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Unlocking the Potential of Africa’s Sub- Regions - Review of Bank Group Assistance to Sub-Regional Development Banks

15-Jan-2014

This review by the Operations Evaluation Department (OPEV) of the African Development Bank (ADB) set out to evaluate the Bank Group assistance to Sub-regional Development Banks during 1998-2008. That assistance included lines of credit (LOCs), equity participation, and technical assistance (TA). The review covered three out of the four sub-regional Development Financial Institutions (DFIs) that benefited from Bank Group assistance.

The three sub-regional banks covered by this review are PTA Bank, EADB and DBSA.Their operations cover three separate regional economic communities (RECs), some with overlapping boundaries. The RECs are EAC, COMESA and SADC respectively. Nine LOCs were analysed, six of which have been fully disbursed, one partially disbursed, and the remaining two, which were approved in 2008, have not been disbursed at all.

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