Project/Programme Completion Reports


Eswatini - Statistical Capacity Building (SCB II) in Regional Member Countries for MDG Monitoring & Results Measurement - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The program development objective was to assist the country to improve the National Statistical System (NSS) in order to provide high quality, reliable and timely data. This would contribute to more effective economic management, better MDGs/SDGs and poverty monitoring, informed evidence-based policy making as well as to contributing to improvements in the design of future Bank programs and projects. The program activities would enhance Statistical Capacity Building through institutional capacity strengthening and training of staff of the NSS, focussing on improvement of data collection,...

Angola - Financial Management Support Project (PAGEF) - Project Completion Report

PAGEF, funded under the ADF X, was the first financial management support operation of the AfDB in Angola and had ten (10) years of duration, following its signature on January 2008. The Project was designed and approved at the national reconstruction stage, after a 27-year civil war which ended in 2002, and within the context of a substantial raise in the State Budget Resources, due to the increase in oil revenue, and limited capacity to implement Government’s plan for social and economic reconstruction and accelerating the pace of the reforms in public financial management.

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

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...

Burundi - Institutional Capacity Building for the Improvement of Public Finance Management - Project Completion Report

The overall objective of the institutional capacity building support project for the improvement of public finance management (PFM) was to contribute to poverty reduction by creating favourable conditions for strong and sustained economic growth through (i) improved mobilization of internal resources; (ii) improved preparation and monitoring of budget execution; (iii) transparency in public procurement and (iv) strengthened internal and external control. In recent years, Burundi has made significant progress in public finance management reforms, with the support of various development...

Tanzania - Zanzibar Water Supply and Sanitation Project - Project Completion Reports

The design of the project was based on assessment studies and on consultations with all stakeholders including the project beneficiaries. The design of the distribution systems (tanks and piped network) took into account ease and sustained distribution of water to the beneficiaries. This consideration involved both the quantity of the water reserved for distribution and the locations (settlements) of the people hence the elevation of some of the built up reservoirs – tanks – and the ground level tanks to supply the people in high altitudes and those in lower areas through...

Lesotho - Support to Education Quality Enhancement (EDUC. III) Project - Project Completion Report

The objective of the Project was to improve access to quality education and training with focus on improved quality of primary, secondary education as well as enhanced skills for employability. The Project’s objective was relevant given its alignment to the broader context of the government’s efforts to enhance the skills base, technology adoption and foundation for innovation in the country. Under the current National Strategic Development Plan 2012/13-2016/2017 , the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) aims at expanding and upgrading TVET Institutions to become world class...

Senegal – Local Development Reform Support Programme Phase I (PARDL I) - Project Completion Report

PADRL mainly seeks to support the Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE) and help create conditions for inclusive sustainable growth, particularly in rural areas. The goal announced in the report was to "Contribute to the creation of conditions conducive to robust, inclusive and sustained economic growth through increased decentralisation, improved multi-sector governance and the promotion of local entrepreneurship". To do that, decentralisation was to be strengthened and basic infrastructure built to allow the population better access to drinking water and electricity and to have access infrastructure...

Kenya - Nairobi-Thika Highway Improvement Project - Project Completion Report

The Government of Kenya prepared the “ECONOMIC RECOVERY STRATEGY FOR WEALTH AND EMPLOYMENT CREATION 2003 – 2007” (ERS) in June 2003 as the blueprint that was to guide the Government's economic policies over the next five years. Poor infrastructure was identified as a primary factor that made production cost excessively high, thereby undermining the competitiveness of locally produced goods. In particular, roads, railways and telecommunications were identified to have serious negative impact on production. One of the key strategies was therefore to rehabilitate and expand physical...

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...

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...