Projects & Operations


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,...

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 - 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...

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...

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.  

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...

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...

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).

Tanzania - Road sector support project i: The upgrading of namtumbo-tunduru (193 km) and iringa – dodoma road projects (260 km) - Project Completion Report

The project development objective is: (a) To improve the essential road transport services between Namtumbo and Tunduru Districts, Iringa, Dodoma, Babati and Arusha, and integrate it with the rest of Tanzania and ; (b) To improve the road transport connectivity between the Central transport corridor in Tanzania with the Northern corridor in Kenya. The Project road is in line with the development priorities of both the Government of Tanzania (GoT) as highlighted in its National Development Plan (MKUKUTA) and the Government of Zanzibar of prioritising infrastructure development for poverty...

South Sudan - Regional Development Finance Institutions (ATI TDB)_Country Membership Programme - Project Completion Report

The main objective of the proposed intervention was to assist South Sudan (SS) with the required resources for its membership subscription to Regional Development Finance Institutions, namely the Trade and Development Bank (TDB) (previously known as PTA Bank) and the Africa Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) to allow greater underwritten insurance cover for the country’s private sector and socio-economic development. Based on the country’s market size and levels of trade, SS’s full membership allocation was calculated at USD 7.5 million for the ATI and USD 10.68 million for the TDB. In...

Tunisia - Inclusive regional dvelopment support Programme (Padri) - Appraisal Report

PADRI aimed to contribute to strong and inclusive growth by reducing regional disparities and promoting regional inclusion. The programme was expected to support major reforms initiated by the Government aimed at: (i) improving the economic inclusion of 16 priority governorates; (ii) strengthening social inclusion at local and regional levels and (iii) supporting local and regional governance. The programme was also intended to help reduce regional disparities by contributing to the decentralization process and decreasing the unemployment rate from 15% in 2015 to 14% in 2018 through an...

Tanzania - The upgrading of dodoma(Mayamaya)- babati (Bonga) (188.15 Km) and tunduru-mangaka-mtambaswala road upgrading project (202.5km) - Appraisal Report

The project development objective is:(a) To improve the essential road transport services between Dodoma, Babati and Arusha, and integrate it with the rest of Tanzania and (b) To improve the road transport connectivity between the Central Transport corridor in Tanzania with the Northern corridor in Kenya.

Tanzania - Marketing Infrastructure, Value Addition and Rural Finance Support (MIVARF) Programme - Appraisal Report

The program’s development objective was to contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth through enhancing rural incomes and food security. The objective was well aligned to the needs of the beneficiaries – where despite a declining trend, 28% of Mainland Tanzanians remain income poor, more so in rural areas (33%) than in urban areas (22%).1. The program’s objective was the mirror image of the of the national strategies including the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty II (NSGRP), and both the 2013 agricultural policy and the Agricultural Sector Development Program II...

Egypt - Comprehensive Study And Project Preparation For The Nubaria And Ismailia Canals - Project Completion Report

There are many-water related challenges facing Egypt. On the one hand, the growing population of Egypt and related industrial and agricultural activities have increased the demand for water to levels that reach the limits of the available supply. The majority of the population of Egypt is concentrated in the Nile Valley and Delta. To relieve the pressure on the Nile Valley and Delta, the government has embarked on an ambitious programme to increase the inhabited area in Egypt by means of horizontal expansion projects in agriculture and the creation of new industrial areas and cities in the...