The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more

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21/05/2019 - The African Development Bank has commissioned a study into the contribution of the jewelry manufacturing industry and its potential for job creation for women and youth in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Guinea.

Categories: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Gender, Employment, Industrialization, Youth


25/04/2019 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD 80 million line of credit to the Botswana Development Corporation Ltd (“BDC”) to help the country’s industrialization and regional integration.

Categories: Botswana, Industrialization, Regional Integration


27/03/2019 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé un financement de 268 millions d’euros pour mettre en œuvre la seconde phase du Programme d’appui à l’accélération de l’industrialisation au Maroc (PAAIM II).

Categories: Morocco, Industrialization


21/02/2019 - The Fashionomics Africa initiative of the African Development Bank, together with the African Union, the AfroChampions initiative, and other institutional partners and private operators, launched the Pan-African Fashion initiative on 9 February during the recent AU meetings in Addis Ababa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Industrialization, Partnerships


12/02/2019 - As a child growing up in China, Irene Yuan Sun had never even seen plastic wrapping (“cling film”) until 1980 when her father brought back a whole suitcase full from Japan, presenting it proudly to friends and colleagues at work as gifts.

Categories: China, Industrialization


10/02/2019 - “We are working hard with governments to improve transparency, governance, accountability and project delivery across the continent. Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future,” Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank said at the World Peace Summit of Global Leaders.

Categories: Korea, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Industrialization, Nutrition, The President


09/11/2018 - The industrialise Africa session at the Africa Investment Forum ran late into the evening on Thursday, with delegates focussing on how to drive investment, expand trade and industry and create African industrial champions.

Categories: South Africa, Industrialization, The High 5s


24/09/2018 - Opportunities for investment in Africa often outweigh the obstacles, according to leading African companies included in the African Development Bank’s first Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report.

Categories: Private Sector, Industrialization


22/05/2018 - The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank opened in Busan, Korea, on Monday with a call on African Governments to create the right environment for the private sector to lead the continent’s industrial revolution. Participants also advocated for a balance between the role of the State and the private sector.

Categories: Korea, Industrialization, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


22/05/2018 - The rapid economic development in Korea is an inspiration and a model to African economies, said African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina.

Categories: Korea, Industrialization, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


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