Projects & Operations


2005-2009-Sierra Leone-Country Strategy Paper

Sierra Leone has suffered from dramatic socio-economic and political instability that culminated into a brutal armed conflict, which lasted for just over ten years, from March 1991 to January 2002. Since the end of the conflict, Sierra Leone has made significant strides in consolidating peace and rehabilitating the extensive socio-economic destruction caused by the conflict. Presidential and parliamentary elections were successfully held nation-wide in May 2002. The next Presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled for 2007. Local and Chiefdom elections were also successfully held...

2005-2009-Ghana-Country Strategy Paper

Since the last full Country Strategy Paper (CSP) was presented to the Board on 7 May 2003, Ghana has been experiencing faster growth and declining income poverty, underpinned by a stable macroeconomic framework and far-reaching structural and Institutional reforms. Driven mainly by renewed growth (averaging over 5 percent annually), income poverty has declined by an estimated 13 points between 1999 and 2004. The protracted terms-of-trade-induced depression that dominated the decade up to the mid-1990s has now been substantially reversed. However, despite the decline in income poverty, other...

2005-2009-Nigeria-Country Strategy Paper

Since Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999, the Government has undertaken a wide range of macro-economic and structural reforms. Economic growth during 2000-2004 was satisfactory, averaging 4.8 percent annually, and fiscal deficits continuously declined since 2003, reflecting the Government’s prudent monetary and fiscal stance pursued over the recent past. Important structural reforms have been undertaken since 2000 in the areas of privatization and deregulation, governance, civil service and public resource management, thereby improving efficiency, transparency and accountability of the...

2005-2009-Benin-Country Strategy Paper

Benin, with a gross national per capita income estimated at about US $ 440 in 2003, has registered remarkable progress since the adoption, in May 2003, of the Bank Group’s assistance strategy. At the macro-economic level, such progress was materialized through a real GDP growth estimated at 5%, inflation control and a bearable budget deficit. Benin has put into operation a system meant to monitor and evaluate its poverty reduction programmes, through the Social Change Observatory (Observatoire du Changement Social). Besides, a medium and long-term expenditure mechanism for the 2003-2005...

2005 - Tanzania - Country Governance Profile

The Bank Group has become increasingly involved in the promotion of good governance in Regional Member Countries (RMCs) as part of its mandate to reduce poverty. The Bank Group adopted a governance policy in 1999 to guide its intervention in the area of governance. Both the Bank Group Vision Statement and the Strategic Plan for the period 2003-2007 emphasize good governance in RMCs as an important pillar in the fight against poverty. In order to effectively implement the Bank Group’s policy on governance, the Bank Group has launched the preparation of Country Governance Profiles (CGP) in RMCs...

2005 - Benin - Country Governance Profile

This country governance profile (CGP) is a tool for an overall appraisal and dialogue regarding the country’s major governance problems. Its objective is to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of mechanisms and institutions for good governance at national level and assess their impact on the level of efficiency in the use of public and private resources. The CGP also helps foster, through the diagnosis and analysis of the Government’s good governance strategy, the adoption by the authorities and development partners, including the Bank, of a common approach for the promotion of governance....

2005 - Tanzania - Multi-Sector Country Gender Profile

The Government of Tanzania (GOT) forms a unique union between the Tanzania mainland and the islands of Zanzibar. Under this political arrangement issues of governance are identified as being “union” and “non-union” matters, meaning decisions related to those issues which are identified as “union matters” are processed on the mainland, while the “non-union matters” are processed independently by each partner of the union. The GOT, including Zanzibar, has reiterated its commitment to promoting gender and putting in place measures that will improve Tanzania gender equity and women’s socio-...

2005-2009-Swaziland-Country Strategy Paper

The Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Swaziland covers the period 2005-2009. The proposed strategy, which is based on the Government’s development agenda, has been prepared using the participatory approach that involves all stakeholders, in line with the decision by the Boards of Directors and Management of the Bank Group. The Bank is in the process of moving to a results-based management framework, and although the preparation of this CSP predates the adoption of this framework, every attempt has been made to link goals with strategic objectives and expected outcomes and results to be...

2004-2005 - Guinea - Country Dialogue Paper

The purpose of this Dialogue Paper is to provide the Boards with information on: i) recent economic and social developments in the Republic of Guinea; and ii) the status of the country’s payment arrears to the Bank Group. In addition, the Paper proposes measures to strengthen dialogue with the Government to permit resumption of Bank Group operations within the country.

2005 - Togo - Country Dialogue Paper

The Boards of Directors approved the last Country Strategy Paper (CSP) on Togo for the 1999-2001 period within the ADF-VIII framework. The Bank Group’s operating strategy targeted the following priority sectors: the social sector (poverty reduction), the transport sector and support for reforms. Within the ADF-VIII framework, two projects were appraised and negotiated, and one study prepared. These operations were not submitted to the Board of Directors since the country has been under sanctions since August 2001 on account of persisting arrears. This Dialogue Paper – the first since the...

2005 - Liberia - Country Dialogue Paper

The purpose of this Country Dialogue Paper (CDP) is to inform the Boards on the progress that continues to be made to further consolidate peace in Liberia and to start rebuilding the destroyed social, political and economic infrastructure in the country, that is just emerging from a protracted decade-long internal conflict. During the conflict, Liberians have endured human rights violations of major proportions including deliberate and arbitrary killings, disappearances, torture, gender-based and sexual violence, arbitrary detention, forced recruitment and use of child soldiers, and...

2004 - Mauritania - Country Governance Profile

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania (IRM) is one of the least developed countries in Africa, with three-quarters of its territory covered by the Sahara desert. For over a decade, the IRM has been pursuing ambitious reform policies that have affected the country’s entire political, economic and social life. The implementation of the economic reform programme resulted in an annual growth rate of over 4.5% between 1992 and 2002, and significantly reduced financial imbalances. This good performance was accompanied by a significant decline in poverty and marked improvement in the key sustainable...

2004 - Cameroon - Country Governance Profile

As for other Bank regional member countries of the Bank, it was decided to prepare a governance profile for Cameroon. At the economic level, the country enjoyed from 1975 to 1985 a long period of prosperity, with average real growth rates of about 7%, jeopardized, from 1985/1986, by a crisis entailing serious repercussions on the economic and social fabric, in spite of the country’s assets in terms of its natural resources (oil, coffee, cocoa and cotton). To address this crisis, the Government first conducted an adjustment policy which quickly showed its limits. Then, after satisfactorily...

2004 - Chad - Country Governance Profile

Le Tchad, l’un des pays les plus pauvres d’Afrique, a une histoire marquée par une longue période d’instabilité politique et de conflits. Pays enclavé de plus de 8 millions d’habitants, il se classe au cinquième rang en Afrique de par sa superficie. Depuis les années 1990, le retour à une stabilité politique relative a permis au pays de s’engager dans un processus de démocratisation et de réformes institutionnelles et économiques soutenu par les principaux partenaires au développement dont la Banque. Cependant, dans leurs efforts pour promouvoir la bonne gouvernance, l’Etat et les parties...

2004-Southern Africa-Regional Assistance Strategy Paper

The Regional Assistance Strategy Paper (RASP) for Southern Africa is the first in the series of assistance strategy papers with a regional integration focus to be prepared by the African Development Bank. The Bank Group policy on Economic Co-operation and Regional Integration, which, was approved by the Boards of Directors in March 2001 requires the Bank to select and support organisations that can effectively foster regional integration efforts. Consistent with the founding mission of the Bank Group, regional integration has re-emerged as one of the central mandates of the 8th and 9th...

2004-2008-Mauritius-Country Strategy Paper

This Country Strategy Paper for Mauritius covers the period 2004 - 2008. The design of the assistance strategy is underpinned by Mauritius’ Economic Agenda for the New Millennium (2001-2005)” whose main objective is to further diversify Mauritius into a hightech, high income, services and knowledge economy. This Agenda would remain relevant for the CSP period. However, the short- to medium-term business plan would be limited to the period 2004-2005, to coincide with the end of the Economic Agenda for the New Millennium. The strategy will be reviewed thereafter, to incorporate possible shift...

2004-2005-Burundi-Interim Country Strategy Paper

In considering the 2003-2004 Dialogue Paper on the Republic of Burundi in October 2003, the Boards recommended that the Bank strengthen dialogue with the country to find a solution to the arrears problem. The Boards also recommended the preparation of an interim country strategy paper (CSP), after the clearing of the arrears, to serve as a comprehensive framework for the Bank’s sectoral loans and credits. Burundi has repaid some of the outstanding arrears and continues to meet its current obligations. Donors and the Bank have made firm commitments to pay off the outstanding arrears under the...

2002-2004-Zambia-Country Strategy Paper

The Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for 1999-2001 lending programme (ADF-VIII) was approved by the Boards on 1 December 1999, at which the Boards commended Management for the selected intervention strategy and urged Management to ensure effective implementation of the strategy. The implementation progress of the CSP has been satisfactory. In April 2002, Zambia finalized its PRSP that has become the policy framework for poverty reduction and the present CSP is anchored on the PRSP.

2003-2004 - Sudan - Country Dialogue Paper

The purpose of this Country Dialogue Paper (CDP) is to inform the Boards of Directors on recent socio-economic developments in Sudan; the initiatives to resolve the long standing civil conflicts; and the outcome of recent discussions on Sudan’s debt and arrears. This CDP also outlines plans for strengthening of dialogue on economic policy and debt issues; and enhancing institutional capacity that will facilitate the resumption of Bank Group operations in the country.

2002-2004-Gambia-Country Strategy Paper

The Boards of Directors approved the last Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for The Gambia, covering the period 1999-2001, on November 1999. The paper was prepared against the uncertain background of a country that was transiting from a military Government, following the 1994 coup d’etat. At that time, the performance of the economy was constrained by a series of economic and political shocks, which brought about, with the exception of the United Nations system, the withdrawal of donor support to the country.