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06/02/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, February 5 in Tunis approved Swaziland’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for 2014-2018, which focuses on promoting economic growth and improving living conditions of the people.

Categories: eSwatini, Economic & Financial Governance, Gender, Health, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Transport, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Poverty Reduction, Board of Directors

28/11/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) met in Tunis on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Tunis, and approved US $161.92 million to finance the reinforcement of socio-economic infrastructure in the Central Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Water Supply & Sanitation, Human Capital Development, Health, Infrastructure, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, Education, Poverty Reduction, ADF, Fragility & Resilience, Board of Directors

07/11/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 an additional US $10 million equity investment in Atlantic Coast Regional Fund (ACRF), a 10-year US $72 million generalist private equity fund whose area of focus includes fragile states and low-income countries in Western and Central Africa.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Board of Directors

24/10/2013 - Farmers in the North-Western region of Cameroon will benefit from a loan and a grant amounting to US$25.70 million (UA 16,800 million) approved by the African Development Bank’s Board of Directors to help finance the Grassfield Rural Infrastructure and Participatory Development Support Project, Phase II

Categories: Cameroon, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Poverty Reduction, Information & Communication Technology, Board of Directors

24/10/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 in Tunis approved a combination of one loan and two grants amounting to US$ 67.19 million to finance the Oueme Valley Agricultural Infrastructure Support Project (PAIA-VO) in Benin.

Categories: Benin, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Poverty Reduction, Board of Directors

03/10/2013 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday, October 3 in Tunis establishing a partnership of cooperation, aimed at providing assistance to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in Africa.

Categories: Health, Human Capital Development, Food Production, Youth, Water Supply & Sanitation, ADF, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, The President

03/10/2013 - On Thursday October 3, 2013, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Sudan signed a Protocol of Agreement for Technical Assistance for the preparation of a full Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). The grant is financed with UA 1.97 million (US $3.2 million) from Pillar III of the Fragile State Facility. Most of the funds will go towards financing a National Baseline Household Survey (NBHS) in all 18 states in Sudan, which will be the first since the secession of South Sudan.

Categories: Sudan, South Sudan, Poverty Reduction, Fragility & Resilience, Human Capital Development

01/10/2013 - With African Development Bank (AfDB) support, Ghana has received $9.75 million approval from the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Forest Investment Program (FIP) to undertake the Engaging Local Communities in REDD+/Enhancement of Carbon Stocks (ELCIR+) project. The ELCIR+ project will help reduce deforestation and forest degradation, increase carbon stocks and reduce poverty by engaging communities in land management approaches that generate financial and environmental benefits for them.

Categories: Ghana, Environment, Climate Change, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Poverty Reduction, Civil Society

27/09/2013 - With African Development Bank (AfDB) support, Zambia has received approval for a $38 million infusion of support from the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) to undertake the Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Sub-Basin project. The project will have two components: strengthening the capacity of 800,000 rural communities who depend on rain-fed agriculture and natural resources to better respond to the consequences of climate change including floods and droughts; and strengthening the climate resilience of rural roads that link farmers to markets and to the Kafue National Park.

Categories: Zambia, Climate Change, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Agriculture & Agro-industries, Poverty Reduction, Food Production

26/09/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group met on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in Tunis and approved US $43.27 million (UA 28.845 million) to finance Sierra Leone’s Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which aims to increase access to water and sanitation in the rural areas of the country. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the Sierra Leone’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Agenda for Prosperity and achievement of the water supply, sanitation and hygiene targets set out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Categories: Sierra Leone, Water Supply & Sanitation, Poverty Reduction, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Education, Climate Change, Infrastructure, Fragility & Resilience, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, ADF, Board of Directors

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