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23/05/2016 - Urbanisation of cities is now characterised with slums due to lack of planning by some local government authorities, says UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General Aisa Kirabo Kacyira.

Categories: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Infrastructure


27/05/2014 - In recent years Africa has been making great strides in policy development and at present looks very prepared to move from principle into practice on this. Some leaders say now is the time to boost Africa's industrialisation efforts and that capacity building, which is critical to the continent's emergence, will play an essential role in this.

Categories: Rwanda, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Employment, Structural Transformation, Youth


23/05/2014 - Microsoft has proposed a series of measures to African governments to promote the use of information and communications technology (ICT) among unemployed youth. Under this partnership, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest $20 million in technology to boost access to ICT across Africa.

Categories: Rwanda, Information & Communication Technology, Health, Education, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Employment


22/05/2014 - Given its remarkable growth in the past decades, Africa has been hailed as the next frontier for opportunity and a potential global growth pole. Political conflicts have declined, economic growth is robust and economic management, governance and political stability have improved. However, Anne Kabagambe, Chief of Staff and Director of the African Development Bank President’s Cabinet, largely dwelled on what should be done differently if we want a prosperous continent in the next half century.

Categories: Rwanda, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance


22/05/2014 - Africa is at a crossroads. In 50 years, the African Development Bank has become a leading player in development. On the occasion of his participation in the AfDB Annual Meetings in Kigali, World Bank Vice-President Makhtar Diop hailed Africa's strong performance under the leadership of the AfDB over past decades.

Categories: Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, The President


06/11/2012 - The Director of Financial Integration at the West African Monetary Institute, Eunice Egbuna, a Nigerian national, discusses the importance of girls’ education in Africa’s development on the occasion of the 2012 African Economic Conference, which concluded Friday, November 2 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Categories: Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance


31/10/2012 - “Partnering with think tanks needs to be part and parcel of the Bank’s effort to become a strong knowledge broker.” – Hau Sing Tse, Executive Director of the African Development Bank for Canada, China, South Korea and Kuwait

Categories: Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance


30/10/2012 - “Parliamentarians, civil society organizations and journalists are the key players who can contribute to good governance… These groups can play a significant part in combatting corruption and capital flight in particular… Capital flight drains the resources of a nation and hence, retards economic growth.”

Categories: Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance


30/10/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) jointly launched the African Economic Conference (AEC) in Kigali, Rwanda, on Tuesday, October 30 to discuss “Inclusive and Sustainable Development in an Age of Economic Uncertainty”.

Categories: Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance


29/10/2012 - The 7th edition of the African Economic Conference (AEC) is gearing up for huge rush of leaders and scholars from Africa and around the world to come to Kigali, Rwanda. This year’s AEC will be held from October 30 to November 2, 2012 on the theme of the continent’s prospects for sustainable and inclusive growth in the context of the global economic crisis.

Categories: Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance, The President, Chief Economist's Office