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For a prosperous Africa in the next half a century, its growth story must go along with peace: Kabagambe

22-May-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.

Leadership, development financing spur optimism for Africa’s future: Ncube

19-May-2014 - As Africa transforms under the leadership of the African Development Bank Group, its Chief Economist and Vice-President, Mthuli Ncube, looks at what could make a difference: visionary leadership and pragmatic approaches to policy-making.

Africa’s economic future depends on role of women, says Fraser-Moleketi

19-May-2014 - Africa is at a critical juncture in its development trajectory.

Entretien avec Leon ISAACS, Pdg de DMA : « Il y aura toujours une demande pour les transferts d’argent »

04-Apr-2014 - Leon Isaacs est Pdg de “Developing Markets Associates Limited” (DMA), une entreprise britannique spécialisée dans la mobilisation de fonds dans les pays en développement. Il est reconnu pour son expertise en matière de transferts d’argent. Q. : Lors du G20 de 2011, la communauté internationale avait appelé à une réduction de moitié des frais de transferts d’argent d’ici 2014. Or nous y sommes, et aucune tendance à la baisse ne semble s’esquisser… ?

Entretien avec Mouawia Essekelli, administrateur et DG d’Attijrariwafa bank pour l’Europe : « Les banques doivent innover pour attirer les nouvelles générations de Marocains de l’étranger »

31-Mar-2014 - Diplômé de l’Ecole Centrale de Paris, ce Marocain de 45 ans a suivi une carrière fulgurante, avant de rejoindre Attijariwafa bank en 2005, pour piloter la branche du Groupe dédiée à la clientèle des Marocains de l’étranger. Administrateur, directeur Général d’Attijariwafa bank Europe, la filiale européenne du Groupe, depuis juillet 2008.

World Water Day 2014: Interview with Alex Rugamba, AfDB Director of Energy, Environment and Climate Change

25-Mar-2014 - On the occasion of World Water Day, which is celebrated on March 22 and this year focuses on water and energy, Alex Rugamba, Director of the African Development Bank’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department, reflects on the importance of energy in Africa’s transformation. In your view, what role does hydropower play in the African Development Bank’s efforts to promote green growth on the continent?

“Indigenous banks have the unique opportunity to tap SME markets,” TunisInvest CEO, Zied Oueslati

28-Feb-2014 - Africa’s private sector has struggled to access financing its needs for sustained growth. In part, the combination of risk management and long term savings, as well as capital flights, contributes to the obstacle.

“In 50 years’ time, I want to see a developed Africa with justice and freedom,” says AfDB Executive Director Shehu Yahaya

24-Feb-2014 - In this interview, African Development Bank (AfDB) Executive Director Shehu Yahaya used the opportunity of the Board of Directors retreat in Tunis (20-21 february 2014), to dwell on the private sector as a strategic tool for Africa’s development.

Dangote to African governments: level the playing field

21-Feb-2014 - Aliko Dangote, President and CEO of the Nigerian Dangote Group, says investments in infrastructure, education, health and agriculture are critical to solving Africa’s development challenges.  He also emphasized that African governments need to set the right policies.

Interview - "The Gender Strategy represents a major milestone for the Bank" - Special Envoy on Gender

24-Jan-2014 - African Development Bank’s Special Envoy on Gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, shares perspectives on the institution's Gender Strategy 2014-2018 approved by the Board of Directors in Tunis, Tunisia on 22 January, 2014. Question:

Interview with Patrick Agboma, on phase one of Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program

06-Nov-2013 - What is Agriculture Value Chain “Agricultural value chain entails all the activities from the field to the fork, and encompasses the steps from primary production, processing, storage, transportation, and marketing/export to consumption of commodities.”

AEC 2013 - Interview with Charles Leyeka Lufumpa, Director, Statistics Department, AfDB

31-Oct-2013 - Africa’s transformational agenda will also build on progress made in terms of statistics. How would you assess statistics within the context of the continent’s regional integration?

AEC 2013 - Interview with Moono Mupotola, Division Manager, Regional Integration and Trade at AfDB

30-Oct-2013 - There is a lot to tell about the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) role in Africa’s regional integration. Moono Mupotola, who, for the past four years, has pulled out all stops to deliver on the Bank’s vision in this area, says: “There is a wealth of ideas on how to integrate and boost intra-African trade and there is no need to re-invent the wheel.”

AEC 2013 - Interview with Reda El Merini, Director of Economic Affairs, General Secretariat of the Arab Maghreb Union

29-Oct-2013 - Reda El Merini participated in a think-tank networking session at the African Economic Conference in

AEC 2013 - Interview with Janvier Litse, Director, NEPAD Regional Integration and Trade, AfDB

29-Oct-2013 - Janvier Litse is a veteran of the African Development Bank, having climbed through the ranks and having served in various senior management operational positions, including Acting Vice-President.

AEC 2013 - Interview with Stephen Karangizi, Director and CEO of the African Legal Support Facility

29-Oct-2013 - Stephen Karangizi’s passion and commitment in ensuring continental integration is unquestionable, having contributed to this cause as a lawyer within COMESA’s activities for 15 years prior to joining the AfDB-backed African Legal Support Facility. Interestingly, he has shared perspectives on how African countries should work differently to meet the Bank’s new Regional Integration Strategy. He says a regulatory environment is an important aspect for business environment.

AEC 2013 - Interview with Alex Rugamba, AfDB Director, Energy, Environment and Climate Change

28-Oct-2013 - Alex Rugamba led the African Development Bank’s NEPAD and Regional Integration Department (ONRI) for three years, prior to holding his current position as Director of the AfDB’s Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change, was at the forefront of the institution’s Regional Integration Strategy (RIS).

Projet de la BAD en Côte d’Ivoire primé par le Trésor américain : entretien avec Paul Dougna sur cette action exemplaire

24-Jul-2013 - Au sortir des troubles qu’a traversés la Côte d’Ivoire à l’orée des années 2000, la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) s’est engagée avec force sur le terrain. Objectif : soutenir les efforts de reconstruction du pays, et sa population, éprouvée par des années de conflit, en mettant l’accent sur la prise en charge et la prévention des violences faites aux femmes.

Asaph Nuwagira on the impact of the AfDB’s award-winning community agriculture programme

24-Jul-2013 - On Thursday, July 25, the Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme in Uganda was one of two African Development Bank projects to receive awards from the US Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

La BAD a dédié 4 milliards de dollars à la finance climatique en 2011 et 2012

17-Jul-2013 - La Tunisienne Hela Cheikhrouhou a été désignée, le 26 juin 2013, première directrice exécutive du nouveau Fonds vert pour le climat (FVC), bientôt opérationnel.