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25/01/2019 - It's market day in Tsianisiha, a rural town in the district of Toliara in south-west Madagascar. In the central square, the stalls are overflowing with the thousands of products that attract an ever-greater throng of shoppers every Monday. And for good reason: in just five years, Tsianisiha has been completely transformed, much to the benefit of its inhabitants.

Categories: Madagascar, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Gender, Infrastructure, Poverty Reduction


05/12/2017 - The United Nations Development Programme launched its Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa report on Monday during the African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Comoros, Mali, Niger, Burundi, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development


15/10/2017 - The African rural world is one I know well. I grew out of rural poverty myself and went to a rural school without electricity and lived in a village where we had to walk for kilometres to find water. We had to study after dark with candles or kerosene lanterns. By God’s grace, I made it out of poverty to where I am today. But for tens of millions of those in similar situations, especially in rural Africa, the outcomes are not like mine. For most, the potential has simply been wasted.

Categories: The High 5s, Nutrition, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Poverty Reduction, The President


19/09/2017 - Major agriculture sector financiers, U.N. agencies and research organizations have underscored the urgent need to cushion small-scale African farmers from the adverse effects of climate change.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Employment


11/09/2017 - Si l’Afrique veut mettre fin à la faim d’ici à 2025, elle doit mettre un terme aux importantes pertes agricoles post-récoltes, qui représentent jusqu’à 30 % de sa production, ont martelé des experts, jeudi 7 septembre 2017, au quatrième jour de la 7e édition du Forum pour la révolution verte en Afrique (AGRF) en cours à Abidjan.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Poverty Reduction


24/05/2017 - The African Development Bank has made a donation to the Mahipatram Rupram Ashram, one of the largest and oldest orphanages in India.

Categories: India, Human Capital Development, Gender, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Education, Health


23/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) says the cost of malnutrition is too huge for Africa to ignore.

Speaking at a side event on “Developing Africa’s Grey Matter Infrastructure: Addressing Africa’s Nutrition Challenges” at the African Development Bank Group’s 52nd Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday, May 22, AfDB Group President Akinwumi Adesina disclosed that stunting alone costs Africa $25 billion per year.

Categories: India, Nutrition, Health, Education, Youth, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, The President


  • From: 17/04/2017
  • To: 22/04/2017
  • Location: Washington, DC

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is participating in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, in Washington, DC, from April 18-23, 2017. The annual gathering brings together over 1,000 participants from government, civil society, the private sector, the media and academia.

Categories: United States of America, Fragility & Resilience, Food Production, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Nutrition, Youth, Infrastructure, The President


11/01/2017 - The President of the Republic of Benin, Patrice Talon, visited on Wednesday 11 January 2017 the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, where he was welcomed by President Akinwumi Adesina, for the presentation of the new program of action of the Government of Benin for the period 2016-2021.

Categories: Benin, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction


14/12/2016 - On December 9, 2016, The New Deal on Energy Task Force hosted an Innovation Workshop to explore pioneering business models to scale access to pay-as-you-go (PAYG) payment models for off-grid solar energy.

Categories: Energy & Power, Environment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Private Sector


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