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05/11/2015 - Widespread poverty in Africa has been at the top of the agenda at the African Economic Conference (AEC) in Kinshasa. According to Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, this is a scourge that “the continent must not simply manage, but eradicate.” Yet what is the best way to address this problem, and with what resources? Expectations are high. In an interview before the opening of the AEC, Issa Faye, Manager of the AfDB’s Research Division, gives us an insight into the Bank’s approach to this issue.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Partnerships

17/07/2013 - Décidé à Copenhague fin 2009, le Fonds vert pour le climat (FVC) a été officiellement créé en 2010 par les accords de Cancún. À l’heure où le changement climatique bouleverse le quotidien de milliards de personnes, la création de ce fonds répond à une demande forte des pays en développement, désireux de trouver des financements concessionnels pour soutenir leur transition vers un modèle de développement sobre en carbone et résilient au changement climatique.

Categories: Tunisia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Climate Change, Environment, Infrastructure, Green Growth Initiative, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Energy & Power

14/05/2009 - « La réponse de la Banque à la crise actuelle a été principalement la création de la facilité de liquidité d’urgence et de celle pour le financement du commerce….. La BAD est restée très alerte.» -Serge Blaise Zoniaba, Administrateur de la Banque africain de développement pour la République démocratique de Congo (RDC).

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo

08/05/2008 - The Inga Hydro-electric Project has continued to inspire Africa, which badly needs energy to support its development plans. For some years now, the African and international energy community is talking about it, but nothing seems to be happening. Yet the ADB recently disbursed the amounts required to activate the project: 58 million dollars for the rehabilitation of Inga 1 and Inga 2 power plants, and more than 15 million dollars for a study to identify the optimal development scenario of the project. The figures are quite promising: an energy potential of up to 39 000 MW, which is enough to cover the long-term needs of some 800 million Africans.

An overview of the situation with Gilbert Mbesherubusa, Director, Infrastructure, AfDB.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Energy & Power