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26/11/2015 - In its latest analysis on North Africa, “Promoting North African Women’s Employment through SMEs”, the African Development Bank points to a host of significant challenges facing women who strive to set up and own SMEs in the region. These include women’s multiple burdens, legal and cultural barriers, lack of access to training and business related support, limited access to property and credit, absence of effective social networks, and problems associated with economic infrastructure.

Categories: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Gender, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance, Employment

29/04/2015 - The African Development Bank has published a new report on North Africa entitled "Does Foreign Direct Investment Improve Welfare in North African Countries?" Supported by analysis and quantitative data, the report confirms the close links between foreign direct investment (FDI) and the quality of life for people in the six countries of the region (Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt). On the other hand, the picture differs from country to country.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Economic & Financial Governance, Human Capital Development

27/03/2015 - Unemployment was one of the main sources of popular discontent that led to the revolutions of 2010-2011 in Tunisia and Egypt. It played a role in the changes or rather, major upheavals, that subsequently took place in Jordan, Morocco, Libya and the Yemen as well.

Categories: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Employment, Youth, Partnerships

19/02/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has published a new economic paper on the Middle East and North Africa, entitled "Trade Volume and Economic Growth in the MENA Region: Goods or Services?"

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Information & Communication Technology, Energy & Power, Economic & Financial Governance, Transport

01/12/2014 - In its latest economic publication AfDB underlines once again the paradox that, despite its long history, and its geographical, cultural, religious and linguistic ties, North Africa suffers from a lack of integration. This situation is often explained by the similarity of economic structures and the dissimilarity of the production systems of the countries in the region.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Regional Integration

14/11/2014 - A recent Economic Brief produced by African Development Bank, “Promoting crisis-resilient growth in North Africa”, analyses the root cause behind the Arab Spring and concludes that the uprising was an internally generated crisis, the result of two interwoven processes relating to the patterns of growth and crisis resilience in the region.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Economic & Financial Governance

02/09/2014 - The AfDB North Africa 2014 report focuses on inclusive growth, providing an overview of the AfDB's activities in the region, along with a summary of the socio-economic situation in each of the five countries covered.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

23/05/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, on Thursday, May 22, 2014 in Kigali, signed its first post-revolution grant agreement with the Libyan authorities, to assist with leadership capacity building and democratic transition in the country. The grant amounts to US $3.5 million to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of the Libyan institutions to deliver democratic governance and sustainable economic and social development.

Categories: Rwanda, Libya, Private Sector, Civil Society

16/05/2014 - The African Development Bank Group (AFDB) is moving to re-engage with Libya after its Country Re-Engagement Note 2014-2016 was approved by the Bank Group’s Board on Thursday, 15 May in Tunis.

Categories: Libya, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, ADF, Board of Directors

19/03/2014 - It is now three years since the Arab Spring and while some steps have been taken by governments in North Africa, the region remains in transition with a growing divide between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ that still needs to be bridged to achieve social stability and make growth more inclusive.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Employment

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