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Assessment of the use of “Country Systems” for environmental and social safeguards and their implications for AfDB-financed operations in Africa
FOREWORD Welcome to the second issue of the African Development Bank’s Safeguards and Sustainability Series that offers insights and knowledge pieces produced by the Quality Assurance and Results Department and other Bank units on environmental and social sustainability, climate change and green growth in the context of Africa’s development. Africa is growing faster than most parts of world. This growth is sustained by its great endowments with natural resources which are constantly decreasing because of unsustainable use, ill-planned economic and urban development and climate change, we painfully are coming to realizing that sound environmental management is fundamental for green growth, sustainable development and poverty reduction and that there is a strong correlation between level of governance and socio-economic development and environmental and social performance.