 2011

Geothermal power in Kenya is plentiful, clean, unaffected by climate, and just waiting to be tapped. Development has been slow due to the high costs of project preparation activities like infrastructure development, surface exploration and appraisal drilling. But change is on the horizon as Kenya begins to activate its recently approved investment plan under the Scaling Up of Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP). The promise of concessional financing to absorb start-up costs and risks is a signal to private investors that Kenya’s emerging renewables market deserve a closer...
13-Dec-2011

Climate Finance Monthly Newsletter - Issue N°10 - October 2011

A heavy reliance on fossil fuels, rising energy demands, and mounting GHG emissions are pushing Morocco to invest further in one of its most abundant natural resources: the wind. Concessional financing is key to harnessing it. The African Development Bank (AfDB) will blend its own financing with pledges from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to breathe life into projects, expand their scope, and spur private investment in Morocco’s growing wind market.
13-Dec-2011

Climate Finance Monthly Newsletter - Issue N°11 - November 2011

This month Africa will present its case to the whole world on the issue of climate change at COP17. And the case is a very compelling and persuasive one. The African Development Bank (AfDB) joins Africa’s call for action to increase climate change funding to the continent and to hold the developed world to its promise of major reductions in its emissions.
15-Jul-2011

Improving Statistics for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development - An Action Plan for Africa - Bulletin N°. 2

The second bulletin presents progress made in the execution of the “Action Plan to Improve Statistics for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, and Rural Development in Africa” over the period January to May 2011. It discusses ongoing activities and includes next steps for the implementation of the Action Plan.
16-Jun-2011

ICP Africa Quarterly Newsletter - May 2011

The 2011 round of the International Comparison Program for Africa officially kickedoff this January with national coordinating teams on board to begin the price data collection for household consumption items. As of March 2011, 36 countries had completed the training of data collectors and had begun data collection activities. A number of challenges remain, including a lack of sufficient resources in some countries for data collection. In early March 2011, the African Development Bank agreed that since the ICP is part of the Statistical Capacity Building program, countries could use some of...
06-Apr-2011

Africa Infrastructure Knowledge Program Bulletin N° 1, March 2011 - Strategy and Implementation Progress

The Africa Infrastructure Knowledge Program (AIKP) is a successor program to the Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD) which grew out of the pledge by the G8 Summit of 2005 at Gleneagles to increase substantially ODA assistance to Africa, particularly the infrastructure sector, and the subsequent formation of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA). This was against the background that sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) suffers from a weak basic infrastructure base, and that this was a key factor in the SSA region not realizing its full potential for economic growth, international...
09-Feb-2011

ICP Africa Quarterly Newsletter - January 2011

The African Development Bank has launched the ICP 2011 round surveys starting with the price data collection in 18 regional member countries: Botswana, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Efforts are being made to have the rest of the countries start before end of February 2011.
31-Jan-2011

Implementation Plan for Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics in Africa- Bulletin N°1

Concerned about the declining quantity and quality of agricultural statistics and the need to provide data to support emerging data requirements and the requirement for the data systems to be integrated to achieve synergy and costeffectiveness, the United Nations Statistical Commission, in February 2010, endorsed a Global Strategy for Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics. The purpose of the Strategy is to provide a framework and methodology that will lead to the improvement of national and international agricultural and rural statistics to guide policy analysis and decision making in...
11-Nov-2010

February 2010 - Simply Results - Issue N°3

One of ORQR’s main tasks is to support operations to enhance the quality at entry (QaE) of Bank Group operations. To this end, in 2009 ORQR piloted a new “Readiness Review” tool for investment projects. The main purpose of Readiness Reviews is to provide Country Teams with a set of structured comments on issues affecting the QaE and results focus of public investment projects. The new Readiness Review tool was rolled out in the beginning of 2010 for all operations, including investments, projects, and policy-based loans. ORQR has also begun to develop a Readiness Review tool for Country...
04-Nov-2010

February 2009 - Simply Results - Issue N°1

The past decade was one of promise for Africa, in which the continent’s economy expanded at a pace not seen in the past 40 years amid growing political stability. The year 2008 closed on a somber note as the likely economic effects of the global financial crisis became known. For Africa, this will amplify the effects of earlier crises confronting the continent, including the food crisis, oil price volatility and the inexorable impact of climate change.
04-Nov-2010

October 2009 - Simply Results - Issue N°2

In a coordinated effort among field offices, regional departments and sector departments, 96 percent of the African Development Bank’s project completion reports (PCRs) for 2008 were posted on time. “The Bank has been striving to improve its timely completion reporting coverage for many years now,” explains Lisandro Martin of AfDB’s Quality Assurance and Results Department (ORQR). “But the progress the Bank has made in the past year surpassed even our most optimistic expectations. ” The Bank has had a long-standing policy to prepare a completion report within six months of closing for...
04-Nov-2010

October 2010 - Simply Results - Issue N°4

As part of Africa’s preparations for the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) in Busan, Korea in November 2011, the African Development Bank and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency are organizing the Second Regional Meeting on Aid Effectiveness in Tunis on 4-5 November, 2010. This meeting will focus on key aid and development effectiveness issues relating to Africa and will build on the outcomes of the March 2010 First Africa Regional Meeting held in Pretoria, South Africa. The meeting aims to inform the HLF-4 agenda by identifying the main actions required to optimize the use...
28-Feb-2006

Law for Development Bulletin 2006

The African Development Bank is a multilateral development finance institution whose members are 53 African countries and 24 non-African countries from Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. The purpose of the Bank is to further the economic development and social progress of African countries, individually and collectively. To this end, the Bank promotes the investment of public and private capital for development, primarily by providing loans and grants for projects and programs that contribute to the growth and development of African countries. Established in 1964, the ADB...
28-Feb-2006

Law for Development Bulletin 2006

The African Development Bank is a multilateral development finance institution whose members are 53 African countries and 24 non-African countries from Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. The purpose of the Bank is to further the economic development and social progress of African countries, individually and collectively. To this end, the Bank promotes the investment of public and private capital for development, primarily by providing loans and grants for projects and programs that contribute to the growth and development of African countries. Established in 1964, the ADB...