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AfDB Supports Tunisia’s Education Policy

28-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 28 September 2005 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday in Tunis approved a loan of 50 million units of account* (60 million Euros or 97 million Tunisian Dinars) to finance the Secondary Education Support Project, Phase II (SESP II) in Tunisia.

Girls’ Education: Working to Meet the Challenge

21-Sep-2005 - The African Development Bank (ADB) Group is working to improve the quality of girls’ education interventions in its operations and affirm the partnerships of which the Bank is a part.  A workshop in Tunis brought together staff involved in projects that would help borrowing countries deal with the challenge of improving girls’ education and meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

AfDB engages in AU/NEPAD dialogue on Peace and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

19-Sep-2005 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is an active participant in an ongoing dialogue on post-conflict rehabilitation, recovery, reconstruction and development.  This is part of a comprehensive, participatory and consultative process initiated by the African Union and the Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) toward the elaboration of a security and development framework for the African continent.

Kaberuka Sworn in as 7th Elected President of the African Development Bank Group

01-Sep-2005 - Tunis, 1 September 2005 – The African Development Bank (ADB) Group has a new President.  Mr. Donald Kaberuka took the oath of office today in a ceremony at the institution’s Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis.  The occasion was witnessed by the Chair and members of the Bank’s Board of Governors, the Board of Directors, members of the diplomatic corps in Tunis and staff of the institution.

President-Elect Donald Kaberuka arrives in Tunis

30-Aug-2005 - The President-elect of the African Development Bank, Mr. Donald Kaberuka, has arrived in Tunis for his swearing-in, scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at the Bank’s Temporary Relocation Agency. Mr. Kaberuka, elected to a five-year term last July by the institution’s Board of Governors, was received on arrival at Tunis-Carthage airport by senior Tunisian government and Bank officials.

Rwandan Finance Minister elected President of the African Development Bank

21-Jul-2005 - Tunis, 21 July 2005 – Rwandan Finance Minister, Mr. Donald Kaberuka (54) was on Thursday in Tunis elected President of the African Development Bank Group (ADB) during the extraordinary Meeting of ADB Governors held on 21-22 July 2005 in Tunis. Mr. Kaberuka received 78.8% of the total votes and 68.2 % of the African votes while Mr. Olabisi Ogunjobi of Nigeria, polled 20.55% of the total votes and 30.74% of the African votes, in the seventh round of balloting.

Africa is not a country – President Kaberuka advises on better ways of doing business on the continent

21-Jul-2005 - Africa is not a country but a continent of 54 states, which, in spite of many similarities, differ from one another in many respects, African Development Bank President, Donald Kaberuka told a development think-tank in Beijing on Monday.

Review of the NEPAD Short Term Action Plan for Infrastructure

10-Jul-2005 - The AfDB NEPAD Unit is organizing, from Wednesday July 13th to Friday July 15th 2005, a workshop on the ‘Review of the NEPAD Short Term Action Plan for Infrastructure". This seminar is co-organized with the NEPAD Secretariat. The African Development Bank is the lead agency for the development of infrastructure under the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Initiative. In particular, the Bank provides technical assistance and advisory services to the NEPAD Secretariat in support of the implementation of the infrastructure programs...

The African Development Bank launches the African Water Facility in Tunis

07-Jul-2005 - Tunis, 7 July 2005 – The African Development Bank (ADB) organizes on 8 July 2005 at Sheraton Hotel Tunis the African Water Facility Inaugural Governing Council Meeting. This important event will gather the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) representatives, the ADB President, Mr. Omar Kabbaj, the Tunisian Secretary of State in charge of Water Resources and Fishery, Mr.

Workshop on “Local Governance and Poverty Alleviation in Africa: Lessons of Experience”, 21-24 June 2005, Tunis

16-Jun-2005 - The African Development Bank and the Joint Africa Institute, in collaboration with the German Development Bank (Kfw), the World Bank and the International Institute for Democracy Electoral Assistance (IDEA), are organizing a learning Workshop on "Local Governance and Poverty Alleviation in Africa: Lessons of Experience". The venue will be at the Sheraton Hotel, Tunis from 21-24 June 2005.

AfDB to Play Central Role in the Implementation of Blair’s Commission Report

27-May-2005 - Mr. Michel Camdessus and Sir Nicolas Stern, respectively Commissioner and Policy and Research Director at the Secretariat of the Commission for Africa, presented the French version of the final Report of the Commission to ADB staff in Tunis on Friday 27 May, 2005. The presentation was attended by a large segment of staff and managers from all departments.

Lancement du rapport BAD / OCDE 2005 : l’Afrique a le vent en poupe

17-May-2005 - Ce rapport, qui en est à sa quatrième édition, confirme une tendance observée par les experts: l’Afrique enregistre ses meilleures performances économiques depuis longtemps. « En 2004, l’activité économique en Afrique a progressé de plus de 5%  et si certains pays sont toujours aux prises avec de graves difficultés – notamment la catastrophe humanitaire du Darfour au Soudan, l’effondrement économique du Zimbabwe et les conflits en Côte d’Ivoire et dans certaines régions du Congo RDC – les perspectives sont plus favorables pour la plupart des...

Burkina Faso will host AfDB Group Country Office

17-May-2005 - This ceremony is "a crucial moment in the reinforcement of the cooperation relationships, already excellent, that link the Bank Group to Burkina Faso"; the ABD President said. In the framework of the ADB’s decentralization policy, Burkina Faso is part of a group of 25 countries which will shelter the field offices improving management and follow-up of the Bank projects and programmes and ensuring a better quality of assistance and dialogue to the member countries.

Stimuler le potentiel de progrès en Algérie, au Maroc et en Tunisie: La Banque Mondiale et la Bad organisent la 1re Table Ronde du Maghreb à Tunis

13-May-2005 - Cette table ronde a pour objectif de susciter un riche débat sur les principaux défis de développement et le programme de réformes économiques dans les pays de la région. Elle a aussi pour objet de favoriser le développement d’une compréhension commune des importantes interactions entre la performance économique et les transformations sociales et de suggérer des axes de réforme et des actions concrètes pour favoriser leur mise en œuvre.

The African Development Bank: past achievements & the future. President Kabbaj speaks…

13-May-2005 - The Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will take place in Abuja from May 18 – 19, 2005. President Omar Kabbaj, who has led the institution since 1995, reflects on the challenges he had to take on when he came into office, on the accomplishments of the last decade, and on the future of the institution. The President has been talking to a number of news organizations as he heads out to Abuja for the 2005 Annual Meetings.

Promoting Private Investments in NEPAD Infrastructure Projects

12-May-2005 - The seminar will (i) provide information on potential private financed NEPAD infrastructure projects, (ii) promote understanding of the global trends and issues in attracting private investment in infrastructure, (iii) discuss private sector actions to promote and implement NEPAD infrastructure projects, (iv) discuss what steps African countries can take to champion public-private partnerships in infrastructure development and (v) discuss the role of MDBs in supporting NEPAD’s goal of increasing private investment in infrastructure.

The AfDB hosts the 10th Regional Seminar of International Comparison Program for Africa in Tunis

02-May-2005 - "Is the number of people living in poverty declining?" The forthcoming International Comparison Program for Africa (ICP-Africa) Seminar on "Data Quality Control",  organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), to be held in Hammamet, Tunisia on  9-11 May 2005, will intend to provide means to answer this question for the continent. Through ICP - Africa, for the first time, ADB is assessing comparative standards of living for a better future in Africa.

AfDB Supports African Women in Business

18-Apr-2005 - The conference will give the opportunity to (i) exchange experiences and promote networking among key field partners, (ii) raise awareness among stakeholders from all Africa and challenge the existing mind set about "Women in Business" in both the public and private sectors, (iii) discuss implications for donors, institutions and countries on the different issues presented and (iv) come up with concrete recommendations on how to provide more effective support for women entrepreneurship development and businesswomen networking.

Africa’s Financing Requirements for Attaining the MDGs: President Kabbaj advocates increased ODA flows to Africa; further debt reduction; and improved access for Africa’s exports

17-Apr-2005 - Mobilizing the resources required for attaining the MDGs would require a number of complementary actions. Domestically, there is a need to deepen financial and banking sector reforms to enhance domestic resource mobilization. In addition, more attractive conditions for the private sector would need to be put in place to encourage greater private investment from both domestic and external investors.

Development Projects Evaluation in Africa: Key decision-makers meet in Tunis to improve aid efficiency processes

04-Apr-2005 - This High-Level Seminar is organized by the Joint Africa Institute (JAI), in partnership with the Operations Evaluation Departments (OPEV) from the World Bank and the African Development Bank, as well as the Public Service Commission of South Africa.