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AfDB/World Bank Partnership for Water

03-Oct-2005 - Experts from the African Development Bank and the World Bank in Tunis on Monday, October 3, began a two-day retreat aimed at establishing a strategic partnership for sustainable water and sanitation services in Africa. The objectives of the retreat are to strengthen the working relationship/esprit de corps between the WSS teams in the two institutions, and update each other on progress in sector initiatives adopted by each institution.

Technical Preparatory Meeting of the 4th World Water Forum

29-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 29 September 2005 – Africa must make "an effective and outstanding contribution" to the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City, agreed participants in the Technical Preparatory Meeting of the Forum held in the Tunisian Capital on 28th and 29th September 2005. Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange (Netherlands) said during a Press Conference at the end of the second day’s deliberations that he would like to see the Continent "speak with one voice" in Mexico.  He also re-affirmed all his interest in Africa’s water sector.

AfDB, CHAD Sign Country Office Agreement

29-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 29 September 2005 - The African Development Bank Group and the government of Chad on Thursday September, 29, signed the agreement establishing the Bank Groups’s country office in Chad.

AfDB Supports Tunisia’s Education Policy

28-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 28 September 2005 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday in Tunis approved a loan of 50 million units of account* (60 million Euros or 97 million Tunisian Dinars) to finance the Secondary Education Support Project, Phase II (SESP II) in Tunisia.

AfDB, Tunisia Sign Loan Agreements

27-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 27 September 2005 - The African Development Bank and Tunisia signed two loan agreements worth 133.025 million UA in Tunis on Tuesday. The first agreement involves a loan of 33.025 million UA to finance a project for the reduction of pollution and the improvement of the competitiveness of the Gafsa Phosphates Company (CPG) as well as the country’s mineral extraction sector. 

AfDB President Donald Kaberuka says the impact on African economies of rising oil prices should get more attention

25-Sep-2005 - Washington, September 25, 2005 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Donald Kaberuka, is urging the global development community to pay more attention to the impact on African economies of rising oil prices which, he says, threaten to roll back progress already achieved.

Launching of the ADB Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative in Senegal

21-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 21 September 2005 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund approved on Wednesday a loan of 25 million Units of Account* (US$ 36 million) to finance the rural water supply and sanitation (RWSS) sub-programme in Senegal. This programme will enable some 800,000 rural people to benefit from improved water supply and sanitation in the regions of Louga, Ziguinchor and Kolda in Senegal.

AfDB Supports Macroeconomic Stability Consolidation and Private Sector Growth in Tunisia

21-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 21 September 2005 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday approved a loan of 117 million euros to finance the Third Competitiveness Support Programme in Tunisia aimed at helping the country achieve an average annual GDP growth rate of 5.2% during the period 2005-2006. The programme will focus on the implementation of three fundamental and interdependent orientations of the Government’s policy in economic development, aimed at ensuring increased private sector investments within the framework of the...

ADF Supports Niger’s 5th Structural Adjustment Programme

21-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 21 September 2005 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Wednesday approved a loan of 18 million Units of Account* (US$ 26.3 million) to finance Niger's 5th Structural Adjustment Programme (2005-2006), aimed at improving management of public finance, promoting good governance, strengthening decentralization and the monitoring/evaluation of poverty reduction programmes.

ADB President on Impact of Rising Oil Price

21-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 21 September 2005 - The President of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group, Mr. Donald Kaberuka, has stressed the need for the Bank to play a greater advocacy role within the international community on development issues affecting the continent. He told members of the Board of Directors during his weekly meeting in Tunis on Wednesday that it was of particular importance that the Bank review the impact of rising oil prices on the economies of the regional member countries, share its findings with other donors and determine the Bank’s...

Girls’ Education: Working to Meet the Challenge

21-Sep-2005 - The African Development Bank (ADB) Group is working to improve the quality of girls’ education interventions in its operations and affirm the partnerships of which the Bank is a part.  A workshop in Tunis brought together staff involved in projects that would help borrowing countries deal with the challenge of improving girls’ education and meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

AfDB engages in AU/NEPAD dialogue on Peace and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

19-Sep-2005 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is an active participant in an ongoing dialogue on post-conflict rehabilitation, recovery, reconstruction and development.  This is part of a comprehensive, participatory and consultative process initiated by the African Union and the Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) toward the elaboration of a security and development framework for the African continent.

ADF Supports Health Services Project in Sierra Leone with a grant of US$ 25 Million

07-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 7 September 2005 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group, on Wednesday in Tunis, approved a grant of 17 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$ 24.81 million, to finance the strengthening of the District Health Services Project in Sierra Leone.

ADF Supports Poverty Alleviation in Ghana with a loan of US $ 64 million

07-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 07 September 2005 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund, the concessional window of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group, on Wednesday in Tunis, approved a loan of 44 million Units of Account*, equivalent to US$ 64.23 million, to finance the second Poverty Reduction Support project in Ghana (PRSL-II).

Kaberuka Sworn in as 7th Elected President of the African Development Bank Group

01-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 1 September 2005 – The African Development Bank (ADB) Group has a new President.  Mr. Donald Kaberuka took the oath of office today in a ceremony at the institution’s Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis.  The occasion was witnessed by the Chair and members of the Bank’s Board of Governors, the Board of Directors, members of the diplomatic corps in Tunis and staff of the institution.

President-Elect Donald Kaberuka arrives in Tunis

30-Aug-2005 - The President-elect of the African Development Bank, Mr. Donald Kaberuka, has arrived in Tunis for his swearing-in, scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at the Bank’s Temporary Relocation Agency. Mr. Kaberuka, elected to a five-year term last July by the institution’s Board of Governors, was received on arrival at Tunis-Carthage airport by senior Tunisian government and Bank officials.

AfDB President-Elect, Donald Kaberuka, Assumes Office on 1 September

29-Aug-2005 - Tunis, 29 August 2005 – The 7th elected President of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group, Mr. Donald Kaberuka, will be sworn in on 1 September 2005, at the Temporary Relocation Agency (ATR) in Tunis. The ceremony will be witnessed by the Chair of the Board of Governors, members of the Board of Directors as well as management and staff of the Bank.

ADF Supports Health Care Development in Burkina Faso

27-Aug-2005 - Tunis, 27 July 2005 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group, approved today in Tunis a loan of 25 million Units of Account* (US$ 36 million) to finance the Health Care development support project– Centre-East and North Regions of Burkina Faso.

Projet Routier et amélioration du système scolaire: le Fad soutient le renforcement des services publics en Guinée

22-Aug-2005 - Tunis, le 22 juillet 2005 – Le Fonds africain de développement (Fad), le guichet concessionnel du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (Bad) contribue à l’amélioration du réseau routier et du système de soin et d’éducation en Guinée.

La BAD octroie une aide alimentaire d’urgence au Niger

08-Aug-2005 - Tunis, le 8 août 2005 – La Banque africaine de développement vient d’octroyer un don de 500.000 US$ à titre d’aide alimentaire d’urgence aux sinistrés de la sécheresse et de l’invasion acridienne du Niger en réponse à l’appel à l’aide internationale lancé par ce pays.