News & Events
06/01/2017 - In the Middle East and North Africa region, concern with inclusive growth has been nurtured by the Arab uprisings after 2010. This interest partly emanated from the need to understand the root causes of these upheavals and partly from the challenges in the post-uprising era which have seen mounting expectations to improve the conditions of the masses. It is noteworthy that the uprisings mainly occurred against a somewhat paradoxical background of a period of relatively improved economic performance in the region.
19/12/2016 - The African Development Bank, on 19th December 2016, signed a loan of US$ 500 million to finance the Egypt Economic Governance and Energy Support Program Phase II. The loan, which was approved by the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on 13th December 2016, is the second tranche of a three year, US$ 1.5 billion programmatic series, covering the fiscal years 2015/16 to 2017/18 (July-June). It builds on the first phase of the operation, a US$ 500 million loan that was approved in December 2015 and was fully disbursed in early January 2016.
15/12/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a loan of US$ 500 million to finance Egypt’s economic governance and energy support program phase II. The loan is the second tranche of a three year, US$ 1.5 billion programmatic series, covering the fiscal years 2015/16 to 2017/18 (July-June). It builds on the first phase of the operation, a US$ 500 million loan that was approved in December 2015 and was fully disbursed in early January 2016.
15/12/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), through its Egypt Country Office, co-organized a roundtable discussion with the Arab Women Organization on the “The Role of Businesswomen in Achieving Women’s Economic Empowerment” during the sixth Arab Women Organization (AWO) conference in Cairo on December 13 and 14.
06/12/2016 - On the occasion of the 2017 Continental Validation Meeting organized by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) in partnership with the Republic of Egypt, the country’s Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, Ashraf El Shihy, highlighted the core role of ADEA in fostering education, training and development in Africa.
24/11/2016 - The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Leila Mokaddem as the Country Manager for the Central Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office with effect from 1 December 2016. The Central Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office is part of the new business approach of the Bank to accelerate its business and development impacts across Africa. As Country Manager, a new senior executive position in the Bank, Ms. Mokaddem will be responsible for management oversight over country resident representatives and portfolio operations in key countries and serve as the deputy to the Director General in the overall management of the regional office operations.
23/11/2016 - The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) held the 2017 Triennale Continental Validation Meeting in Cairo, Egypt, from November 22 to 23, 2016. The meeting was held under the invitation of His Excellency Prof. Dr. Ashraf El Shihy, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Egypt, President of the African Union’s Specialized Technical Committee on Education, Science and Technology (STC-EST) and Steering Committee Chairperson of ADEA. It will be followed by the 43rd Session of the ADEA Steering Committee from November 24 to 25.
25/05/2016 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Government of Egypt on the sidelines of the AfDB’s Annual Meetings in Lusaka on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 signed two grant agreements amounting to USD 860,000 to help finance water and agriculture projects in Egypt.
07/04/2016 - A recent African Development Bank publication – Addressing informality in Egypt – proposes solutions for addressing informality in Egypt taking into account its disparate definitions as well as the various stakeholders involved in the issue. The publication highlights that labour market dynamics in Egypt have been characterised by three major trends since 1990.
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.