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19/11/2015 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, 18 November 2015 launched its Development Effectiveness Review (DER) on Ethiopia which explores its contribution to the country’s development. The publication examines the progress Ethiopia has made on inclusive growth and explores some of the country’s challenges. It tracks the performance of the Bank’s portfolio against the goals and targets set out in the AfDB’s Results Measurement Framework.
16/11/2015 - Delegates attending the consultative Week for PIDA (Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa), or PIDA Week, taking place at the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan from November 13-17, heard that the most binding constraint to unlocking infrastructure financing in Africa was lack of properly prepared projects, which in turn is due to lack of adequate capacity to prepare large projects.
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12/11/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will launch its Development Effectiveness Review 2015 on Ethiopia on Wednesday, November 18 in Addis Ababa.
The Development Effectiveness Review 2015 for Ethiopia provides a comprehensive report on the Bank’s performance in the country and tracks how the Bank’s operations have contributed to the Ethiopia’s development results. Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, averaging 10% growth over the past decade. Even with high population growth, the country’s per capita income has tripled over the last eight years. This strong economic performance has provided the Ethiopian Government with a platform for pursuing its ambitious national development agenda with the main goal of achieving middle-income country status by 2025.
06/11/2015 - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF); on November 6, concluded a five-day training workshop for government officials on negotiating financial agreements.
Twenty officials representing the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation and other government agencies participated in the training designed to expose officials to aspects of negotiation of financial instruments so that they are better able to explore, develop, and implement strategies to conclude balanced agreements.
04/11/2015 - Jeudi 29 octobre 2015, à Addis-Abeba, le commissaire de l’Union africaine en charge des ressources humaines, des sciences et technologies, Martial De-Paul Ikounga, et la secrétaire exécutive de l’Association pour le développement de l’éducation en Afrique (ADEA), Oley Dibba-Wadda, ont ratifié un addendum au Protocole d’accord qui lie leurs deux institutions, l’ADEA et la Commission de l’Union africaine (CUA).
23/09/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a combined US $30 million soft loan to Benin, Côte d'Ivoire and Ethiopia to be utilized for membership subscriptions in the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). This is a critical step and a prerequisite for ATI to commence its operations within these countries. Under the approvals, Benin and Ethiopia will each receive US $7.50 million, whilst Côte d'Ivoire will receive US $15.0 million.
31/08/2015 - The African Development Bank has launched a report that seeks to empower women to take the lead in agribusiness and agriculture value chains thus participating in Africa’s economic growth process.
27/08/2015 - The office of the Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG) and the Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry (OSAN) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a new report, “Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains” on Thursday, August 27 at its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The event gathered high-level participants, including stakeholders from both the private and public sectors from the countries and sectors examined by the report – cocoa, coffee, cotton and cassava sectors in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, respectively.
26/08/2015 - The ClimDev Africa Special Fund (CDSF) launched its first project in Ethiopia on August 3 to help the country cope with, and build resilience to, climate change by enhancing capacity in climate monitoring, data analysis, interpretation, forecasting and dissemination for use in national decision-making.
24/08/2015 - Trade, regional integration and governance were some of the key subjects that took centre stage at the Meles Zenawi Foundation’s inaugural symposium on Friday, August 21 in Kigali, Rwanda.
During a panel on “The Developmental State in a Globalised World”, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), said trade barriers between nations were inhibiting growth and development on the continent. “Tariffs are an issue; free movement of people and goods is an issue, yet these are the low-hanging fruits,” he said.