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26/06/2013 - In its cooperation with Africa the United Sates focuses on sustainable development outcomes based on economic growth, democratic governance, and sustainable systems for meeting basic human needs and food security. The U.S. government emphasizes the critical role good governance plays in development.

Categories: United States of America, Human Capital Development, Food Production, Private Sector, Civil Society, Infrastructure, Transport, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Health, Gender, Energy & Power, Migration and Development Initiative, Power Africa Initiative


25/06/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, organized on 20-21 June 2013, in Dakar, Senegal, a brainstorming workshop for migration experts and stakeholders from ECOWAS member states. The workshop, organized by the Regional Integration and Trade Division of the AfDB and supported by the Nigerian Technical Cooperation Fund, provided the basis for the development of a common regional migration policy.

Categories: Senegal, Youth, Regional Integration, Migration and Development Initiative, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector


  • From: 19/06/2013
  • To: 20/06/2013
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal

The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, is organizing a brainstorming workshop on common migration policy for ECOWAS on June 20 and 21, 2013. The workshop, which will be held at the Novotel Hotel in Dakar, Senegal, will serve to guide the development of a modern day migration policy that responds to the aspirations of the region’s citizens and that conform to present-day realities.

Categories: Senegal, Private Sector, Migration and Development Initiative, Economic & Financial Governance, Regional Integration, Youth


27/03/2013 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with the Office for Tunisians Abroad (OTE), have published a new study on employment opportunities for Tunisians in Libya.

Categories: Tunisia, Libya, Migration and Development Initiative, Human Capital Development, Youth, Employment


  • From: 04/06/2013
  • To: 06/06/2013
  • Location: Praia, Cape Verde

Remittances represent a rising source of finance for the continent and hold immense potential as drivers of economic growth and development. A recent study, Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments, conducted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with the World Bank shows that remittance flows into Africa reached US $40 billion in 2010 and have quadrupled since 1990. African remittances currently account for 2.6 per cent of GDP, a figure that in some countries equals or even exceeds both foreign direct investment and aid.

Categories: Cabo Verde, Migration and Development Initiative, Human Capital Development, Economic & Financial Governance


12/02/2013 - The Chief Economist Complex of the African Development Bank Group has released an Economic Brief on the application of diaspora bonds in an African context. Drawing lessons from diaspora bond issuances in Israel, Ethiopia and India, the paper, entitled “Diaspora Bonds: Some Lessons for African Countries”, argues that tapping migration wealth could be an effective means of funding development on the continent.

Categories: Migration and Development Initiative, Economic & Financial Governance, Chief Economist's Office


10/12/2012 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is pleased to announce the 3rd call for proposals of the Migration and Development Fund (MDF). Award amounts will range from 350,000 EUR to 500,000 EUR per project.

Categories: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Migration and Development Initiative


28/05/2012 - Les fuites de capitaux auraient dépossédé l’Afrique de 700 milliards USD, entre 2000 et 2008, selon le rapport 2012 sur les « Perspectives économiques en Afrique », lancé ce lundi à Arusha (Tanzanie), dans le cadre de la 47e Assemblée annuelle du groupe de la BAD.

Categories: Tanzania, Migration and Development Initiative, Chief Economist's Office


20/04/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the second call for proposals under the Migration and Development Fund (MDF). This second call for proposals, open from 15 April to 31 May 2012, is targeting project sponsors in Central Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Categories: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Madagascar, Burundi, São Tomé and Príncipe, Angola, Comoros, Mauritius, Migration and Development Initiative


21/02/2012 - France’s minister for cooperation, Henri de Raincourt, its secretary of state for foreign trade, Pierre Lellouche, represented by Delphine d’Amarzit, multilateral affairs and development manager at the general directorate for Treasury, and the vice president for sector operations from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Kamal Elkheshen, met in Paris on 21 February 2012, where more than 200 people gathered for a conference on money transfers to Africa from migrants

Categories: Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, France, Migration and Development Initiative


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