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24/11/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Algeria have signed an agreement for a €900-million loan to support the country’s industrial and energy competitiveness. This budget support loan provides the Government with the resources needed to offset the drop in its revenue due to the sharp fall in oil prices.

Categories: Algeria, Energy & Power


02/11/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, approved a €900-million loan to Algeria to finance the country’s Industrial and Energy Competitiveness Support Programme (PACIE).

Categories: Algeria, Energy & Power


19/04/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, arrives in Algiers today, Tuesday, April 19, for a two-day official visit. His visit comes on the heels of his participation in the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington.

Categories: Algeria, Private Sector, Partnerships, The President


16/03/2016 - Une nouvelle publication de la Banque africaine de développement, intitulée De la malédiction des ressources à la malédiction de la rente dans la région MENA, souligne la nécessité d’explorer en détails l’expérience rentière des pays d’Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient, une région particulièrement riche en ressources et pourtant relativement absente de la littérature en ce domaine. Car ces économies rentières ne se réduisent pas à la seule rente pétrolière ou gazière.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Economic & Financial Governance


10/03/2016 - Accroitre la compétitivité des pays de l’Afrique du Nord en s’appuyant sur les recommandations du dernier Rapport sur la compétitivité en Afrique, tel était l’objet d’une journée de réflexion organisée par la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), mercredi 9 mars 2016, à Tunis.

Categories: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, Private Sector


26/11/2015 - In its latest analysis on North Africa, “Promoting North African Women’s Employment through SMEs”, the African Development Bank points to a host of significant challenges facing women who strive to set up and own SMEs in the region. These include women’s multiple burdens, legal and cultural barriers, lack of access to training and business related support, limited access to property and credit, absence of effective social networks, and problems associated with economic infrastructure.

Categories: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Gender, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance, Employment


29/04/2015 - The African Development Bank has published a new report on North Africa entitled "Does Foreign Direct Investment Improve Welfare in North African Countries?" Supported by analysis and quantitative data, the report confirms the close links between foreign direct investment (FDI) and the quality of life for people in the six countries of the region (Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt). On the other hand, the picture differs from country to country.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Economic & Financial Governance, Human Capital Development


19/02/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has published a new economic paper on the Middle East and North Africa, entitled "Trade Volume and Economic Growth in the MENA Region: Goods or Services?"

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Information & Communication Technology, Energy & Power, Economic & Financial Governance, Transport


01/12/2014 - In its latest economic publication AfDB underlines once again the paradox that, despite its long history, and its geographical, cultural, religious and linguistic ties, North Africa suffers from a lack of integration. This situation is often explained by the similarity of economic structures and the dissimilarity of the production systems of the countries in the region.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Regional Integration


14/11/2014 - A recent Economic Brief produced by African Development Bank, “Promoting crisis-resilient growth in North Africa”, analyses the root cause behind the Arab Spring and concludes that the uprising was an internally generated crisis, the result of two interwoven processes relating to the patterns of growth and crisis resilience in the region.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Economic & Financial Governance


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