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10/06/2014 - On June 9, 2014, the President of Benin, Boni Yayi, paid a working visit to the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunis, where he met AfDB President Donald Kaberuka and members of the management team. Discussions focused on AfDB participation and support at the roundtable to be held in Paris from June 17 to 19, 2014 on the funding of development projects in Benin.

Categories: Benin, Tunisia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Health, Private Sector, Infrastructure, Transport, Employment, The President

  • From: 19/06/2014
  • To: 20/06/2014
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria

On average 40-60% of public expenditure goes to social spending in Africa, which calls for improved governance, and voice and accountability in social spending. In order to foster and sustain progress in human development, African countries need to focus on results for the money that they spend on social services.

Categories: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Economic & Financial Governance, Civil Society, Human Capital Development

07/05/2014 - African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Donald Kaberuka, alongside two African leaders, on 7 May 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria, launched a call to action for regional integration in Africa. Called “Visa free travel in Africa”, the initiative, launched at the World Economic Forum on Africa, means to promote travel across the continent by easing visa constraints.

Categories: Benin, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Employment, Youth, Regional Integration, Structural Transformation, The President

17/04/2014 - Grande première, les aquifères de l’Iullemeden et de Taoudeni/Tanezrouft seront gérés dans un cadre de concertation à dimension régionale, promettant ainsi à plus de 25 millions d’habitants de l’Afrique de l’Ouest l’accès à une ressource en eau jusque-là sous-exploitée. En effet, l’Algérie, le Bénin, le Burkina Faso, le Mali, la Mauritanie, le Niger, et le Nigeria ont signé, le 28 mars 2014, un accord qui les engage tous les sept à assurer – de façon collaborative et coordonnée – la gestion, la protection, la conservation et l’usage équitable de ces vastes ressources souterraines, qui s’étendent sur plus de 2,5 millions de km².

Categories: Algeria, Mauritania, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Water Supply & Sanitation, Climate Change, African Water Facility

27/03/2014 - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) convened representatives of the 15 ECOWAS countries for a kick-off workshop on the development of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency National Action Plans and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Action Agendas in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from March 17-19, 2014.

Categories: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Energy & Power, Regional Integration, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)

16/01/2014 - Le Groupe de la BAD va investir près de 70 millions de dollars EU, soit 34 milliards de francs CFA, dans le Projet d’appui aux infrastructures agricoles dans la Vallée de l’Ouémé (PAIA-VO), au Bénin, en vue d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire dans le pays et de créer de la richesse.

Categories: Benin, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Infrastructure, Food Production, Youth, Employment

25/10/2013 - Ten clean energy projects representing a total aggregate investment of over USD 80 million in bio-fuels, solar, biomass and hydro-power initiatives developed by West African entrepreneurs and companies were presented to investors in Accra at the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF).

Categories: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Green Growth Initiative, Green Bonds Program

24/10/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 in Tunis approved a combination of one loan and two grants amounting to US$ 67.19 million to finance the Oueme Valley Agricultural Infrastructure Support Project (PAIA-VO) in Benin.

Categories: Benin, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Poverty Reduction, Board of Directors

05/09/2013 - On the invitation of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the President of the African Development Bank Group, Donald Kaberuka, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, attended the 19th Nigerian Economic Summit as a special guest and panelist in the Presidential Roundtable Discussions moderated by the BBC.

Categories: Nigeria, Cameroon, Benin, Togo, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Regional Integration, Infrastructure, The President

13/08/2013 - African countries have hardly contributed to global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, they are the most affected by climate change, putting livelihoods and natural assets at risk.

Categories: Benin, Madagascar, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Climate Change, Environment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, ADF

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