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12/10/2017 - Africa’s economic outlook improved in 2017 compared with 2016 and is expected to gain momentum in 2018. GDP growth in 2017 is expected at 3.0% up from 2.2 in 2016 and projected to expand to 3.7% in 2018, the African development Bank said in an updated forecast released in Abidjan on Thursday, 12 October 2017.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance

02/08/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, is championing the transformation of the rural economies of African countries as the fastest way to lift millions of people out of poverty.

Categories: Ghana, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Economic & Financial Governance, The President

19/07/2017 - The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) congratulated Ghana and Seychelles for having well-developed management information systems for their higher education institutions. This was at a technical workshop on Higher Education Management Information Systems (HEMIS) benchmarking organized by ADEA’s Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS) and that of Higher Education (WGHE), in collaboration with the Association of African Universities (AAU). The technical workshop took place in Accra, Ghana, from June 29-30, 2017.

Categories: Ghana, Seychelles, Youth, Education, Economic & Financial Governance

18/07/2017 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé un prêt du Fonds africain de développement (FAD) de 36,232 millions d’Unités de compte (UC), soit 28,9 milliards de Francs CFA en faveur de la Côte d’Ivoire afin de permettre au pays de financer son Programme d’appui à la gouvernance économique et à la croissance (PAGEC).

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Economic & Financial Governance

17/07/2017 - The 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE), held in Khartoum, Sudan, from July 15th to 17th, attracted 47 participants from 17 countries. Among these were three Speakers of Parliament (from Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda), emphasizing the support that the network enjoys at the highest levels. Development partners including UN Women, the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results for Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA), and Independent Development Evaluation of the AfDB also participated.

Categories: Sudan, Economic & Financial Governance, Independent Development Evaluation

30/06/2017 - Countries from the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa have come together to develop strategies to tackle illegal fishing and increase accountability in fisheries practices.

For two days, representatives from the fishing industry, civil society, governments and fishing administrations from Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique, met on Mahe Island, Seychelles, to discuss the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), a global initiative to tackle illegal fishing.

Categories: Seychelles, Partnerships, African Natural Resources Center, Food Production, Employment, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Economic & Financial Governance

09/06/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has encouraged the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows for Côte d’Ivoire to research and develop innovative ideas that will move Africa forward.

Categories: United States of America, Niger, Côte d’Ivoire, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, The President

07/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Governors of Central Banks in Africa have resolved to strengthen cooperation on a range of issues to curb illegal financial outflows, bolster measures to improve tax collection and exchange information to improve monitoring of domestic financial markets.

Categories: India, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, Private Sector

31/05/2017 - E-governance is the future of development, and without it African countries will struggle, says Malawi’s Secretary to the Treasury, Ben Botolo. Featuring on a panel discussion on “Africa-India Partnerships in E-Governance” on Thursday, May 25, at the AfDB’s 52nd Annual Meetings, Botolo said Africa stands to benefit from e-governance as evidence shows that it reduces physical interface, thereby reducing costs.

Categories: India, Economic & Financial Governance, Information & Communication Technology, Partnerships

10/05/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of US$ 226.5 million (ZAR 3 billion) to finance the Namibia Economic Governance and Competitiveness Support Programme (EGCSP).

Categories: Namibia, Economic & Financial Governance

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