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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


30/10/2018 - One of Nigeria’s foremost traditional rulers has challenged Africans and development experts to rethink development financing to reach the poorest communities on the continent, to give them access to markets, education and healthcare.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Education, Poverty Reduction


07/06/2018 - African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, met with São Tomé and Príncipe President Evaristo Carvalho on Wednesday, just as the Bank’s Board of Directors in Abidjan approved the island nation’s new Country Strategy Paper 2018-2022.

Categories: São Tomé and Príncipe, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Gender, Education, Employment, Youth, Poverty Reduction, The President


04/06/2018 - The first President of the African Development Bank group to set foot on São Tomé and Príncipe, Akinwumi Adesina has arrived in the country for a five-day official visit to strengthen alliances between his institution and this lower middle-income island nation with a fragile economy.

Categories: São Tomé and Príncipe, Partnerships, Infrastructure, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Poverty Reduction, The President


07/03/2018 - "This is no longer business as usual," African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, said at the start of meetings with Finance Ministers from North African countries, held at the Bank's headquarters.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Youth, Partnerships, Employment, The High 5s, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Private Sector, The President, Infrastructure & Regional Integration


07/03/2018 - In a historic first, East African Governors of the African Development Bank met with the President Akinwumi Adesina and Executives to discuss economic challenges, opportunities and successes in the continent's fast-growing powerhouse region.

Categories: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Partnerships, Private Sector, Youth, Employment, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, The High 5s, The President, Infrastructure & Regional Integration


07/03/2018 - The African Development Bank and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent’s growing population and youth unemployment, which they likened to a “ticking time bomb.”

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Employment, Regional Integration, Partnerships, Infrastructure, Private Sector, The High 5s, Infrastructure & Regional Integration


19/02/2018 - The Executive Directors of the African Development Bank concluded a five-day Consultation Mission to Sudan on Tuesday, 15th February 2017 with a wrap-up meeting at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.

Categories: Sudan, Private Sector, Poverty Reduction


13/02/2018 - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement with the African Development Fund (ADF) designed to provide an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan to the tune of 73.601 billion Japanese Yen (approx. US $700.9 million). The loan is part of Japan’s contribution to the African Development Fund’s Fourteenth Replenishment (ADF-14). This is the first JICA loan provided to the ADF.

Categories: Japan, Côte d’Ivoire, ADF, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Private Sector, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative


07/02/2018 - More than 300 people were expected on Thursday, February 8 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, to attend the opening of the second edition of the Africa Resilience Forum organised by the African Development Bank on the theme “Building Resilience at the Bottom of the Pyramid.”

Categories: Private Sector, Fragility & Resilience, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Employment, Youth


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