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26/12/2017 - Le directeur général du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) pour l’Afrique du Nord, Mohamed El Azizi, et le ministre tunisien du Développement, de l’Investissement et de la Coopération internationale, Zied Laadhari, ont procédé, le 21 décembre 2017 à Tunis, à la signature de deux accords de prêts relatif, d’une part, au projet d’appui au développement des compétences techniques et technologiques et d’autre part, à celui visant à soutenir la mise en œuvre du plan National Stratégique-Tunisie Digitale 2020.

Categories: Morocco, Information & Communication Technology


21/12/2017 - L’enclavement numérique de la Centrafrique devrait trouver prochainement une solution. La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a en effet décidé, vendredi 15 décembre 2017, à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, d’accorder un don de 16,7 millions d’euros afin d’assurer le financement de la composante centrafricaine du projet de la Dorsale à fibre optique d’Afrique centrale (CAB). L’Union européenne (UE) contribuera, pour sa part, à hauteur de 16,6 millions d’euros à ce projet d’un coût total d’investissement de 33,3 millions d’euros.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Regional Integration, Information & Communication Technology


11/12/2017 - Thousands of small and medium enterprises in Mauritius will benefit from a US $100-million loan to the country from the African Development Bank.

The Bank approved the loan through its public sector window to MauBank Holdings Ltd. in Mauritius to expand its SME business across sectors and foster private sector investments in a wide range of sectors, such as manufacturing, trade, agriculture, aquaculture, ICT and transport. The facility will promote inclusive growth in the country.

Categories: Mauritius, The High 5s, Information & Communication Technology, Transport, Agriculture & Agro-industries


06/12/2017 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, lundi 4 décembre 2017, à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, un prêt d’un montant de 85 millions de dollars américains (EU) pour financer le Projet d’appui au développement des compétences techniques et technologiques en Tunisie.

Categories: Tunisia, Information & Communication Technology


10/11/2017 - The Board of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of €71.56 million to support the implementation of ‘Digital Tunisia 2020’ National Strategic Plan. The Tunisian government is contributing €63.4 million, bringing the total cost of the project to €134.96 million.

Categories: Tunisia, Information & Communication Technology


19/09/2017 - Agriculture, which employs 70% of Togo's workforce and contributes nearly 39% of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is the mainstay of Togo’s economy.

In the effort to modernise agriculture, the government received assistance from the African Development Bank (AfDB) which enabled the creation of an e-wallet project that has transformed the lives of many of the country's agricultural producers.

Categories: Togo, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Information & Communication Technology


31/05/2017 - E-governance is the future of development, and without it African countries will struggle, says Malawi’s Secretary to the Treasury, Ben Botolo. Featuring on a panel discussion on “Africa-India Partnerships in E-Governance” on Thursday, May 25, at the AfDB’s 52nd Annual Meetings, Botolo said Africa stands to benefit from e-governance as evidence shows that it reduces physical interface, thereby reducing costs.

Categories: India, Economic & Financial Governance, Information & Communication Technology, Partnerships


25/05/2017 - Making a difference in people’s lives requires effective and high quality operations for long-term impacts. Effective tracking and transparency in achieving impact are instrumental to achieve the High 5 goals.

To scale up its impact, the African Development Bank announced the winners of the Africa Development Impact during its Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India, on May 24, 2017, with Lerato Mbele acting as master of ceremony and Nollywood actress Omotola J. Ekeinde handing over the awards.

Categories: India, Tanzania, Ghana, Morocco, Mauritania, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation


13/12/2016 - On Friday, December 9, 2016, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved a loan of €31.4 million and a grant of €12.5 million to the Republic of Niger to finance the national component of the project of the Trans-Saharan fiber-optic backbone (DTS). By establishing links between Niger, Chad, Algeria and Nigeria, and by consolidating their interconnections with other neighbouring countries (Benin and Burkina Faso), the backbone will increase access to high speed broadband, guaranteeing quality telecommunication services at an affordable price for both Nigerian and Chadian populations and businesses.

Categories: Niger, Information & Communication Technology


16/11/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US $10-million equity investment in the Technology and Innovation in Developing Economies (TIDE) Fund I to boost production and growth in Africa

Categories: Information & Communication Technology, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Health


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