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30/04/2019 - The African Development Fund on Tuesday approved $11.1 million to support Zambia’s public finance and economic management as part of efforts to restore fiscal stability and improve livelihoods in the middle-income Southern African nation.

Categories: Zambia, Economic & Financial Governance


07/03/2018 - At its 19th Board Meeting in Songdo, South Korea, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved the first funding proposal of the African Development Bank for Zambia's Renewable Energy Financing Framework. The GCF will provide a US$ 50 million loan and a US$ 2.5 million grant

Categories: Zambia, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Green Climate Fund


18/11/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Friday, November 18, 2016 approved a US $135-million loan to finance a water and sanitation program targeting small towns in Zambia.

Categories: Zambia, Water Supply & Sanitation


16/07/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US $193-million Bank loan and a US$ 50-million loan from Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), to support the rehabilitation of the Chinsali-Nakonde road, a section of the North-South Corridor in Zambia, connecting Tanzania.

Categories: Zambia, Transport, Infrastructure


19/12/2014 - On December 18, 2014, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved a US $22.49-million loan to Zambia for the development of Lake Tanganyika.

This project has been formulated as part of the long-term vision for Zambia ("Vision 2030") by which it intends to become "a prosperous middle-income country by 2030". Its aim, thus, is help implement the amended Sixth National Development Plan, which covers 2013-2016 and aims to facilitate and accelerate "economic growth and development in the service of the people". Accordingly, it aims to stimulate job creation and rural development, in this way boosting inclusive growth.

Categories: Zambia, Infrastructure, Water Supply & Sanitation, Energy & Power, Employment, Economic & Financial Governance


16/12/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group, during its ordinary sitting on Monday, December 15, 2014 in Abidjan, approved a proposed ADF loan of US $39 million to the Republic of Zambia, and a grant of US $12 million from the Bank’s Transition Support Facility (TSF) and a grant of US $24 million from the African Development Fund Regional Operations (RO) envelope to the Republic of Zimbabwe for the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Infrastructure, Energy & Power


16/04/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), with the Dutch Development Bank FMO, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and Propaco of France on Monday, April 14 signed a USD142 million loan to develop the 120 MW Itezhi Tezhi power project. It is the first public-private partnership energy project in Zambia and is being developed jointly by TATA Africa and ZESCO Limited as an independent power producer, and the Itezhi Tezhi Power Company (ITPC).

Categories: Zambia, Energy & Power, Partnerships


27/03/2014 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is leveraging support to Zambia’s National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP: 2014-2018) with the approval of a US $31.12 million (UA 20.54 million) grant from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP), to support its agriculture value chain development project.

Categories: Zambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Food Production, Poverty Reduction, Board of Directors


04/12/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessionary arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, approved on Tuesday, December 3 a loan of US $65.0 million and a grant of US $900,000 to Malawi, and a loan of US $7.7 million to Zambia, respectively, for a total of about US $73.6 million, for the Multinational Nacala Road Corridor Development Project Phase IV.

Categories: Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Infrastructure, Transport, ADF, Regional Integration, Board of Directors


21/11/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on 20 November 2013 in Tunis approved a loan of UA 22.22 million or US $33.6 million from African Development Fund (ADF) concessionary resources to finance the Support to Science and Technology Education Project (SSTEP) in Zambia.

Categories: Zambia, Education, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, ADF, Youth, Employment, Board of Directors


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