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14/07/2017 - It was during a beautiful breathy summer in Santa Fe, Mexico City, that the 18th International Economic Association (IEA) World Congress was held between 19 and 24, June 2017. Seating 2,2oo meters above sea-level, this white-collar business district in the South Western hills of Mexico City harbors modern high-rise office and apartment buildings occupied by multinational corporations such as Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia and many others.

Categories: Mexico, Chief Economist's Office


11/07/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Sunday, 10 July 2016 announced the appointment of Dr. Celestin Monga, a Cameroonian national and currently the Managing Director at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as the Bank’s Chief Economist and Vice President, Economic Governance and Knowledge Management.

Categories: Chief Economist's Office


20/08/2015 - The Meles Zenawi Foundation in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Rwanda is holding its inaugural symposium on August 21, in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme “The African Democratic Developmental State.”

Categories: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, The President, Chief Economist's Office


  • From: 21/08/2015
  • To: 21/08/2015
  • Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Inaugural Meles Zenawi Foundation Symposium focuses on “The African Democratic Developmental State”.

The inaugural Meles Zenawi Foundation (MZF) symposium on development took place in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, on August 21, 2015. The symposium was a partnership between the MZF, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Rwandan Government.

Categories: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Human Capital Development, Gender, Partnerships, Economic & Financial Governance, The President, Chief Economist's Office


19/08/2015 - African Development Bank Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa was guest speaker at the annual lecture of the Nigerian Economic Society on Thursday, August 13.

Categories: Nigeria, Human Capital Development, Chief Economist's Office


04/08/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Government of the Republic of Korea signed a 2007 Technical Cooperation Agreement on Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC). Based on this, the African Development Institute (EADI) of the AfDB has been overseeing “The Next African Leader Programme” with grant support from the KOAFEC Trust Fund under the Human Resources Development pillar.

Categories: Korea, Chief Economist's Office


07/05/2015 - The 2015 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank will explore the theme of ‘Africa and the new global landscape’, with special focus on Africa’s approach to three critical global developments in 2015.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Partnerships, General Secretariat, Chief Economist's Office


25/03/2015 - The issue of enhancing trade is key to helping African countries become emerging economies, African Development Bank’s Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President said during the recent International Conference on the Emergence of Africa.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Regional Integration, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance, Chief Economist's Office


10/02/2015 - The African Development Bank has a busy schedule ahead as mining companies, investors, ministers, regulators policy-makers, civil society and the world's media gather at the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba Conference in Cape Town.

Categories: South Africa, African Legal Support Facility, African Natural Resources Center, Chief Economist's Office


03/12/2014 - Trade finance is essential for international trade. This financial intermediation helps firms to manage risks inherent in international transactions, improve their liquidity and enable them to optimally invest to enhance their growth. It is for this reason that, in 2013, the Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a US $1-billion trade finance (TF) program to support African trade and provide financing to underserved African-based financial institutions and enterprises.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance, Trade Finance Program, Chief Economist's Office


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