Project/Programme Completion Reports


Cabo Verde – Economic Growth Support Programme (Pace I and II) - Project Completion Report

Cabo Verde faced several challenges in 2014/2015, during which the economy went through a period of turmoil due to its high vulnerability to external shocks and dependence on the euro zone. The deteriorating international economic environment resulting from the 2008 financial crisis as well as that of the euro zone in 2009 had an adverse impact on the country's economy until 2014, when a slight recovery brought a GDP growth of about 2.7%. Meanwhile, the expansionary, counter-cyclical fiscal policy initiated in 2009 through a major public investment programme to tackle the global economic...

Democratic Republic Of Congo - Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire (Cwiq) Survey Support Project - Project Completion Report

The overall objective of the light survey with core welfare indicators questionnaire (CWIQ) was to produce core socio-economic indicators on the population’s living conditions (poverty, literacy, education, health, nutritional status of under-5 children, employment, lodging, fixed property ownership, household expenditure) with a view to ensuring better monitoring/evaluation of the implementation of development policies, programmes and projects, including the MDGs and PRGSP-2.

Multinational - Post Ebola Recovery Social Investment Fund (PERSIF), Guinea Sierra Leone - Project Completion Report

As part of its contribution to the Post-Ebola Recovery efforts by Governments and other stakeholders in the Mano River Union, the African Development Bank designed the Post-Ebola Recovery Social Investment Fund (PERSIF) to cover the three (3) most affected countries (Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea). On 21st October 2015, the Boards of Directors approved Grants amounting to UA 20.40 Million for the project comprising: an African Development Fund (ADF) Grant of UA 9 Million and a Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund (RWSSI) TF Grant of EUR 1 Million to the Republic of...

Rwanda - Regional Information Communication Center Of Excellence (RICT CoE) Project - Project Completion Report

The project was designed within the context of the 2008-2012 Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) of the Government of Rwanda (GoR), which identified skills development as a key element of GoR’s strategy to achieve its objective of becoming a modern nation, able to generate and disseminate technological knowledge and innovation. It focused on the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, with the aim of contributing to government’s efforts to develop a wide range of technical skills, responsive to labor market demands, as highlighted in the Science,...

Madagascar - Etude pour l’élaboration d’une stratégie nationale d’exportation pour Madagascar - Rapport d’Achèvement de Projet (RAP)

Les exportations constituent une voie incontournable pour le développement socio-économique de Madagascar. Cependant, une étude diligentée par le Centre du commerce international (ITC) montre qu’au-delà de la qualité et de la valeur des produits exportés, les Mesures et barrières non tarifaires (MNT) locales et internationales nuisent à la fluidité des exportations et donc à la compétitivité des produits malgaches à l’export. L’étude affirme que « les différents secteurs souffrent des procédures d’inspection, de certification et des autres autorisations imposées par les autorités nationales...

Multinational - System of indicators to monitor Regional Integration in Africa (Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII) and Africa Visa Openness Index (AVOI)) - Project Completion Report (PCR)

Measuring regional integration matters for Africa’s development, whether in the area of trade, infrastructure, production, talent mobility or capital. Yet, progress on integration across the continent has been difficult to evaluate and monitor against agreed goals and plans. Tracking what is happening on the ground, region-by-region, by monitoring the flow of goods, production or movement of people is as important as looking at policy frameworks or agreements. The Africa Regional Integration Index (RI) and the Africa Visa Openness Index (AVOI) aim to fill this important data gap. Both...

Multinational - Système d’indicateurs pour le suivi de l’intégration régionale en Afrique (Indice d’Intégration Régionale en Afrique (IIRA) et Indice d’Ouverture sur les Visas en Afrique (IOVA)) - Rapport d’Achèvement de Projet (RAP)

La mesure de l’intégration régionale revêt une grande importance pour le développement de l’Afrique, que ce soit dans les domaines du commerce, des infrastructures, de la production, de la mobilité des talents ou des capitaux. Pourtant, les progrès de l’intégration sur l’ensemble du continent ont été difficiles à apprécier et à suivre à l’aune des objectifs et des plans convenus. Le suivi de ce qui se passe sur le terrain, région par région, en contrôlant le flux des marchandises, la production ou la circulation des personnes, est tout aussi important que l’examen des cadres ou accords...

Burundi – Rwanda Nyamitanga-Ruhwa-Ntendezi-Mwityazo Road Project - Project Completion Report

The Ministry of Transport, Public Works, Equipment and Town and Country Planning through the Roads Authority (OdR) in Burundi and the Ministry of Infrastructure in Rwanda through the Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA).

Madagascar - Madagascar National Export Strategy - Project Completion Report (PCR)

Exports are key to Madagascar’s socio-economic development. However, a study commissioned by the International Trade Centre (ITC) shows that besides the quality and value of exports, local and international non-tariff measures and barriers (NTMs) to trade affect export flows and, hence, the competitiveness of Madagascar’s exports. The study contends that “the various sectors are adversely affected by inspection and certification procedures and other authorizations imposed by the national authorities”. Considering this, the Bank provided technical assistance to the International Trade Board of...

Gambia - Lowland Agricultural Development Programme (LADEP) - Programme Completion Report

The Gambia has the potential to produce rice competitively if it focuses on the appropriate ecology, adopts suitable technology and improves institutional framework and support services. The enclave project approach of earlier interventions had little success in promoting the development of the necessary policy and institutional framework for supporting agricultural development. While earlier projects temporarily increased rice output, the interventions were not sustainable. Thus, a programme-type approach, focusing on long-term sustainability, with phased development, based on a supportive...

Multinational - Central Africa Biodiversity Conservation Programme – Protecting Central Africa’s Elephants (PCBAC-SEAC) - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The Central Africa Biodiversity Conservation Programme - Protecting Central Africa’s Elephants (PCBAC-SEAC) was prepared following the January 2012 massive massacre of over two hundred (200) Elephants in Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park. PCBAC-SEAC is a response to a joint call (Marrakech Declaration) by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), to bolster efforts by African Governments and other institutions to combat the scourge of illegal wildlife and plant species trade and poaching that plunder Africa’s natural resources, posing a major threat to the...

Niger - Health care Quality Improvement Project in the Tahoua and Tillaberi Regions - Project Completion Report (PCR)

Combating poverty remains the country’s main development challenge. The Government adopted an interim poverty reduction strategy paper. In the health sector, the planning process initiated led to the drafting of the 1994-2000 Health Development Plan. A health sector policy declaration was adopted in 1995. The National Health Policy is "aimed at improving the health and nutritional status of individuals, families and communities through the applicaton of Primary Health Care".

Swaziland - Mbabane Bypass Road Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

To fill the missing link on the Matsapha-Mbabane-Ngwenya corridor and provide the vital link towards enhancing regional integration through development of the east/west corridor which forms part of Swaziland’s commitment to the SATCC protocol; to ease the traffic flow between the South African border and the interior part of Swaziland which is currently the most heavily trafficked road in the country; to contribute towards achieving the sector goal by providing an efficient and cost-effective transport system for both national and international traffic within Swaziland; and to enhance...

Benin - Agoua, Monts Kouffe and Wari-Maro Forestry Management Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

In order to avoid strong anthropogenic and animal pressure on the 46 forest stands that make up the 1,303,043 ha of forest reserves, the Government of Benin sought joint financial assistance from ADB/ABEDA to implement the Agoua, Monts Kouffé and Wari- Maro Forestry Management Project (PAMF)

Senegal - Community Feeder Roads Project to Support the National Rural Infrastructure Programme (PPC/PNIR) - Project Completion Report (PCR)

In 1997, the Government of Senegal prepared a poverty reduction plan and in 1999 adopted a Decentralised Rural Development Policy Letter which was the concrete expression of the decentralisation policy stipulated in the Local Authority Code promulgated in 1996. At the time, the Government had also prepared a Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) which in its current updated form (Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy Paper - PRSP II) is the reference framework for the activities of all development partners, including the Bank. The PPC/PNIR, which focuses primarily on opening up rural areas...

Guinea - Upper Guinea Rural Developement Support Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The launch of the Upper Guinea RuralDevelopment Support Project (PADER-HG) is aimed at eliminating the major constraints hindering the development of the rural community and the sustainable development of agriculture in Upper Guineainan effort to reduce rural poverty, food insecurity and the massive drift of productive forces from agriculture towards other activities. This situation stems from the inability to harness Upper Guinea’s abundant surface water resources to compensate for vagaries of the weather. Therefore,in order to address this challenge, the Government of Guinea in 1985...

Niger - Basic Education Enhancement Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The development challenge ofthis project is the implementation of the Ten-year Basic Education Development Programme (PDDE) for 2003-2013. With the support of technical and financial partners(TFP), the PDDE aims to: (i) accelerate school enrolment and adapt supply to demand so asto reducing disparities (region, area and gender); (ii) promote non-formal education; (iii) strengthen and develop the institutional capacitiesof Ministries; and (iv) strengthen and develop vocational and technical training. To that end, the Government adopted a strategy with the priority to improve access and quality...

Mauritania - Nouakchott City Aftout Essahli Drinking Water Supply Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The project’s development challenge: The project was designed to address Nouakchott’sdrinking water supply needs,estimated at more than 100 000 m3/din 2010, which couldno longer be covered by production from the Trarza watertable (Idiniaquifer), estimated at appraisal at 55000 m3/dand the capital’sonly available water resource. To remedy these water shortageproblems thatslow down the capital’s economic and social development, the Government decided to meet the city’swater needs by tapping from the River Senegal. A study was conducted in September 2001, on the basis of which a water supply...

Tunisia - Electricity Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project (Electricity VII) - Project Completion Report (PCR)

In efforts to enhance the competitiveness of local enterprises within a context of economic liberalization, the Government of Tunisia undertook key reforms, including basic infrastructure upgrading. In 2003, the country’s economic development and improvement of the standard of living of the population brought about strong growth in electricity consumption (about 12% annually), leading to saturation of part of the distribution networks and degradation of the quality of service. To improve the quality of its service, STEG, in the 10 th Five-Year Socioeconomic Development Plan (2002-2006),...

Senegal-Guinea-Gambia-Guinea Bissau - Natural Resource Development and Management Project /PMVGRN-OMVG - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (OMVG) brings together Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. Its mission is to promote the rational management of shared river basins in order to durably tackle the huge environmental and economic challenges facing the four member countries. After developing a baseline case and analyzing the potentials and constraints of the project area, OMVG prepared a master plan of the Kayanga - Geba and Kloliba - Kourubal river basins that was re-updated in 1999. The master plan defined a programme up to 2015 covering the agriculture, water, energy,...