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04/12/2017 - To achieve structural transformation on the continent, Africa must look for homegrown solutions and learn from its own experience, participants at the 12th African Economic Conference (AEC) heard Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, Chief Economist's Office


01/12/2017 - Although Africa has registered strong economic growth in recent years, this growth is not inclusive. Poverty and inequality prevail.

What is the role of African governments to drive industrialization in their countries? What makes industrial policies effective? What institutional and regulatory environment should governments pursue to promote industrialization? And what are the experiences of African countries that have adopted industrialization strategies and policies? For such countries, what factors have ensured successful implementation?

These are some of the key questions to be addressed at the 12th African Economic Conference, which opens Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia


24/11/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board of Directors approved on Wednesday, November 22 a US $83.64-million African Development Fund (ADF) loan and US $14.15-million ADF grant to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, to finance part of the cost for the Addis Ababa Transmission and Distribution System Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project (AATDRUP).

Categories: Ethiopia, Energy & Power


11/10/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners have launched a specialized training programme for entrepreneurs and startups in the textile, apparel and accessories (TA&A) sector in Africa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Partnerships


22/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday, September 21, 2017, joined partners from the African Union Commission, African governments, key United Nations agencies and development finance institutions to renew support for African countries’ industrialization.

Categories: Zambia, Ethiopia, United States of America, Infrastructure, Partnerships


22/09/2017 - African leaders, UN officials, and representatives of international finance institutions and of the private sector met on Thursday, September 21 at the United Nations Headquarters to reaffirm their commitment to a broad-based international partnership to industrialize Africa in a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner. The African Development Bank was represented by Amadou Hott, the Bank’s Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth.

Categories: Zambia, Ethiopia, United States of America, Private Sector, Partnerships


08/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has emphasized the need to ensure coherence between the East Africa’s regional integration agenda and the engagement of the Horn of Africa countries’ engagements at the multilateral level.

African Development Bank Director General, Eastern Africa, Gabriel Negatu, made this call at the first Regional Dialogue on WTO accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa Region, which concluded in Nairobi on August 30, 2017.

Categories: Ethiopia, Sudan, Comoros, South Sudan, Regional Integration


  • From: 12/09/2017
  • To: 15/09/2017
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB), collaborating with other partners, is undertaking preparatory arrangements for the AMCOMET - Africa Hydromet Forum, which is scheduled to take place at the headquarters of the African Union Commission, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 12th to 15th September 2017.

Categories: Ethiopia, Climate Change, Partnerships, Civil Society, Private Sector


  • From: 04/12/2017
  • To: 06/12/2017
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The 2017 African Economic Conference (AEC) will be held from December 4-6 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the theme, ‘Governance for Structural Transformation.’

AEC will among other things, foster dialogue that promotes the exchange of ideas and innovative thinking among researchers, development practitioners and African policymakers.

Categories: Ethiopia


04/07/2017 - The Government of Japan and the African Development Bank have signed a Letter of Intent to launch the Japan-Africa Energy Initiative (JAEI) to provide significant support to the New Deal on Energy for Africa which aims to achieve universal access to energy by 2025, using available energy sources and the most advanced technologies.

Categories: Japan, Ethiopia, Partnerships, Energy & Power, The President


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