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Framework for Implementation of Capital Adequacy Standards and Good Corporate Governance in African Banks

29-Nov-2004 - The Bank organized this workshop to facilitate a discussion on the issues and options among African bank supervisors, officials from other financial institutions and with international experts. The workshop was organized in collaboration with the Association of African Central Banks and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Secretariat in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Financial Stability Institute of Basel provided technical support to the workshop.

ADF / Tanzania: District Agriculture Sector Investment Project : Increases income of 500,000 rural households

24-Nov-2004 - The ADF today approved the funding of the District Agriculture Sector Investment Project with a loan of 36 million Units of Account (US$ 54 million or 56 billion Tanzanian Shillings) and a grant of 7 million Units of Account (US$ 10.5 million or TZS 11 billion).

Water and Sanitation: Morocco Gets AfDB Support

24-Nov-2004 - The loan of 56.2 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to 66.5 million euros, will be used to help improve the living conditions of the population by providing them with drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities. The project aims at ensuring sustainable supply of drinking water to several towns and cities, to the new tourist and port complexes. It will improve access to drinking water in rural areas that are not on the supply network as well as improve hygiene.

Indian Ocean : ADF stems HIV/AIDS propagation

24-Nov-2004 - The ADF grant (6 million Units of Account or US$ 9 million) seeks to stem HIV/AIDS/STI transmission in and amongst the IOC member states. The Support Project to the Regional Initiative for HIV/AIDS/STI Control in IOC Member Countries will target the migrant populations (migrant/seasonal workers, tourists, seafarers…) that move from island to island, along with the local populations with which they come into contact at ports, tourist locations and hotels…

Water And Sanitation: ADF Supports Uganda’s Small Towns

24-Nov-2004 - The objective of the project is to improve the quality of life and enhance national economic development by ensuring sustainable management of the country’s water resources and provision of adequate water for all. This will enhance the standard of living and promote development in the seven small towns that will benefit from the project. The project involves the provision of adequate water supply and sanitation to the towns concerned, solid waste management, storm water drainage and community mobilization and health education

AfDB Supports Tunisian Road Network Development

24-Nov-2004 - The project aims to reduce transport costs by improving the capacity of paved roads and reducing their width constraints in order to promote the development of intra- and inter-regional trade. The ADB loan will enable the rehabilitation works of 1,256 km of roads of the classified network and the widening of the roads to 7,60 m or more. Monitoring capacity of the road network and supervision of maintenance works will also be strengthened.

Capacity Building: ADF Promotes Efficient Public Service in Lesotho

24-Nov-2004 - The Board of Directors of the ADF approved in Tunis on Wednesday, a grant of 790,000 Units of Account (UA*); equivalent to 1.2 million US dollars to finance Institutional Support to the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MOFDP) and the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPWT).

XIIth Summit of NEPAD's HSGIC

23-Nov-2004 - The NEPAD's Heads of States and Governments Implementation Committee (HSGIC) meets on a regular basis to assess progress in NEPAD. The Bank participates in these meetings, as a core NEPAD stakeholder and technical adviser. During the XIIth Summit, held in Algiers, the Bank's President made an intervention. In addition, a report was prepared by the Bank for the Summit.

The AfDB encourages Development Finance Institutions network in Southern Africa region

22-Nov-2004 - The African Development Bank in conjunction with four partner institutions: the Southern African Development Community- Development Finance Resource Centre (SADC-DFRC), the Joint Africa Institute (JAI), the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) organized the SADC-Development Finance Institutions Risk Management Training Seminar in Cape Town from November 15 to 19, 2004.

Launching of Axle-load Control on Bamako-Ouagadougou-Accra Corridor

18-Nov-2004 - Launching of Axle-load Control on Bamako-Ouagadougou-Accra Corridor Tunis, 18 November 2004. Burkina Faso, Ghana and Mali will launch on 18 December an axle-load control system along the road corridor linking their capitals, within the framework of Road Programme 1 (RP1) financed by the African Development Fund (ADF), with other donors. The decision to implement the Axle-Load Control Programme along the Bamako-Ouagadougou-Accra road corridor was taken by the ministers of transport of the three countries at the close of their meeting on 24...

The ADF helps improve Living Conditions in Rwanda

17-Nov-2004 - The three operations amounting to 36.66 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to 54.95 million US dollars will finance the Inland Lakes Integrated Development and Management Support Project (PAIGELAC) and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Support Loan phase 1. The agreements were signed by Mr. Bisi Ogunjobi, the ADB Group Vice President for West and Central Operations and Mrs. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Secretary of State in charge of economic Planning of Rwanda.

African Countries, Donors, Civil Society Seek Ways to Maximize Development Outcomes

09-Nov-2004 - Tanzanian President Benjamin M’Kapa today opened the second Africa Workshop on Harmonization, Alignment and Managing for Results, urging participants to intensify the coordination and harmonization of their activities in order to accelerate development and poverty reduction, and facilitate the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Namibia, ADB Sign Loan Agreement: Enhancing Broader Access to Social Services

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ADB Group Helps Tanzania Fight Poverty

27-Oct-2004 - To this end, the Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the Bank Group, on Wednesday in Tunis, approved a poverty reduction support loan of 50 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to 73.45 million US dollars for the country. This budget support for fiscal year 2004/2005 will help the government implement its poverty reduction programme and achieve broad-based economic growth. The assistance will focus on agriculture, rural development, human capital and institutional development and...

New ADB Assistance Policy to Post-Conflict Countries: ADB Clears 35% of Burundi’s Arrears

27-Oct-2004 - The intervention comes in the form of a loan of 8 million Units of Account (US$ 11.8 million) approved today by the ADB Group. The fund will enable the ADF to immediately resume lending operations to the country. The new ADB Group assistance to post-conflict countries was approved on 19 July 2004.

ADB Group Supports Rwanda’s Poverty Reduction Efforts

27-Oct-2004 - The support will come in the form of a loan of 21.9 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to 32.17 million US dollars, from the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the ADB, approved by its Board of Directors in Tunis on Wednesday. The government estimates that poverty currently affects 60% of the population. With the support of the ADB Group, the country achieved a two-digit growth rate between 1995-1997, and maintained an annual growth rate of 7.7% up to 2002, to overcome a 50% economic decline caused by the 1994...

ADF supports Burkina Faso to halt desert progression

27-Oct-2004 - In this aim, ADF has approved a loan of UA6.4 million (US$ 9.40 million) to finance the Community Investment Project for Agricultural Fertility (PICOFA). The project area, the Eastern region of Burkina, which is one of the poorest parts of the country, is confronted with this phenomenon of accelerated degradation of soils, natural resources and biodiversity in general, a phenomenon exacerbated in the last decades by the demographic growth impact. Over the time, this trend could cause poverty and social conflicts intensification.

Regional Integration: ADF Seeks to Connect Dar Es Salaam to Kigali by Rail

20-Oct-2004 - The study on the Isaka (Tanzania) - Kigali (Rwanda) railway, for which the ADF today approved funding in the tune of 1.66 million Units of Account (US$ 2.4 million, equivalent to RWF 1.4 billion or TZS 2.6 billion), will contribute to the creation of a transport community program which is efficient and economical and which promotes regional economic integration. The study aims at determining the optimum solution for the operation of a railway line between Isaka and Kigali on the "Central Transport Corridor" with a view to opening up Rwanda.

ADF Supports Post-War Reconstruction in Sierra Leone - ADF Grant will strengthen Public Finance and Energy Sectors

20-Oct-2004 - The Board of Directors of the African development Fund (AfDF), the concessional window of the ADB Group, on Wednesday in Tunis, approved a grant of 2.79 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to 4.10 million US dollars to strengthen the country's public finance and the energy sectors. Sierra Leone witnessed a brutal war between 1990-2000 that displaced half of its population, disrupted the economy and destroyed the infrastructure including the public electricity supply system.

African Development Fund Earmarks Support for Needy Zambian Children

13-Oct-2004 - The African Development Bank Group has decided to assist the government in its efforts to find a solution to this problem with a loan and a grant of 13.66 million Units of Account (UA*) equivalent to 20.06 million US dollars. The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the ADB, approved in Tunis on Wednesday, the loan of 9.77 million UA, equivalent to 14.35 million US dollars and the grant of 3.89 million UA, equivalent to 5.71 million US dollars to finance the child welfare project.