Special Initiatives


Multi-Donor Arrangement for the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA)

En décembre 2004, les Conseils d’administration ont approuvé la Stratégie du Groupe de la Banque pour le développement du secteur privé (stratégie PSD). En janvier 2008, le Conseil d’administration a approuvé une mise à jour de la stratégie PSD et un plan de développement des opérations du secteur privé (PSO) pour le travail du département du secteur privé (OPSM). La mise à jour de la stratégie PSD réaffirme la conviction de la Banque qu’un développement ascendant accéléré du secteur privé constitue la clé de la réalisation des objectifs du millénaire pour le développement.

Multi-Donor Governance Trust Fund

Governance is becoming a more prominent area of focus for many African countries and development partners. Good governance and anti-corruption have been clearly highlighted in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness1 as areas where more support to country efforts and coordination is needed, in order to improve development performance. For the Bank, these development challenges are articulated in the 2008-2012 Governance Strategic Directions and Action Plan (GAP).

Framework Document for the Establishment of the Climdev-Africa Special Fund (CDSF)

The lack of appropriate climate information is a major obstacle to addressing the challenges of climate change in Africa, and has led to calls by African leaders and development partners to improve the provision and use of appropriate climate information to promote sustainable development planning in Africa. Climate for Development in Africa Program (ClimDev-Africa) is a joint initiative of the African Development Bank, the Commission of the African Union (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) that seeks ways of overcoming the lack of necessary climate information...

The African Development Bank Group Response to the Economic Impact of the Financial Crisis

Management prepared a discussion paper for the Board containing proposals for the African Development Bank Group’s response to the impact of the crisis, including accelerated support to RMCs. This framework encompassed three initiatives, namely the establishment of an Emergency Liquidity Facility, a Trade Finance Initiative and various actions to be taken to accelerate and increase support to and resources for ADF countries.

The Africa Food Crisis Response

The Africa Food Crisis Response (AFCR) is the Bank’s framework for accelerated support to Regional Member Countries (RMCs) affected by increased food prices. The specific objectives of the AFCR are: i) reduce vulnerability of the poor to high and unstable food prices; ii) support broad based growth through increased agricultural productivity, market participation, and strengthened government policies for sustainable agricultural development; and iii) strengthen adequate capacity in Government to ensure an enabling environment for sustainable agriculture growth including by the private sector...

Framework for the Establishment of the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism

In June 2006, the Agricultural Ministers of the African Union Member States met at the Conference for an African Green Revolution in Abuja, Nigeria. One of the major agreements resulting from this multilateral Summit was the establishment of an Africa Fertilizer Development Financing Mechanism (AFFM), the main purpose of which is to enhance agricultural productivity by promoting the use of fertilizers. The Summit charged the African Development Bank with the responsibility of establishing the AFFM by 2007.

Instrument for the Establishment of the African Water Facility Special Fund (Administered by the African Development Bank)

On March 18, 2000, during the Second World Water Forum, at The Hague, in the Netherlands, African Ministers of Water Resources and stakeholders endorsed the African Water Vision and a Framework for Action for an "Africa where there is an equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources for poverty alleviation, socio-economic development, regional cooperation and the environment"

NEPAD - Proposal for the Establishment of a NEPAD Support Unit

At the request of the Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee (HSGIC) of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the Bank has become involved in providing technical assistance and advisory services in support of the implementation of this Initiative since November 2001. In supporting the NEPAD, the Bank Group acknowledged that NEPAD is consistent with its Vision, the goal of which is poverty reduction and sustainable growth of African economies1 . This perceived consistency has remained valid through the process of implementation of the NEPAD, and has encouraged...

African Water Facility Operational Programme for 2005 - 2009

The African Water Facility (AWF) is an initiative led by the African Council of Ministers (AMCOW) to mobilize resources to finance water resources development activities in Africa. The Facility has been established within the context of the Africa Water Vision and the Millennium Development goals (MDGs). The African Development Bank is hosting the Facility on the request of AMCOW.

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative - Framework for Implementation: “A Regional Response to Africa’s Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Crises”

Africa has the lowest total water supply coverage of any region in the world. Currently about 300 million people in Africa do not have access to safe water and about 313 million have no access to sanitation. This situation exacts a heavy toll on the health and economic progress of African countries. The Africa Water Vision was presented at the Second World Water Forum in The Hague, 2000, as part of the World Water Vision and represents Africa’s efforts at addressing the impending African water crises.