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AfDB commits to strengthening dialogue with African Civil Society Organizations

31-May-2013 - “To strengthen the collaboration between the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs): issues and options.” This was the theme of a discussion on the role of the Bank and CSOs during the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Marrakech.

Talk With a Bank Agroindustry Expert on Africa’s Structural Transformation

28-May-2013 - As delegates gather in Marrakech for the Bank’s 48th Annual Meetings, some Bank experts have shared their perspectives on Africa’s structural transformation, which is the key topic of the meeting.

Women of the AfDB

08-Mar-2013 - Women make up more than half of the African population. The African Development Bank recognizes this and supports the important role of women on the continent both in the projects and programs it finances, and the contributions of its own female staff. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we pay tribute to a few female Bank staff members, who dedicate their time and energy to the institution and to Africa. It was impossible to do a portrait of each and every one, but here is a selection of a few women...

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Women and Gender

07-Mar-2013 - Question: Your Excellency President Johnson Sirleaf, as the first woman to be elected leader of an African country in modern history and a Nobel Peace Prize-winning advocate for women’s rights, you are a role model for women everywhere. With International Women’s Day on March 8, what is your message today for the youth and women of Africa?

Interview with Frannie Léautier, Executive Secretary, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)

11-Dec-2012 - The African Development Bank celebrated 25 years of monitoring and evaluation work in early December. Frannie Léautier, current Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), brought her expertise to the Bank as the institution ratified its monitoring and evaluation reforms.

Interview with Mr. Joachim Schwarzer, Director for Germany, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

05-Dec-2012 - Mr. Joachim Schwarzer, Director for Germany, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and head of the EBRD mission to the African Development Bank, discusses the potential for current and future collaboration between the African Development Bank and the EBRD during an official visit to the Bank on Friday, November 30, 2012 in Tunis.

Interview with Mr. Enzo Quattrociocche, Secretary General, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

04-Dec-2012 - Mr. Enzo Quattrociocche, Secretary General, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), discusses the potential for collaboration between the EBRD and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) during a day of meetings between the two multilateral development banks.

“Indeed African Governments Have a Key Role as a Partner to the Bank in Achieving Inclusive Growth” - Mthuli Ncube

05-Apr-2012 - “Some issues linked to inclusive growth, such as voice and accountability are political in nature and need to be handled politically by national governments. However, the Bank Group needs to continue paying more attention to wider access issues linked to its infrastructure and economic development projects and programs. In addition,

Auditors Role Essential for Inclusive Growth, Says AfDB Auditor-General, Edward Ouko.

08-Jun-2011 - What role should Auditors-General in African countries play to make inclusive growth a reality in the African Development Bank’s efforts to promote development for all , the central theme of its 2011 Annual Meetings which open in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday?  

AfDB: “The Power of Statistics is Recognised for Inclusive Growth,” Says Expert Beejaye Kokil

06-Jun-2011 - To what extent does the African Development Bank (AfDB) see inclusive growth as an overarching policy objective? What changes, if any, would Management and the Boards want to see in the Bank’s strategy, in order to deal with inclusive growth? Does the Bank have the right statistical instruments among others, to respond to the needs of its regional member countries in dealing with inclusive growth? No Bank expert is indifferent to the on-going debate on “Inclusive growth”.

Board Approves AfDB’s Definition of Risk Appetite

11-May-2011 - Written by Aristide Ahouassou

The Netherlands Ambassador in Tunisia, Mrs. Rita Rahman

10-Dec-2008 - Question: What does your country expect from the Bank after signing this agreement on its contribution to the Partnership Secretariat of "Making finance work for Africa"?