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12/06/2019 - The African Development Bank and the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA), a multi-donor trust fund financed by the Governments of Japan and Austria, today launched the African Agri-Business Engine (AABE) in Malabo. FAPA provides grants for technical assistance activities in Africa, and is one of the components of the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) initiative hosted at the African Development Bank.

Categories: Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


28/05/2019 - The governments of Japan and Austria have approved a $1 million fund to strengthen the participation of the private sector in combating climate change.

Categories: Austria, Japan, Climate Change, Private Sector, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


25/09/2018 - The African Development Bank’s Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA), has provided funds totaling nearly US $2 million to its Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative.

Categories: Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Private Sector, Jobs for Youth in Africa


21/09/2018 - The African Development Bank’s Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA), has approved a grant of US $1 million to Liberia, to provide technical assistance to its fast-growing wood processing industry.

Categories: Liberia, Private Sector, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


13/07/2018 - The African Development Bank, through its Trade Finance operations, and Afreximbank today signed a Grant Agreement to support the development of factoring (a form of debtor finance in which a business sells its accounts receivable (invoices) to a third party (called a factor) at a discount) on the continent. This is a big step towards both institutions’ unrelenting drive and commitment to continue enabling extra and intra-Africa Trade.

Categories: Private Sector, Partnerships, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Trade Finance Program


02/07/2018 - Leveling the playing field for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa is one of FAPA’s (Fund for African Private Sector Assistance) priority goals. To achieve this objective, FAPA donors have approved four projects worth US $3.9 million, bringing the total number of FAPA approved projects to seven and the cumulative grant amount to US $6.4 million since the beginning of this year.

Categories: Private Sector, Partnerships, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


19/06/2018 - To boost agricultural production and productivity in the Sudan, the Bank approved US $42 million in concessional grants from the African Development Fund to support the National Agriculture Investment Plan.

Categories: Sudan, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


08/06/2018 - A Mozambican delegation headed by Economy Minister Adriano Maleiane participated in the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in Busan, Korea, a key conference on economic affairs for the continent at which Finance Ministers from the Bank’s 80 Member States meet with academics, development partners and civil society organizations.

Categories: Mozambique, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Private Sector, Partnerships, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


24/05/2018 - On the sidelines of the African Development Bank Annual Meetings in Busan, Korea, the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) (link is external) donors and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) have signed a grant agreement in support of local supply and utilization of fertilizer by smallholder farmers in Africa.

Categories: Partnerships, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


06/04/2018 - Donors to the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) – consisting of the African Development Bank, the Government of Japan and the Government of Austria – have approved three catalytic projects totaling US $2,480,000 to stimulate the growth of Africa’s small and medium enterprises.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Employment, Partnerships, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


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