The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

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25/05/2017 - The African Development Bank Group concluded its 2017 Annual Meetings on Thursday in Ahmedabad, India, on a high note of optimism generated by the Bank’s good balance sheet and the early successes of its High 5 priorities, especially in agriculture and energy.

Categories: India, Korea, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, The President


25/05/2017 - “With 65% of the world’s uncultivated land, Africa will determine the future of food for the world. There is gold in the dirt, if only we will see it”, said African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina as he spoke to press after the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, The President


25/05/2017 - The Republic of Korea will host the 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group in the port city of Busan on May 21-25, 2018.

“I congratulate India on hosting such a successful Annual Meeting here in Ahmedabad,” said Jiyoung Choi, International Financial Institutions Director in the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance, speaking at the Closing Ceremony of the Bank’s 52nd Annual Meetings. “And I warmly welcome you to Busan in May 2018.”

Categories: Korea, India, Partnerships, The President


24/05/2017 - In 2016, Africa as a whole maintained its position as the world’s second-fastest growing economies behind South Asia, according to data released during the Financial Presentation at the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings, which entered its third day on Wednesday in Ahmedabad, India.

Categories: India


24/05/2017 - With the roll-out of its High 5s priorities and an new Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) in 2016, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), delivered a record US $11.00 billion worth of projects and programs during the year, targeting creation of 630,000 jobs mainly for youths and women, according to the Bank Group’s 2016 Annual Report released at its Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Categories: India, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Education, Youth, Regional Integration


24/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has proposed new investment strategies in Africa’s agriculture sector, which, if properly implemented, would effectively alter the market structures around the world in favour of the African farmers of major cash crops like tea, coffee and cocoa.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development


24/05/2017 - Winners of the 2017 African Banker Awards were announced at a prestigious Gala Dinner in Ahmedabad, India. The Awards, held annually on the fringes of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, celebrate excellence in banking and finance on the African continent.

Categories: India, Partnerships, Private Sector


23/05/2017 - The African Development Bank Group and the International Finance Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, May 22, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India, aimed at promoting investments that benefit women in Africa.

Categories: Human Capital Development, Employment, Partnerships, Private Sector, Gender


23/05/2017 - Trade between African countries has the greatest potential for building sustainable economic development and integration, says African Economic Outlook 2017, a flagship report of the African Development Bank released in Ahmedabad on Day 1 of its 52nd Annual Meetings, which commenced on Monday in the Indian city.

Categories: India, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development


23/05/2017 - Africa needs to push for accelerated development by harnessing local resources to boost entrepreneurship and drive its industrialization.

Participants at the 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) expressed this view at the release of the 2017 African Economic Outlook (AEO) on Monday, May 22, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India.

Categories: Employment, Youth, Private Sector, Partnerships