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05/02/2019 - Zambia’s constant power cuts are now a thing of the past. Thanks to a robust hydraulic and solar power generation industry in recent years, the country is now self-sufficient in energy. And, there is even better news for citizens of the South African nation- electricity production could soon be in surplus.

Categories: Zambia, Energy & Power


27/12/2018 - Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end. In just 24 months, travelling between the water-rich but land-locked Zambia and Botswana will get easier, smoother and faster, when the new road and rail bridge, currently under construction across the waters of the Zambezi, is commissioned for public use.

Categories: Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Infrastructure, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


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


19/12/2016 - Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has published a report of unprecedented scope, which measures the relevance, effectiveness, sustainability and efficiency of AfDB’s operations across the African continent over the past decade.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal, Ethiopia, Morocco, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Private Sector, Transport


18/11/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Friday, November 18, 2016 approved a US $135-million loan to finance a water and sanitation program targeting small towns in Zambia.

Categories: Zambia, Water Supply & Sanitation


09/11/2016 - The African Water Facility (AWF) held a one-day event on November 9, 2016 to launch the Upscaling Smallholder Irrigation (USI) project, which aims to help develop smallholder irrigation in Zambia. The AWF €1.4-million grant to finance a set of studies facilitating the upscaling of the USI project will contribute to better livelihood conditions, job creation and climate change resilience of smallholder farmers in the country.

Categories: Zambia, African Water Facility, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships


25/10/2016 - The African Development Bank’s Zambia Field Office in conjunction with the Regional Integration and Trade Department concluded a working visit, on September 22, to Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo to establish current trade patterns with Zambia.

Categories: Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Regional Integration, Transport, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure


02/06/2016 - For five intense days, the 51st Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 42nd Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund (ADF) in Lusaka, Zambia, focused on the growth trajectory of the Bank and the continent.

Categories: Zambia, Energy & Power, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, Human Capital Development, Youth, Employment, Partnerships, The President


31/05/2016 - The African Development Bank Group is hosting the 7th Debt Management Facility (DMF) Stakeholders’ Forum on May 30-31, 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia, on the heels of the Bank’s 2016 Annual Meetings.

Categories: Zambia, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships


28/05/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has challenged Africa to take the lead in implementing strategies to effectively end carbon emissions in the global process of manufacturing goods.

Categories: Zambia, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Partnerships, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)


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