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24/07/2017 - The President of the Republic of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, paid a courtesy call on the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina on Saturday 22 July 2017 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Madagascar, Partnerships, The President


  • From: 04/12/2017
  • To: 06/12/2017
  • Location: Addis Ababa

The 2017 African Economic Conference (AEC) will be held from 4-6 December in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the theme, ‘Governance for Structural Transformation.’

AEC will among other things, foster dialogue that promotes the exchange of ideas and innovative thinking among researchers, development practitioners and African policymakers.

Categories: Ethiopia


14/07/2017 - It was during a beautiful breathy summer in Santa Fe, Mexico City, that the 18th International Economic Association (IEA) World Congress was held between 19 and 24, June 2017. Seating 2,2oo meters above sea-level, this white-collar business district in the South Western hills of Mexico City harbors modern high-rise office and apartment buildings occupied by multinational corporations such as Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia and many others.

Categories: Mexico, Chief Economist's Office


05/07/2017 - On June 7, 2017, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved the Form Ghana Reforestation Project and the Southern Tunisia Gas Pipeline Project to undergo a Bank-triggered compliance review. This review, referred to as spot check advisory review of project compliance (Spot-Check Review), is part of the advisory functions provided by the Bank’s Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) for purposes of institutional learning.

Categories: Ghana, Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)


04/07/2017 - Since 2005, Ghana continues to show steady improvements in economic growth of over 7% per year on average, making it the first African country to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1 of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. However, as growth has accelerated the disparities between the Northern and Southern broad regions, in terms of economic development, becomes clearer.

Categories: Ghana, Agriculture & Agro-industries


29/06/2017 - The Senior Director of the African Development Bank in Nigeria, Ebrima Faal, on Wednesday, June 28 concluded his accreditation with the Nigerian Government in a ceremony presided by the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Categories: Nigeria


20/06/2017 - Dans le cadre du projet de gestion intégrée du bassin versant du Gourou à Abidjan, financé par la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) à travers un don FAD d’un montant de 23 millions d’UC (environ 18 milliards), le Ministère de la construction du logement de l’assainissement et de l’urbanisme (MCLAU) de Côte d’Ivoire a organisé le jeudi 08 juin 2017, à Abidjan, une cérémonie de remise d’équipements et d’outils de terrain.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Environment


16/06/2017 - Ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would work with partners to accelerate the implementation of the Drought Resilience Sustainable Livelihood Support Programme (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa.

Categories: Fragility & Resilience, Food Production, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Health, Partnerships


15/06/2017 - More than ever before, African countries need to craft economic and trade policies that will foster inclusive and green tourism growth, intra-Africa trade, and contribute to visa openness for a borderless and interconnected continent, according to the latest edition of the Africa Tourism Monitor.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Employment, Regional Integration, Africa Visa Openness Index, Transport, Infrastructure, Youth, Partnerships, Private Sector


15/06/2017 - Flagging data showing the steep fall in trade between Africa and the United States of America, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina called for a reboot and boost of the erstwhile robust economic relations that existed between the two sides.

Categories: United States of America, Partnerships, Youth, Private Sector, The President