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27/11/2015 - Although government policy-makers and their development partners both recognize the importance of investing in infrastructure and using a fragility lens when making broad policy decisions, there has been little attempt to systematically integrate thinking about fragility into investments in roads. Day 1 of the African Development Bank Transport Forum in Abidjan offered a discussion on the importance of roads to political stability, social cohesion, and institution-building, and, through these conduits, to the reduction of state fragility.

Categories: Ethiopia, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Transport, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Health, Ebola, Fragility & Resilience


27/11/2015 - The Resident Representative of the African Development Bank Group in Liberia, Margaret Kilo, launched a national radio broadcasting program dedicated to women’s empowerment as an early celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls and the 16 Days of Activism, which kicked off on Wednesday, November 25. The official ceremony was hosted by Liberian Vice-President, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, on Tuesday, November 24, in partnership with other development institutions such as UN Women in Liberia.

Categories: Liberia, Gender, Partnerships, Human Capital Development


26/11/2015 - At their regular meetings on Thursday, November 26, 2015, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved two major transport support and facilitation programmes for Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali, as well as an economic governance support programme for Cape Verde to be financed with combined loans and grants totaling US $545 million.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Tanzania, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance, Gender, Transport, Regional Integration, Poverty Reduction


23/10/2015 - On October 21, 2015, the Rural Water and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) Trust Fund of the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced a EUR 3-million grant to support the implementation of the National Post Ebola Recovery Strategies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Categories: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ebola, Water Supply & Sanitation, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, Health


23/10/2015 - On October 21, 2015, the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) Board of Executive Directors approved a US $33.3-million grant to set up a Post Ebola Recovery Social Investment Fund (PERSIF) intended to support the implementation of the National Post Ebola Recovery strategies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Categories: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Health, Human Capital Development, Youth, Fragility & Resilience, Ebola, Partnerships


28/09/2015 - African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina delivered an impassioned speech to high-level leaders Sunday morning about why putting all of Africa on the power grid is not only good for the continent, but also for the world.

Categories: Liberia, Ghana, United Kingdom, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, The President


05/08/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and AccessBank Liberia Ltd (ABL) have signed a technical assistance partnership agreement. The partnership, which is expected to enhance ABL’s reach to Liberian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), is supported by a grant from the Fund for Africa Private Sector Assistance (FAPA).

Categories: Liberia, Private Sector


26/05/2015 - "Are We Ready for the Next Epidemic? – Fixing Africa's Primary Healthcare". This was the theme of a panel discussion on Monday, May 25, during the African Development Bank Annual Meetings in Abidjan.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Ebola


22/05/2015 - What is the value of economic growth in Africa if thousands of people still die from preventable diseases? The Ebola epidemic was a wakeup call of the fragility of health systems in Africa, killing over 10,000 people.

Categories: Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Health, Ebola, Partnerships


17/04/2015 - African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka announced $300 million to support the national Post-Ebola Recovery program of Ebola-affected countries during the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington.

Categories: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, United States of America, Ebola, Health, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure


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