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La Banque africaine de développement approuve un accord de partenariat avec Attijariwafa bank pour développer le commerce en Afrique

18-Jul-2019 - 18-Jul-2019 - Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), le 18 juillet 2019 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mercredi 17 juillet, un accord de participation aux risques (APR) d’un montant de 100 millions d’euros au profit du premier groupe bancaire marocain Attijariwafa bank. Ce programme de partage de risques (50/50), destiné à couvrir un portefeuille de transactions à concurrence de 200 millions d’euros, appuie pour plus d’un milliard d’euros (valeur cumulative) des opérations commerciales étalées sur les...

Ethics network unanimously nominates African Development Bank to chair its 2020 conference

16-Jul-2019 - 16-Jul-2019 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 15 July 2019 – The Ethics Office of the African Development Bank has been nominated to chair the 12th conference of the Ethics Network of Multilateral Organisations (ENMO) next year, to be hosted by the World Bank, possibly in Washington D.C, USA. The ENMO, consisting of United Nations bodies and international and regional financial institutions, made the unanimous nomination at their 11th conference, held at the headquarters of the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany last week...

African Development Bank, Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification join forces to strengthen capacity in climate change and land degradation

15-Jul-2019 - 15-Jul-2019 - The African Development Bank and the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (GM/UNCCD), in partnership with UN Women, are joining  forces to strengthen the capacity of African stakeholders to tackle climate change. The resolution followed a workshop, hosted at the African Development Bank Headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, from 10 to 12 July 2019, on the topic of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN). Participants in the workshop...

Africa Investment Forum (AIF)

12-Jul-2019 - 12-Jul-2019 - Africa Investment Forum (AIF): 7-9 November, 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa   The African Development Bank’s innovative marketplace dedicated to advancing projects to bankable stages, raising capital, and accelerating the financial closure of deals. Bringing together pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private investors, policy makers, private equity firms, and heads of government. The Africa Investment Forum is a co-guarantee and co-financing platform to raise capital and accelerate investment to...

Independent Development Evaluation Annual Report highlights a year of Delivering knowledge, engaging with stakeholders, and responding to evaluation needs to improve the lives of the people in Africa

08-Jul-2019 - 08-Jul-2019 - On 21 May 2019,Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) at the African Development Bank presented its 2018 Annual Report to the Bank’s Committee on Development Effectiveness. Covering a year in which evaluation and evaluators worldwide were called upon to “speak truth to power”, the report, entitled Delivering, Engaging and Responding, focuses on how IDEV delivered evaluative knowledge; engaged with Bank operations staff, stakeholders and partners to strengthen its products and build a culture of evaluation; and responded to...

African Legal Support Facility appoints new chairman and two board members

05-Jul-2019 - 05-Jul-2019 - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has bid a fond farewell to the outgoing members of the Management Board, the Chairperson, Dorcas Auma Achapa (Kenya) and Professor Dandi Gnamou (Benin) for their three years of excellent contributions to the organization. Afterwards, the ALSF warmly welcomed two additions to its Management Board – Eva Jhala (Zambia) and Nimatou D. Feliho (Benin). The two will serve for three years. The passing of the torch occurred on 10 and 11 June at the Annual Meetings of the ALSF in Malabo,...

Gestion des ressources et transfert d’eau : une délégation du Maroc et des représentants de la Banque africaine de développement en voyage d’études aux États-Unis

05-Jul-2019 - 05-Jul-2019 - Dans le cadre du don d’assistance technique « KOAFEC » accordé au Royaume du Maroc, un voyage d’études visant à appuyer le département de l’eau du Royaume dans la planification et la conception du projet de transfert d’eau Nord-Sud a été effectué du 24 au 29 juin derniers aux États-Unis. Cette visite de travail s’inscrivait dans le cadre du développement de la coopération entre le Maroc et les États-Unis dans le domaine de l’eau : réalisation, gestion et exploitation des infrastructures de stockage mais aussi...

“Nations may go through fragility, but they can exit and become stable, dynamic, prosperous and resilient to debilitating shocks,” says Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

02-Jul-2019 - 02-Jul-2019 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has called for greater financial resources to expand the work of the African Development Fund, the concessional window of the Bank Group. Adesina made the appeal on Tuesday during the opening ceremony of a meeting to discuss the 15th replenishment of the Fund, held from 1 to 3 July in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. Adesina said the Fund had played a substantial role in fragile African countries. The opening ceremony of the meeting was attended by representatives...

The African Development Fund improving and impacting lives of millions in Africa

01-Jul-2019 - 01-Jul-2019 - Established to provide concessional buffer to needy economies on the continent, the African Development Fund (ADF), is not only facilitating rapid rollout of development projects, but its investments continue to transform and sustain lives, beneficiaries say. In 38 of the continent’s neediest countries, the Fund is creating linkages to promote regional integration, commercial exchanges and enhancing food security by investing in power projects, roads and bridges, and other critical industrial and livelihood buildouts....

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation supports Bank’s new Country Resilience and Fragility Assessment (CRFA) tool

01-Jul-2019 - 01-Jul-2019 - CAPTION: First row (l-r): Salimata Soumaré, Senior Natural Resources Governance Officer, African Natural Resources Centre; Georges Bohoussou, OIC, Country Manager, Togo; Pietro Toigo, Country Manager, Mozambique; Mateus Magala, Vice-President, CHVP; Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, Director General, RDGW; Jocelyne Ade-Legre, Principal Investment Climate Regulatory Officer, PITD; Sally Linda Dormeyan, Principal Institutional Capacity Development Officer, RDTS; Estelle Sawadogo, Operations and Finance Analyst, RDTS; surrounded by other...

African Development Bank VP Khaled Sherif champions private sector investment compact in Germany

01-Jul-2019 - 01-Jul-2019 - Photo caption: Khaled Sherif (forward left), African Development Bank Vice-President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery, and Christoph Rauh (forward right), Director for Africa with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), stand with the participants of a deep dive exercise hosted by the BMZ in Bonn, Germany.   Khaled Sherif, the African Development Bank’s Vice-President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery, led a senior...

Madagascar : le Fonds africain de développement engage près de 1,2 milliards de dollars dans le développement

01-Jul-2019 - 01-Jul-2019 - Le président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement, Akinwumi Adesina, est arrivé ce jour à Antananarivo, Madagascar, où il a été accueilli par le ministre de l’Economie et des finances, Richard Randriamandrato. Cette visite s’inscrit dans le cadre de la deuxième réunion consultative sur la Quinzième reconstitution du Fonds africain de développement (FAD-15) qui se tiendra dans la capitale malgache, du 1 au 3 Juillet 2019....