Projects & Operations

28-Nov-2019

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.
28-Nov-2019

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).
14-Nov-2019

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...
14-Nov-2019

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...
14-Nov-2019

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,...
14-Nov-2019

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.
15-Oct-2019

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...
24-Sep-2019

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...
24-Sep-2019

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...
24-Sep-2019

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...
24-Sep-2019

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....
20-Sep-2019

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...
20-Sep-2019

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,...
20-Sep-2019

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...
19-Sep-2019

Multinational - Africa Forestry Fund II – Project Summary Note

The Africa Forestry Fund II (“ASFF II” or “Fund II”) is a US$150M second generation private equity fund focused on investing in sustainable forestry value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa (“SSA”). ASFF II is managed by Criterion Africa Partners (“CAP”), which is also responsible for ASFF I launched in 2010. The proposed AfDB equity investment is up to US$20M. Fund II has a term of 10 years with four one-year extensions. ASFF II will invest in (i) rehabilitation of brownfield plantations in Africa to enhance productivity (including a selective use of forestry assets to grow high value agricultural...
10-Sep-2019

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...
05-Sep-2019

Niger - Economic Competitiveness And Financial Management Support Project (PACEGEF) - Appraisal Report

The overall goal of the project is to improve Niger's economic competitiveness by strengthening the macroeconomic framework, improving governance in productive sectors (industry, mining and petroleum) and promoting the private sector. The project’s specific objectives are to: (i) improve tax revenue collection; (ii) improve strategic planning and public financial management; (iii) improve the business environment and the industrial sector’s contribution to GDP; and (iv) reduce gender inequality by enhancing women’s economic empowerment.  
03-Sep-2019

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...
02-Sep-2019

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...
02-Aug-2019

Zimbabwe - Strengthening Institutions of Transparency and Accountability - Appraisal Report

The Project’s overall objective was to improve transparency and accountability in the public sector and promote gender equality in order to encourage inclusive development, through improved institutional capacity and effectiveness of institutions of public oversight and accountability, namely the Parliament of Zimbabwe (POZ), the Parliamentary Women Caucus (PWC) and the Office of the Auditor General (OAG).