ADI’s training sessions have, so far, focused on improving the design and implementation of Bank-financed operations as identified by countries. In this context, ADI has organized project implementation workshops to familiarize project staff and civil servants of concerned ministries with Bank procurement, disbursement and audit procedures. These workshops have proved to be excellent framework for the exchange of perspectives between Bank staff and national project staff, an exercise that has resulted in greater project implementation effectiveness.
The spectrum of workshop topics has, over time, expanded to include topics such as project cycle management, policy-based allocation of ADF resources and debt sustainability. In addition, ADI organizes seminars in partnership with the Joint Partnership for Africa (JPA, ex. JAI), a tripartite institution funded by the AfDB, the IMF and the World Bank. The institution’s seminars, which constitute an important part of JAI’s program, focus on sector issues such as rural development, integrated water management, poverty reduction strategy, private sector development, NEPAD and regional integration, or governance.