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30/04/2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has affirmed cognizance of the strategic role of sustainable procurement and governance and has approved the Policy paper entitled: Mutual Reliance for procurement in joint co-financed public sector operations between African Development Bank and European Investment Bank

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance


24/04/2018 - The President of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya, ratified the agreement to establish the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) on April 13, 2018 in the presence of his cabinet. Cameroon is the 25th Member State to ratify the treaty.

Categories: Cameroon, African Legal Support Facility, Partnerships, Economic & Financial Governance


  • From: 24/04/2018
  • To: 29/04/2018
  • Location: Tanzania (Dar es Salam and Dodoma), and Kigali, Rwanda

President Akinwumi Adesina is attending the 2018 anniversary of the union between the Republic of Tanganyika and the People’s Republic of Zanzibar that gave birth to the United Republic of Tanzania.

Categories: Tanzania, Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, Transport, Infrastructure, The President


12/04/2018 - With the support of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), the Government of Uganda has successfully signed an agreement with a consortium of American and Italian firms to finance and construct a US $4-billion refinery in the country’s Hoima district. The project will be a joint venture with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC), a limited liability oil company owned by the Government of Uganda.

Categories: Uganda, Economic & Financial Governance, African Legal Support Facility, Partnerships


19/03/2018 - The Board of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of US $30 million to support the establishment of Rwanda Innovation Fund (RIF). The main objective of the project is to promote innovation economy in Rwanda and the East African Community (EAC) region. The resource will be used to establish an investment vehicle focused on funding Tech-Enabled Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and to develop the country’s entrepreneurial/innovation ecosystem capacity.

Categories: Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance, Industrialization


09/02/2018 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) apporte un appui budgétaire à la République centrafricaine comme prévu dans son plan de trésorerie.

C’est dans cette dynamique que le ministre centrafricain de l’économie, du plan et de la coopération, Gouverneur de la Banque, Felix Moloua et le Responsable-pays de la BAD pour la RCA, Joel Sibaye Tokindang, ont signé le 5 février 2018 à Bangui, un accord de don d’environ 10,2 millions de dollars américains destiné à financer la seconde phase du Programme d’appui aux réformes économiques et financières (PAREF II).

Categories: Central African Republic, Economic & Financial Governance


06/12/2017 - Africa needs industrialization to achieve prosperity and a decent standard of living for its citizens. But this can only be achieved through good governance policies and infrastructure development. The lack of these two critical factors have largely undermined the industrialization trajectory in most African countries. Given this scenario, the industrial settlement framework as well as tax policies, are particular dynamics to be looked into.

Categories: Ethiopia, Economic & Financial Governance


05/12/2017 - Unless there is a good focus on agricultural and economic transformation, efforts at structural transformation of African countries won’t amount to much, says Neway Gebreab, former advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance


04/12/2017 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, lundi 4 décembre 2017 à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, le nouveau Document de stratégie-pays (DSP) pour la Centrafrique, qui va servir de cadre de référence pour les interventions de la Banque entre 2017 et 2021 et soutenir le Plan national de relèvement et de consolidation de la paix du pays.

Categories: Central African Republic, Economic & Financial Governance


29/11/2017 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé le 28 novembre 2017, à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, un don de 14 millions de dollars américains et une garantie partielle de crédit de la Facilité d’appui à la transition (FAT) de 31 millions de dollars EU afin de financer la première phase du Programme d’appui à la compétitivité économique (PACE I) à Madagascar.

Categories: Madagascar, Economic & Financial Governance


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