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First ADF-11 Replenishment Meeting – Chair’s Summary


ADF Deputies, joined by Representatives of Beneficiary Countries and International Development Institutions, met for the first meeting of the ADF-XI Replenishment in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, on 14-15 March 2007. The President of Tanzania, H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, addressed the participants. He drew attention to the needs of Africa and the importance of the ADF, illustrated by examples of ADF’s positive development impact in Tanzania. President Kikwete saw the Replenishment as an opportunity to scale up assistance in line with donor commitments and to improve predictability and harmonization in order to make faster progress. The African Development Bank President, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, welcomed the participants and thanked the Government of Tanzania for hosting the meeting. He highlighted the mutual accountability of the international community and African countries to deliver on the Millennium Development Goals and emphasized the Bank Group’s growing institutional capacity

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