Publications

10-Dec-2019

Togo - Rapport d'élaboration des bilans alimentaires 2014 - 2017

Les Bilans Alimentaires constituent un Outil efficace de suivi de la sécurité alimentaire. En effet, ils sont utiles pour faire une évaluation détaillée de la situation alimentaire et agricole dans le pays, en fournissant la disponibilité énergétique, ainsi que la disponibilité de certains macronutriments tels que les protéines et les lipides. Certains indicateurs comme les taux d’autosuffisance alimentaire (TAS) et les taux de dépendance des importations (TDI) permettent de connaître respectivement les produits pour lesquels la production locale arrive à couvrir les utilisations nationales,...
10-Dec-2019

Côte d'Ivoire - Resultats des bilans alimentaires 2014 - 2017

Le Présent rapport présente la synthèse des résultats des bilans alimentaires « ex-post » de la Côte d’Ivoire pour la période 2014-2017. Il présente les concepts, les définitions et situe le contexte dans lequel les bilans alimentaires sont élaborés. Il fait enfin une analyse des disponibilités calorifiques, protéiniques et lipidiques, des Taux d’Autosuffisance (TAS) et des Taux de Dépendance des Importations (TDI
03-Dec-2019

Somalia - Consumer Price Index - October 2019

The All Groups CPI was 116.25 in the month of October 2019, compared with 116.07 in the month of September 2019. The monthly change, October 2019 compared to September 2019, was a decrease of 0.15 percent. This is compared to a monthly increase of 0.57 percent in the previous month of September 2019. The most significant monthly price increases were Transport (+2.11%). Most of the upwards contribution came from prices of Fuel and lubricants. (+9.01%) (Chart 2). Over the twelve months to the month of October 2019 (inflation rate), the All Groups CPI decreased to 4.15 percent, compared with 5....
02-Dec-2019

Somaliland - Monthly Consumer Price Index - October 2019

The Annual Food Crops Inflation increased 10.9 percent for the year ending October 2019 compared to 10.5 percent recorded during the year ended September 2019. The drivers of changes were Mangoes, avocado pea increase to 8.5 percent for the year ending October 2019 compared to 7.1 percent registered the year ending September 2019. Melon inflation registered an increase 27.6 percent for the year ending October 2019 compared to the 26.7 percent recorded for the year ended September 2019.Similarly, Garlic (Toon) inflation increased 18.4 percent for the ending year ending October 2019 compared to...
26-Nov-2019

SADC Harmonised Consumer Price Indices (HCPI) - September 2019

This is the ninety-seventh issue in series since the launch of news releases on SADC HCPI initiative. It provides updates up to September 2019 on HCPI for SADC Member States.
26-Nov-2019

HCPI – COMESA Monthly News Release - September 2019

The year on year, inflation rate (annual percentage change) in the COMESA region as measured by the Harmonized Consumer Price Index (HCPI-COMESA) stood at 23.4% for the month of September 2019, up from 22.8% registered in August 2019. A year earlier, the rate was 23.8%. The month on month inflation rate in the COMESA region as measured by HCPI-COMESA stood at 2. 5% for the month of September 2019, up from 2.0% registered in August 2019. It was 2.1% in September 2018.
18-Nov-2019

Mainstreaming gender in our climate action for sustainable impact

Climate change and gender inequalities are inextricably linked. On the one hand, climate change hinders progress towards gender equality and impedes efforts to reduce poverty; on the other hand, gender inequality can exacerbate the effects of climate change. Therefore, gender mainstreaming should not only be considered as an aspect requiring attention in actions to mitigate climate risks, but also as an important factor for adaptation to ensure success and sustainability. Women are not only affected by climate change differently than men, they also contribute to climate change action in a...
18-Nov-2019

Climate information services

Climate disasters threaten to undermine the record growth being experienced across Africa, with the greatest impacts on the most vulnerable sectors; power supply in energy, hunger and food insecurity in agriculture, new and emerging diseases in health, and interruptions to transport and trade in infrastructure. From 2005 to 2015, Africa experienced a high number of disasters that affected 180 million people. An average of 157 disasters were recorded each year, affecting nearly 10,000 people annually. Most notable are the 2015-2016 El Niño floods across the Horn and southern parts of Africa;...
18-Nov-2019

Paving the way for climate-resilient infrastructure: Building sustainable cities and low-carbon mobility in Africa

Africa is the continent with the most rapidly growing urban population, with more than 80% of its population growth expected to occur in cities over the next 30 years. An estimated $20-25 billion per year needs to be invested in basic urban infrastructure, and an additional $20 billion per year in housing to respond to urban population growth—these investments need to be climate-proofed to ensure a sustainable pathway for urban buildout. This surge in population is paired with rapid urbanization and increased transportation. Consequently, harmful emissions from transportation are growing...
18-Nov-2019

Feed and prosper Africa today and tomorrow

Whereas Africa contributes less than 5% of global greenhouse gas emission, most of which are attributed to Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU), the continent is the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Africa's agriculture is highly dependent on nature. Increased frequency of extreme weather events have exacerbated climate vulnerability of rural communities with negative impact on their incomes and food security. Almost all African countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) include AFOLU for both adaptation and mitigation targets. Africa’s vulnerability to...
18-Nov-2019

Clean energy to power Africa’s future

Africa’s vulnerability to climate change means it faces the double challenge of integrating climate change considerations in the pursuit of economic growth and development for its citizens. Africa’s energy sector is central to the advancement of the continent’s growth. Close to 600 million citizens still lack access to affordable and reliable energy, which holds back economic progress, and sets back the continent’s GDP by an estimated 4 percent annually. However, compared to most fossil fuel-dependent industrialized countries, the energy transition in Africa presents an unprecedented...
18-Nov-2019

Ensuring Africa’s Resilience to Climate Change

The project aims to improve the quality of life of the population through improved access to drinking water and sanitation in semi-urban and rural areas. It stems from the Kigali Action Plan initiative adopted by African Union Heads of States and Governments to assist member countries that failed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) relating to water and sanitation. However, attaining this objective is threatened by climate change. Chad is very vulnerable to climate change and projections indicate a decrease in rainfall, at more than 20% by 2030 and 30% by 2050. Over the last...
14-Nov-2019

Working Paper 326 - Youth Jobs, Skill and Educational Mismatches in Africa

Abstract: This paper contributes to the empirical literature on the incidence of skill and educational mismatches of African youth and explores the linkages between job mismatch and wages, job satisfaction, and on-the-job search. It uses school-to-work transition survey datasets from 10 African countries and controls for unobserved heterogeneity, sample selection bias and endogeneity problems during the estimation of job mismatch. Results show that skill and educational mismatches are prevalent in Africa: 17.5% of employed youth are overskilled, 28.9% underskilled, 8.3% overeducated and 56.9...
13-Nov-2019

Estimating Investment Needs for the Power Sector in Africa 2016-2025

How much investment is needed to realize the African Development Bank´s (AfDB) New Deal on Energy for Africa (the New Deal)? This is the overriding question that is thoroughly analyzed from the bottom-up for 54 countries in Africa, covering generation, inter-connectors, transmission and distribution (T&D), mini-grids and off-grid access options. Underlying the analysis is an unprecedented collection of data, high-resolution regional power investment optimization and a tailor-made access expansion model for the continent. The answer to this question is an average annual investment of 29-39...
12-Nov-2019

Towards a climate-smart Africa - The AfDB and CIF partnership - November 2019

The African Development Bank plays an important role as a CIF implementing entity, advancing a growing portfolio of projects in renewable energy, forestry, and resilience solutions in Africa. With CIF support, the Bank currently finances 39 investment plans in 27 countries and 1 region to transform their economies through renewables, sustainable transport, climate resilience and sustainable forest solutions. As of November 2019, the African Development Bank had 26 CIF projects approved for $ 2.779 billion (AfDB $ 1.904 billion, CIF $ 0.875 billion). These are supporting 880 MW of...
11-Nov-2019

2019 Visa Openness Index Report

The Africa Visa Openness Index measures how open African countries are when it comes to visas by looking at what they ask of citizens from other countries in Africa when they travel. It aims to show at a glance which countries are facilitating travel for citizens of other countries and how; whether they allow people to travel to their country without a visa, if travellers can get a visa on arrival in the country, or if visitors need to get a visa before travel.
04-Nov-2019

Policy Brief - Strengthening Private Sector Engagement in the Oil and Gas Value Chain in Uganda

The discovery of oil and gas in Uganda has created unprecedented opportunities that can stimulate sustainable development. One of the tools to achieving value creation through the newfound resource is through enhanced private sector engagement, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) given their presence across sectors. Nevertheless, the lack of understanding of the oil and gas value chain and applicable standards may hinder the effective participation of SMEs, thus affecting their ability to boost local skills development, job creation and inclusive economic development. In...
04-Nov-2019

Policy Brief - Strengthening Private Sector Engagement in the Oil and Gas Value Chain in Kenya

Oil and gas finds in Kenya present a unique opportunity that can cement the path towards sustainable development. Enhanced SME engagement in the sector is a critical lever for sustainable development. Together with micro enterprises, SMEs are estimated to contribute about 33.8% to Kenya’s GDP and employ close to 14.9 million Kenyans. These figures are likely to rise if SMEs are strengthened to sustainably participate in the nascent oil and gas sector. Nevertheless, SME sustainability is considerably constrained due to inadequate capacity, lack of information on market and quality standards,...
04-Nov-2019

Issue Paper - Strengthening Private Sector Engagement in the Oil and Gas Value Chain in Uganda and Kenya

This paper is a product of the Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC) and the Extractives Baraza (EB) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) through the Africa Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and the African Natural Resource Centre (ANRC), under a grant from the Ford Foundation to support Uganda and Kenya’s Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) working in value chain of the oil and gas sector.
29-Oct-2019

Africa Economic Brief - China’s Presence in Africa: A Boon or a Bust? - Volume 10 | Issue 1

While an increasing number of people agree that the major challenge facing humanity today is global warming, the defining geo-political challenge is who will dominate the planet economically, politically and militarily in the decades to come? Will it remain a unipolar world with the United States the sole superpower, as it has been since the fall of the Soviet Union? Or will it be displaced by a rapidly emerging China seeking to dominate its closest neighbors, while replacing the West as the dominant rule-setter globally, including within multilateral institutions. Will it move from following...