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AfDB Scales Up Support toward Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals

15-May-2005 - The African Development Bank Group has scaled up its intervention mechanisms in support of the regional members countries to enable them achieve the Millennium Development Goals set out by world leaders at the United Nations in New York in 2000. The Bank Group’s President, Mr. Omar Kabbaj, enumerated the measures put in place to help African countries achieve the MDGs in a speech he delivered at the Thirty-eight Session of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development...

Stimuler le potentiel de progrès en Algérie, au Maroc et en Tunisie: La Banque Mondiale et la Bad organisent la 1re Table Ronde du Maghreb à Tunis

13-May-2005 - Cette table ronde a pour objectif de susciter un riche débat sur les principaux défis de développement et le programme de réformes économiques dans les pays de la région. Elle a aussi pour objet de favoriser le développement d’une compréhension commune des importantes interactions entre la performance économique et les transformations sociales et de suggérer des axes de réforme et des actions concrètes pour favoriser leur mise en œuvre.

The African Development Bank: past achievements & the future. President Kabbaj speaks…

13-May-2005 - The Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will take place in Abuja from May 18 – 19, 2005. President Omar Kabbaj, who has led the institution since 1995, reflects on the challenges he had to take on when he came into office, on the accomplishments of the last decade, and on the future of the institution. The President has been talking to a number of news organizations as he heads out to Abuja for the 2005 Annual Meetings.

Promoting Private Investments in NEPAD Infrastructure Projects

12-May-2005 - The seminar will (i) provide information on potential private financed NEPAD infrastructure projects, (ii) promote understanding of the global trends and issues in attracting private investment in infrastructure, (iii) discuss private sector actions to promote and implement NEPAD infrastructure projects, (iv) discuss what steps African countries can take to champion public-private partnerships in infrastructure development and (v) discuss the role of MDBs in supporting NEPAD’s goal of increasing private investment in infrastructure.

AfDB provides Emergency Assistance to Asian Tsunami affected East African Coast Countries

11-May-2005 - The Acting Vice President for the North, South and East operations of the ADB Group, Mrs. Zeinab El Bakri, and the Ambassador of Seychelles to the Republic of France and the European Union, Mr. Callixte d’Offay, signed today in Tunis a grant for an amount of 330,000 Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$ 500, 000 to finance the Emergency assistance, a response for the December 2004 Asian Tsunami damages in Seychelles.

AfDB’s Board approves measures to strengthen Development Effectiveness in Africa’s Middle Income Countries

04-May-2005 - Tunis, 4 May 2005 – The Board of the African Development Bank (ADB) approved on Wednesday a set of Bank management’s recommendations aimed at strengthening the development effectiveness of its interventions in Africa’s Middle Income Countries (MICs).  The recommendations and undertakings, prepared by a Task Force of Bank staff, cover a set of procedures, processes and products involved in the provision of lending and non-lending support to MICs.

The AfDB hosts the 10th Regional Seminar of International Comparison Program for Africa in Tunis

02-May-2005 - "Is the number of people living in poverty declining?" The forthcoming International Comparison Program for Africa (ICP-Africa) Seminar on "Data Quality Control",  organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), to be held in Hammamet, Tunisia on  9-11 May 2005, will intend to provide means to answer this question for the continent. Through ICP - Africa, for the first time, ADB is assessing comparative standards of living for a better future in Africa.

ADF supports Natural Resources Management and Poverty Reduction in Kenya

22-Apr-2005 - The ADF Board of Directors approved today in Tunis a loan of 13.59 million Units of Account (UA*) equivalent to US$ 20.53 million and a grant of UA 2.89 million (US$ 4.42 million) to finance the Ewaso Ng’iro North Natural Resources Conservation Project (ENNNRCP).

ADF Supports modernization of Cadastral System in Senegal

22-Apr-2005 - The ADF will in this regard contribute in financing the Cadastral Survey Modernization Support Project, for which the Board of Directors today in Tunis approved a grant of 2.5 million Units of Account (UA*) equivalent to US$ 3.77 million.

ADF support Health Sector Development in Benin

22-Apr-2005 - Le Conseil d’administration du Fad a approuvé aujourd’hui à Tunis un prêt de 22 millions d’Unités de compte (UC*) équivalant à 33.23 millions de dollars EU pour financer le Projet d’appui au développement du système de santé (Santé III).

AfDB Supports African Women in Business

18-Apr-2005 - The conference will give the opportunity to (i) exchange experiences and promote networking among key field partners, (ii) raise awareness among stakeholders from all Africa and challenge the existing mind set about "Women in Business" in both the public and private sectors, (iii) discuss implications for donors, institutions and countries on the different issues presented and (iv) come up with concrete recommendations on how to provide more effective support for women entrepreneurship development and businesswomen networking.

Cofinancing Opportunity: Creation of Sustainable Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Free Areas in Africa

18-Apr-2005 - The "Creation of Sustainable Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Free Areas in West and East Africa" is a first phase project of a 37-country programme called the Pan-African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC). PATTEC is one of the programmes approved by the African Union under the NEPAD Initiative. The programme strategy is based on the concept of Integrated Pest Management and the Area-Wide Approach. It will be implemented in a sustained and continuous manner through phased series of interlinked and coordinated projects.

ADB Supports African Women in Business

18-Apr-2005 - Tunis, 18 April 2005 – A Pan-African conference on "Promoting the Development of African Women in Business (AWIB) 1: Towards Economic and Social Leadership", opens at the Hotel Hilton Yaoundé in Cameroon on Monday, under the auspices of the Private Sector Department of the African Development Bank (ADB). The event is being co-organized with the African Network for Support to Women Entrepreneurs (ANSWE) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Africa’s Financing Requirements for Attaining the MDGs: President Kabbaj advocates increased ODA flows to Africa; further debt reduction; and improved access for Africa’s exports

17-Apr-2005 - Mobilizing the resources required for attaining the MDGs would require a number of complementary actions. Domestically, there is a need to deepen financial and banking sector reforms to enhance domestic resource mobilization. In addition, more attractive conditions for the private sector would need to be put in place to encourage greater private investment from both domestic and external investors.

ADF supports Agricultural and Institutional rehabilitation in Sierra Leone

07-Apr-2005 - The Acting Vice President for the North, South and East operations of the ADB Group, Mrs. Zeinab El Bakri, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone to Libya, Mr. Mohammed Samura, signed today in Tunis a loan for an amount of 12 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$ 18 million to support the Agricultural Sector Rehabilitation Project (ASREP) and a grant for an amount of UA 2.79 million (US$ 4.2 million) to finance the Institutional Support Project to Strengthen the Public Financial Management and the Energy Sectors.

Development Projects Evaluation in Africa: Key decision-makers meet in Tunis to improve aid efficiency processes

04-Apr-2005 - This High-Level Seminar is organized by the Joint Africa Institute (JAI), in partnership with the Operations Evaluation Departments (OPEV) from the World Bank and the African Development Bank, as well as the Public Service Commission of South Africa.

La Bad et l’Unicef signent un protocole de coopération

01-Apr-2005 - Signé par M. Omar Kabbaj, président du Groupe de la Bad, et par Mme Carol Bellamy, directeur général de l’Unicef (Fonds des Nations unies pour l’enfance), ce protocole permettra de renforcer la coopération entre les deux institutions dans les domaines suivants:

La BAD et l’Unicef signent un protocole de coopération

01-Apr-2005 - Signé par M. Omar Kabbaj, président du Groupe de la BAD, et par Mme Carol Bellamy, directeur général de l’Unicef (Fonds des Nations unies pour l’enfance), ce protocole permettra de renforcer la coopération entre les deux institutions dans les domaines suivants:

AfDB Approves US$ 22.77 Million Debt Relief for The Gambia, endorses AfDB-World Bank Joint Assistance Strategy

26-Mar-2005 - Tunis, 26  March 2008 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), on Wednesday in Tunis approved debt relief of  US$ 22.77 million in nominal terms for The Gambia, from January 2001 to July 2013, following the country’s qualification for the enhanced Highly Indebted Poor Countries Initiative (HIPC).

AfDB to Host Great Lake Region’s Special Fund for Reconstruction and Development

26-Mar-2005 - Tunis, 26  March 2008 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Wednesday in Tunis approved a proposal for the Bank Group to administer and manage resources for a special fund set up for the reconstruction and development of the Great Lakes Region (SFRD). The request will be submitted to the Bank Group’s Board of Governors for final approval.