Projects & Operations


Benin - Economic Competitiveness Support Programme (PACEB) - PHASE II

PACEB II aims to provide Benin with the requisite financial and technical capacity to implement the programme by continuing to support the improvement of the investment climate and strengthening energy sector governance in the implementation of its medium-term action plan for sustainable and inclusive growth. The Government Action Programme (PAG 2016-2021) is the lone framework for steering government action. With a total cost of CFAF 9,039 billion, of which CFAF 760.283 billion for the energy sector, the PAG aims to achieve an average growth rate of 6.7% and the creation of around 500,000...

African Continent - Harmonization of African Standards for Agriculture and Food Products - PCR


Côte d'Ivoire - Projet de centrale électrique au gaz de 390 MW d'Atinkou (CIPREL V) & d’Azito - Résumé du projet

Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a accordé, mercredi 5 juin 2019, deux prêts de premier rang pour le renforcement du réseau électrique, d’une valeur totale de 150 millions d’euros. Un prêt de 100 millions d’euros pour la construction d’une centrale thermique à cycle combiné, fonctionnant au gaz à Taboth, dans le département de Jacqueville (ouest d’Abidjan) ci-après désigné le projet «Atinkou»,ainsi qu’un autre de 50...

Tunisia - Financial Sector Modernisation Support Programme II - (PAMSFI II) – Appraisal Report

he goal of PAMSFI II is to create the necessary conditions for accelerated, resilient and inclusive economic growth by strengthening the financial sector’s role in financing the economy and vulnerable segments of the population. In particular, it aims to support the emergence of a new development model for Tunisia, in which the private sector can develop and generate employment throughout the country, and where disadvantaged segments of the population can contribute to, and benefit from,growth. PAMSFI II is also strongly aligned with Tunisia's commitment matrix under the Compact with Africa (...

The State of Kenya's Private Sector - Recommendations for Government, Development Partners and the Private Sector

A thriving private sector is central to achieving the objectives of Kenya’s Vision 2030. In fact the success of Vision 2030 is largely premised on the role of the private sector in achieving the countries growth objectives and, thereby, creating greater wealth and employment opportunities.

COP22 - South African wind energy farm lights up over 120,000 homes while saving carbon emissions: AfDB/CIF-funded

In recent years, the South African electricity sector, once operationally efficient, ran into major capacity constraints. As a result, power rationing and other measures instituted to prevent the electricity system from collapsing affected the entire economy, especially the country's mining industry, leading to shutdowns of some of the largest mining operations, putting thousands of jobs at risk. In addition, climate change is affecting South African life, especially the poor population, and the country is a major emitter of greenhouse gases, generating its electricity largely from coal. As...

2005-2009 - Mali - Mid-Term Review of Results Based Country Strategy Paper (PBCSP) and Extension to 2008-2011

The Bank Group’s assistance strategy in Mali, covering the 2005-2009 period, was approved by the Boards of Directors in November 2005. The strategy centres around two pillars: (i) improvement of competitiveness and private investments; and (ii) capacity building for the poor and reinforcement of their participation in growth. The Boards appreciated the country’s macroeconomic performance despite the difficulties inherent in the vulnerability of the country to exogenous shocks. However, the Boards expressed concern about the coordination of actions with the Government’s priorities and the...

Rwanda - Additional Financing - Scaling up electricity access program - phase II - Appraisal report

The primary objective of the Scaling Up Electricity Access (SEAP) Phase II Program is to support the Government of Rwanda (GoR) to meet its ambitious energy targets of universal electricity access to Kigali city by 2019 and nationwide by 2024. This objective of SEAP II is to be achieved through improvements in power supply reliability, increase in on-grid access countrywide and increase in off grid access in the Southern and Western provinces of the country.

Niger - Kandadji ecosystems regeneration and Niger valley development programme support project (PA_KRESMIN) - Appraisal report

The objective of the KandadjiProgramme is to regenerate the river ecosystems and increase agriculturaland energy production through the construction of a regulatory dam on the Niger River. Its implementation was planned in several phases.Along with eight (8) other partners, the Bank contributed to the financing of the first phase which was intended to focus on the dam’s construction and resettlement of the population(Wave 1)living in the dam’s right-of-way.The second phase,initially designed as a PPP(public-private partnership),comprised the construction of the power plant and power...

Madagascar - Africa Disaster Risks Financing Programme (Adrifi) - Appraisal Report

The Africa Disaster RisksFinancing Programme (ADRiFi) will assist Madagascar in moving towards a more proactive disaster risksmanagement (DRM) system, to enhance the country's resilience and capacity to manage disaster risks related to climate hazards. In this regard, ADRiFiwill build Madagascar's capacity in disaster risk assessment, early warning systems and contingency plans, and support the country's participation in the sovereign risk transfer mechanism of the African Risk Capacity(ARC). The ADRiFiprogramme is in line with the country's National Risk and Disaster Management Policy and...

DRC – Project to Support the Development of Agricultural Value Chains in Six Provinces in DRC (PADCA-6P) - Appraisal report

the African Development Bank-funded Project to Support the Development of Agricultural Value Chains in Six Provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (PADCA-6P) aims to sustainably improve food and nutrition security and increase the incomes of the target population. PADCA-6P will be implemented over a five-year period (2019-2024) for a total cost of UA 22.153 million in the provinces of Kwilu, Kasaï, Haut Iomami, Iomami, Maniema, and Tshopo. It will target some 1,768,825 rural households, 60% of which are women, with 8,394,125 direct beneficiaries, and build knowledge for the rural world...

1997-Zambia-Country Portfolio Review Report


2001 - CAR - Country Dialogue Paper

This note is intended to propose, for the 2000-2001 period, a strategy to reinforce economic policy dialogue with the Central African Republic (CAR) and actions liable to foster the resumption of Bank Group operations in the country. In this regard, it presents recent economic developments in the CAR, the Government’s development programme, the status of dialogue with the International Community and the Bank’s strategy in the country. This document was prepared on the basis of information collected during Bank missions in the country in February 1999 and July 2000 (IMF Economic Reports 1998-...

Comoros - Energy Sector Support Project - Supplementary grant memorandum and recommendation

In September 2013, the African Development Bank approved a grant from the African Development Fund (ADF) and another from the Transition Support Facility(TSF) for a total USD 13.38 million to restore and improve the operation of hydropower plants, thermalpower plantsand the distribution network,and prepare the development of renewable energy within the framework of the Comoros EnergySector Support Project (PASEC).In 2014, the project was restructured to acquire three diesel units and supply MAM-WE with fuel for three months. Due to rapid growth in demand and service quality degradation (load...

Namibia - The New Port of Walvis Bay Container Terminal Project: Logistic and Capacity Building Component (MIC Grant) – PCR

The Walvis Bay Port New Container Terminal Expansion Project was aimed at expanding the container terminal on reclaimed land from the Walvis Bay channel, to increase the annual handling capacity from 355,000 TEUs to 1,005,000 TEUs. The project included a logistics and capacity building component, intended to complement the port expansion.

Project Summary Note - Verod Capital Growth Fund III

Project Description: Verod Capital Growth Fund III will make private equity investments in middle market companies in Anglophone West Africa including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Gambia.

2011-2015 - Eastern Africa-Regional Integration Strategy Paper - Draft Version

Regional Integration is at the core of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) mandate and is a key priority area in the Bank’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS), 2008-2012. In keeping with this strategic thrust, the Board approved a Regional Integration Strategy (RIS), 2009-2012, in March 2009, which commits the Bank to preparing Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) to provide an analytical framework for streamlining regional operations (ROs) in the Bank and identify the Regional Public Goods (RPGs) for which the Bank could potentially provide funding support. The timing of the preparation of...

Project Summary Note - Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC) – Kenya

Provision of a long-term facility of up to EUR 90 mln in the form of a sovereign loan to the Government of Kenya (“GoK”) for on-lending to Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC) as a Senior Loan of up to EUR 72 mln and a Subordinated loan of up to EUR 18 mln. The funds from the AfDB will support the GoK endeavors to operationalize KMRC. KMRC will engage in mortgage refinancing through local financial institutions including commercial banks, and Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations (SACCOS) altogether referred to as Primary Mortgage Lenders (PMLs). It will finance itself in the medium...

The Gambia - Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project - PCR


East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Second Quarter 2014

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists and country program officers of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC), Nairobi, Kenya. The publication covers thirteen countries including Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan1 , Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Bulletin is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socio-economic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which data...