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African Development Bank Director Hanan Morsy named one of Egypt’s 50 most influential women

18-Feb-2020 - The Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research at the African Development Bank, Dr Hanan Morsy, has been named one of Egypt’s 50 most influential women. Dr Hala El Said, Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, gave the award on 5 February in a ceremony organized under auspices of the Egyptian Prime Minister.  “I am honored to be named among the most influential women in Egypt. This award validates the crucial role of women in contributing to the Egyptian economy and the continent as a whole,” said Dr Morsy.

Côte d’Ivoire : la Banque africaine de développement lance un rapport de diagnostic pays inédit sur le financement à long terme.

18-Feb-2020 - La Banque africaine de développement a lancé, vendredi 14 février à Abidjan, un rapport de diagnostic pays inédit sur le financement à long terme de la Côte d'Ivoire. Ce rapport, premier du genre réalisé en Afrique, a été élaboré par la Banque en collaboration avec l’Initiative pour le renforcement du secteur financier en Afrique (« Financial Sector Deepening Initiative in Africa », FSD Africa), la coopération allemande (GIZ) et le partenariat « La finance au service de l’Afrique » (« Making Finance Work for Africa » MFW4A).

Global Agriculture Food and Security Program (GAFSP) Portfolio Review Meeting

17-Feb-2020 - What: Portfolio Review Meeting of the African Development Bank’s Global Agriculture Food and Security Program (GAFSP) When: 25-27 February 2020 Where: Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia  

Sénégal : les administrateurs de la Banque africaine de développement veulent évaluer les impacts des projets financés par la Banque

17-Feb-2020 - Les administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement conduisent une mission de consultation du 17 au 21 février au Sénégal, ponctuée, ce lundi, par des réunions dans cinq ministères et des visites dans des structures de projets.  

Getting Africans Ready for the 4IR

14-Feb-2020 - WHAT:           Workshop on the digital economy and the fourth industrial revolution in Africa WHO:             The Industrial and Trade Development Department and Corporate IT Department WHEN:          19 February 2020 from 9 am to 5 pm WHERE:       Babacar Ndiaye Auditorium, African Development Bank Headquarters  

République démocratique du Congo : Bientôt de l’eau potable pour la ville de Mbuji-Mayi, grâce à la Banque africaine de développement

13-Feb-2020 - le Premier ministre de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba a procédé au lancement des travaux de réhabilitation et de modernisation du système de production et de distribution d’eau potable de la ville de Mbuji-Mayi, dans le Kasaï-Oriental, financés par la Banque africaine de développement.

African Development Bank Rebuts World Bank President’s comments on Africa’s debt profile

13-Feb-2020 - In several news reports, World Bank President David Malpass was recently quoted as saying some Multilateral Development Banks, including the African Development Bank, have a tendency to lend too quickly and in the process, add to the continent’s debt problems. This statement is inaccurate and not fact based. It impugns the integrity of the African Development Bank, undermines our governance systems, and incorrectly insinuates that we operate under different standards from the World Bank. The very notion goes against the spirit of...

Sénégal : mission des administrateurs de la Banque africaine de développement à Dakar

13-Feb-2020 - Quoi? Mission de consultation des administrateurs de la Banque africaine de développement  Qui? La Banque africaine de développement Quand? Du lundi 17 au vendredi 21 février 2020 Où? À Dakar, capitale du Sénégal  

AFAWA Initiative: French delegation follows through its commitment with working visit to African Development Bank headquarters

12-Feb-2020 - A delegation from the French government, led by Philippe Lacoste, director of sustainable development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, paid a working visit to African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan on February 13 and 14.

Kenya: African Development Bank organizes Fashionomics Africa Masterclass in Nairobi

12-Feb-2020 - What:       Fashionomics Africa Masterclass When:      26 and 27 February 2020, 8.30am to 5pm Where:     2nd Floor, Block B, Baraza Media Lab, Keystone Park, 95 Riverside Drive, Nairobi   The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department of the African Development Bank is pleased to invite interested parties to a two-day Masterclass of its flagship Fashionomics Africa initiative.

African Development Bank approves $1 million grant for Uganda to stem Ebola transmission

12-Feb-2020 - The African Development Bank has released a $1 million grant to Uganda to help the East African country tackle an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The grant to support Uganda’s National Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response Plan, was approved in January. Funds have been disbursed through the World Health Organization (WHO), which is the implementing agency. 

Long-term finance in Côte d’Ivoire: Country Diagnostic Report

11-Feb-2020 - When: 14 February 2020, 9am to 12pm Where: Pullman Hotel, Abidjan Quand ? Vendredi 14 février 2020, de 8h à 13h.  

African Development Bank to hold forum on fertilizer financing

11-Feb-2020 - What:   Africa Finance Forum on “Supporting the fertilizer value chain to improve agricultural productivity and economic growth in the region” When:  19 February 2020, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Where: Westin Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa  

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets African leaders to advance conflict resolution and economic security

10-Feb-2020 - Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting for African heads of state, foreign ministers and representatives of the United Nations and other multilateral bodies on Monday to discuss ways to secure peace across the continent as a necessary condition for prosperity.  

AU Summit: First continental report on implementation of Agenda 2063 unveiled

09-Feb-2020 - The African Development Bank, the United Nations, and the African Union on Saturday acknowledged the significant progress made in implementing Agenda 2063 and urged African countries to go further to fast-track economic transformation. The call was made on Saturday at the launch of the first report on the implementation of Agenda 2063 ahead of the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. The report provides an assessment of the progress and performance of Africa’s development between 2013 and 2019.

AU Summit: African leaders call for action to end malnutrition by 2025

09-Feb-2020 - African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place during the 33rd African Union Summit. Speakers at a meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) included the heads of state of Madagascar, Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone, national ministers of health as well as African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, head of the African Development Bank.

La Banque africaine de développement réaffirme son plein soutien à la Commission du bassin du lac Tchad

07-Feb-2020 - La Banque africaine de développement a réaffirmé, mardi 4 février à Abidjan, son plein soutien à la Commission du bassin du lac Tchad (CBLT), qui regroupe le Cameroun, le Niger, le Nigeria et le Tchad, confrontés à la menace du groupe djihadiste Boko Haram.

‘A blueprint to address the continent’s human capacity gap.’ African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook 2020 lauded at 33rd AU Summit

07-Feb-2020 - The African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook 2020 was praised at the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa for being an effective blueprint for addressing the continent’s human capacity gap.

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to lead delegation to 33rd African Union Summit

07-Feb-2020 - The president of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina is expected in the Ethiopian capital for the African Union’s 33rd Assembly of Heads of State and Government. The summit runs from 8-10 February 2020 under the theme: Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development.