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Second ADF-13 Replenishment Meeting - Draft Deputies’ Report- Africa’s Fund- for Africa’s Future- Supporting Africa’s Transformation

10-Mar-2014

The Thirteenth General Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF-13) takes place at a time of optimism for Africa as a developing growth pole in the world economy. The words ‘rising’ Africa are being used to characterize the continent. But it is also a time of risks and challenges, old and new, which could undermine or even reverse the achievements to date. Once stable Mali, for example, is fragile, after conflict. Natural resources are being discovered and explored, but these resources must be managed sustainably to ensure equitable and environmentally conscious growth. Productive jobs remain scarce for the growing number of young Africans with higher levels of education and higher expectations

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