Projects & Operations


Sudan - Public financial and macroeconomic management capacity building project - Project Completion Report

The project development objective is to build and enhance transparency, accountability and efficiency in the use of public resources, macroeconomic policy and debt management through institutional strengthening and capacity building and thereafter developing a robust system for tracking and reporting of public revenues. This objective is aligned to pillar 1 of the I-PRSP (2011-2014) and pillar II of National Development Plan (NDP) for (2012-2016) both focus to strengthen governance and institutional capacity in the public sector. Strengthening of government capacity in PFM being the centre...

Multinational - Strengthening West African Public Health Systems Project (SWAPHS) - Project Completion Report

The project design at appraisal was informed by lessons learnt from previous Bank operations, discussions with beneficiaries, government officials and development partners in the health sector. Also taken into consideration was the capacity of Governments in the countries and the need to ensure sustainability. During the Ebola crisis, the governments developed intervention strategies to reduce morbidity, mortality and to break the chain of transmission by strengthening health systems. The SWAHPS project was designed to assist countries in the strengthening and revitalization of health systems...

Madagascar - Energy Sector Reform Support Programme (PARSE) - Project Completion Report

The main objective of the PARSE programme was to help remove the constraints hindering the development of Madagascar’s electricity sub-sector. The programme was aimed at intervening in the National Water and Electricity Company (JIRAMA) with a view to improving its performance and service quality. The programme has helped address energy sector constraints in order to meet the challenge of improving efficiency in service provision. The continuation of JIRAMA’s consolidation reforms will enable the State to reduce the subsidies granted to the Company, thus re-channelling its resources to other...

Burundi - Watershed management and climate resilience improvement project (PABVARC) - Project Appraisal Report

The Watershed Management and Climate Resilience Improvement Project (PABVARC) in Burundi will be implemented over a five-year period in six provinces (Rural Bujumbura, Bururi, Gitega, Karusi, Makamba and Rutana) for watershed management activities, and countrywide for the hydro-meteorological system support activities. The total project cost is UA 9.07 million comprising UA 6.23 million from FSF resources, USD 3.08 million (equivalent to UA 2.02 million) from LDCF resources, and Government and beneficiary contribution amounting to UA 0.82 million. The main expected outcomes are as follows...

Burundi - Watershed management and climate resilience improvement project (PABVARC) - Project Completion Report

The Watershed Management Project (PABV), financed by the ADF to the tune of UA 9 million (2006 and 2011), aimed at contributing to the fight against land degradation and promoting better farming practices. The excellent performance of PABV motivated the implementation of the Watershed Management and Climate Resilience Improvement Project (PABVARC), which is part of the ongoing efforts to address land degradation exacerbated by the effects of climate change. These effects result in a reduction of the duration of the rainy season and a disruption in their distribution. In order to facilitate...

Nigeria - Inclusive Basic Service Delivery and Livehood Emprwerment Integrated Program - Project Appraisal Report

The Program is part of ongoing Federal Government efforts toward North East States1 Emergency Transition, Recovery and Peacebuilding, elaborated by the five-year programmatic “Buhari Plan” of 2016. The programme aligns with interventions by Development Partners (DPs) within the Recovery and Peace Building framework which seeks to support the implementation of the “Buhari Plan”. The overall budgetary requirement for the “Buhari Plan” is currently estimated at UA 5.3 billion (2.13 Trillion Naira). The Government funding commitment to operationalising the “Buhari Plan” is currently estimated at...

Multinational - African Development Partners III - Project Summary Note

The African Development Bank on November 29th signed off on its US$ 30 million equity investment in African Development Partners III, a third-generation pan-African private equity fund targeting established and growing companies with emphasis on those benefiting from Africa’s growing middle class. The Bank Group’s board of directors approved the investment in November 6th as part of its commitment to foster the growth of companies at a continental scale in order to create the next African and global champions, that will leverage Africa’s growth prospects to create competitiveness for the...

Congo - Integrated Agricultural Value Chains Development Project (PRODIV AC) - Project Appraisal Report

The Integrated Agricultural Value Chains Development Project in Congo (PRODIVAC) will primarily focus on the corridors of the major commercial centres of Brazzaville and Pointe Noire, and the farming basins in the departments of Plateaux, Pool, Bouenza, Cuvette and, Niari.

Cameroon - Competitiveness and Economic Growth Support Programme, Phase III (PACCE III) - Project Appraisal Report

Cameroon continues to enjoy a relatively stable political situation. However, the country is facing: (i) insecurity on the northern borders caused by the Islamic Sect Boko Haram, (ii) persisting insecurity in the North-West and South-Western regions; and (iii) unstable political situation in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Ethiopia - Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks - Support Project (IAIPSP) - Appraisal Report

The Project is supporting the development of four (4) Integrated Agro- Industrial Parks (IAIPs), already commenced by the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)1. In particular, the project will provide part of the infrastructure required for agro-industrial activities on the 4 IAIPs and develop requisite skills and agricultural value chain capacity to ensure competitiveness, productivity and inclusivity in their operation. The GoE, alongside many other Development Partners, is developing the 4 IAIPs to attract private sector investments into agro industrial parks in Tigray (North), Amhara (North West...

Morocco - Rabat-Salé Airport Modernisation And Extension Project (PEMARS) - Project Appraisal Report

The implementation of this project is consistent with efforts to develop the transport sector, including the continued upgrading and modernisation of infrastructure and services to boost the logistical competitiveness of the national economy. The Rabat-Salé Airport Extension and Modernisation Project falls within the framework of the National Airport Master Plan up to 2035 (Ajwae 2035) aimed at supporting various sector policies, especially: (i) the Tourism Vision 2020 targeting 20 million tourists by 2020 and which will have a strong impact on air traffic development; (ii) the Logistics...

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,...

Burkina Faso - Support Project for Youth Employment and Skills Development in Rural Areas (PADEJ-MR) - Appraisal Report

The rural sector has enormous agro-pastoral and environmental potential, comprising: 9 million hectares of arable land, about 59% of which is cultivated; 233,500 ha of irrigable land, about 30% of which is currently exploited; 500,000 ha of mud plains that are relatively easy to develop; and enormous potential for the development of irrigation, fishing and aquaculture. The above-mentioned high potential, existing prospects of diversifying crops and increasing yields, and the existence of a local and sub-regional market represent opportunities for stimulating the agricultural and rural sectors.

Country Result Brief 2019 - Morocco

The African Development Bank (the Bank) and Morocco have been partners for more than 45 years. The first project funded by the Bank in the Kingdom was a water supply and sanitation support project, approved in March 1970. Since then, the Bank has financed nearly 170 operations worth more than USUS$10 billion, particularly in the areas of infrastructure, economic and financial governance as well as agricultural development. At the end of March 2019, the Bank’s active portfolio in Morocco consisted of 34 operations totaling approximately USUS$3 billion in commitment concentrated in the energy...

Multinational - Say No to Famine: Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP)

The project’s direct food, water, fodder and medical assistance will provide relief to meet the immediate hunger and malnutrition needs faced by affected communities. It will also provide food for more ablebodied members of beneficiary households to engage in restoration and creation of community assets that will assist the targeted communities enhance livelihoods, build resilience against future shocks. Various training programs will empower the vulnerable households and communities to increase knowledge on health, hygiene/WASH and nutrition, food security and livelihoods, entrepreneurship...

Multinational - Lobito Corridor Trade Facilitation Project

The Trade Facilitation Project seeks to accelerate growth in domestic and cross-border trade along the Lobito Corridor through the implementation of harmonized trade facilitation instruments, strengthening coordination of joint corridor development activities, and fostering effective participation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in value chains. The Lobito Corridor represents an alternative strategic outlet to export markets for Zambia and DRC and offers the shortest route linking key mining regions in these two countries to the sea. A recent study by the Bank shows that the Copperbelt...

Mali - Mini Hydropower Plants and Related Distribution Networks Development Project (PDM-Hydro)

The Mini Hydropower Plants and Related Distribution Networks Development Project (PDM-Hydro) is part of the Scaling up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP) approved for Mali by the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) in November 2011. Backed by several donors, SREP comprises three investment projects: (i) the SCATEC project for solar energy production (33 MWc) that the Bank approved in October 2016; (ii) the project to build mini solar PV / biofuel hybrid hydropower systems in rural areas (17.7 MWp); and (iii) this mini hydropower plants project initiated by the Bank and the European Union’s African...

Kenya - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) Airfield Expansion Project - 2nd Runway Development - Appraisal report

The development of the 2 nd Runway is informed by the JKIA Master Plan of 2010, and is in keeping with the development objectives and priorities of the Government of Kenya under Vision 2030 and the Bank’s Hi-5s Strategy supporting projects aimed at enhancing economic efficiency, regional integration, and facilitating international trade. The project entails: (i) construction of a parallel, 2.35km apart, 4.9 km long runway and connecting Taxiways, equipped to CAT II capabilities; (ii) Firefighting unit and trucks; and (iii) construction of a berm planted with trees to reduce noise impact....

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,...