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Goal of 9th ADF is to accelerate the continent’s development, improve the lives of Africans

15-Oct-2014 - On the occasion of the 9th African Development Forum in Marrakech, Morocco, the African Development Bank spoke with Christian Diguimbaye, Coordinator, Steering Committee of the Joint Secretariat of the tripartite partnership of the African Union Commission, UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank, about the Forum and his views on Africa’s deve

Agriculture: The key to Africa’s development

30-Sep-2014 - On the occasion of the African Development Bank’s commemoration of the Africa Year of Agriculture and Food Security, on Monday, September 29, 2014 in Abidjan, Chiji Ojukwu, Director of the AfDB’s Agriculture and Agro Industry Department, reflects on the importance of agriculture in Africa. What are the main food crops and cash crops that can help the continent address its food security and reduce poverty? What are the Bank’s future concrete actions to sustain these on the ground?

Financement des infrastructures en Afrique « une bonne préparation garantie le succès des projets »

17-Jun-2014 - « Quand les projets sont bien préparés, ils n’échouent pas. La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a une grande expérience dans le domaine », a déclaré Neside Tas Anvaripour, directrice d’« Afrique 50 », le nouvel instrument de financement des infrastructures de la BAD.

New economic reconstruction plan is needed to overcome fragility in CAR: Minister

02-Jun-2014 - Florence Limbio, Minister of the Economy, Planning, Cooperation and Development for the Central African Republic, called for the development of a new plan, under which her country and its multilateral partners – including the African Development Bank (AfDB) – focus on key priorities and add fresh impetus to CAR's economic reconstruction programme.

Interview with Anna Bossman, Director of IACD, on Settlement Agreements

28-May-2014 - On March 21, 2014, the African Development Bank’s Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (IACD)announced the conclusion of settlement agreements with three multinationals following the companies’ admission of corrupt practices in a Bank-financed project. As part of the settlement agreements, IACD imposed financial penalties totaling US $17 million.

Capacity building is critical to Africa's emergence and industrialisation: Emmanuel Nnadozie

27-May-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.

AfDB, Microsoft join forces to create jobs for young Africans through ICT

23-May-2014 - Microsoft has proposed a series of measures to African governments to promote the use of information and communications technology (ICT) among unemployed youth.

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.

AfDB, World Bank developing a shared dynamic: Makhtar Diop

22-May-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. Diop also praised relations between his institution and the AfDB. "I am happy about the cooperation between the AfDB and the World Bank, in the convergence of our development activities and policies for...

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… ?