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16/04/2019 - The manufacturing sector will hold the key to future growth in East Africa, the African Development Bank’s lead Economist for the Bank’s East Africa Regional Office has emphasised.

Categories: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda


12/04/2019 - Thousands of people in South Sudan have received relief from a food security project which is addressing the nation’s severe food and nutrition needs.

The South Sudan Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP) was launched in December last year by the government with a $43.57 million grant from the African Development Bank. The World Food Programme is implementing the project.

Categories: South Sudan, Food Production, Poverty Reduction, Nutrition


21/03/2019 - South Sudan has this month realised a record $27.62 million in commercial risk insurance cover through the efforts of the South Sudan government, the African Development Bank and the Africa Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). ATI has, to date, provided gross risk cover to facilitate investments in the electricity, gas, water supply and financial and insurance sectors.

Categories: South Sudan, Trade Finance Program


05/03/2019 - South Sudan has achieved its highest ever receipt of US$14.2 million in non-oil tax revenues for the first time in the nation’s history, through the efforts of a revamped state revenue authority.

Categories: South Sudan


27/02/2019 - East African governors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday commended the institution for approving transformative projects valued at $13.8 billion since 2010.

Categories: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, The President


04/05/2015 - The Northern Transport Corridor in East Africa, extending from the port of Mombasa in Kenya and serving the hinterland countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan, is the busiest trade and transport corridor in East Africa handling the bulk of the region’s regional and international trade. While there have been major improvements in transport infrastructure for the corridor, it still faces challenges of road accidents due to long driving distances.

Categories: Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Infrastructure, Transport, Partnerships, Regional Integration


27/10/2014 - Leaders of global and regional institutions today begin an historic trip to the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and major new financial assistance for countries in the region, totaling more than $8 billion over the coming years

Categories: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Health, Water Supply & Sanitation, Food Production, Youth


08/10/2014 - In a newly released report prepared in 2014 by the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center in Nairobi, Kenya, on the occasion of the Bank’s 50th anniversary, the AfDB describes how it is fulfilling its mandate in Eastern Africa as Africa’s own development bank. The report takes stock of the socio-economic situation today; highlights the Bank’s successes; describes new strategies and instruments; and identifies key challenges the region is likely to face in the next decades.

Categories: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Private Sector, Gender, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Structural Transformation


23/05/2014 - Only three years after independence, the world’s youngest country was still celebrating its newly acquired freedom before it was plunged into violent conflict. On December 15, 2013, South Sudanese woke up to the same gunfire and conflict that they had fought so tirelessly to end.

Categories: Rwanda, South Sudan, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Fragility & Resilience


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On March 22, World Water Day 2014, the African Development Bank celebrates the link between water and energy – the role water plays in generating electricity and the role of energy in the development of the continent.

Categories: Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Ghana, African Water Facility, Energy & Power, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration


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