The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

Open Data for Africa

The Open Data for Africa platform is a response from the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) aimed at boosting access to quality data necessary for managing and monitoring development results in African countries, including the millennnium development goals. It responds to a number of important global and regional initiatives increase the availability of data on Africa.  It will foster evidence-based decision-making, public accountability, and good governance. The initiative forms part of the worldwide effort to strengthen statistical capacity, articulated in the Busan Action Plan for Statistics (BAPS), which was endorsed by the international community at the High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, which took place in Busan, Korea, between 28 November and 1 December 2011. Read more

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By 2020, in some countries, yields from rainfed agriculture could be reduced by up to 50%

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