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20/11/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with Initiative for Global Development (IGD) and Grow Africa is organizing the first high-level convening, Leadership4Agriculture (L4Ag) Forum, on November 28 at the AfDB headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The invitation-only L4Ag Forum, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, will be held on the sidelines of the AU-EU Summit on November 29-30, 2017.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries


20/11/2017 - A new report released Friday by the African Development Bank (AfDB) calls for the industrialization of the continent with a focus on smart industrial policy, structural transformations and a move towards processing the continent’s raw materials into value added products.

Categories: The High 5s


17/11/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved two loans amounting to US$ 171 million to finance Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program.

Categories: Rwanda, Water Supply & Sanitation


16/11/2017 - Africa Day, held on 15 November within COP23 in Bonn, was the springboard for the official launch of Africa NDC Hub, the African Platform for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This African Development Bank (AfDB) initiative is intended to help the 54 African countries fulfil their commitments under the Paris Agreement, in other words, to put their respective NDCs into action without neglecting their own development priorities.

Categories: COP, Climate Change, Africa NDC Hub


16/11/2017 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et le gouvernement gabonais ont signé, vendredi 10 novembre 2017 à Abidjan, un accord de prêt de 300 millions d’euros destiné à renforcer l’économie du pays, à travers la mise en œuvre du Programme d’appui à la réforme économique et financière (PAREF-II).

Categories: Gabon, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector


16/11/2017 - On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the African Development Bank (AfDB), rated Aaa (Moody’s) / AAA (S&P) / AAA (Fitch), launched and priced a new US$ 2 billion 5-year Global benchmark transaction due 16 November 2022.


16/11/2017 - At the first edition of the Off-Grid Government-Industry Dialogue (OGID) Day on 24 October 2017 in Abidjan, 80 representatives of African governments and practitioners from the off-grid energy industry discussed the vital role of off-grid energy solutions in delivering universal energy access across Africa. Organized by GOGLA, the voice of the off-grid solar sector, and the African Development Bank (AfDB), the OGID Day highlighted the need for close collaboration between governments and companies to scale up the reach of off-grid energy solutions and accelerate progress towards universal energy access.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Energy & Power


14/11/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for more partnerships to accelerate development of the African continent.

“Africa is now the place to be,” he told businessmen and representatives of the Portuguese private sector, during a roundtable co-chaired with Teresa Ribeiro, Portugal’s State Secretary in charge of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Vice-Governor of Portugal to the AfDB and the African Development Fund.

Categories: Portugal, The President


10/11/2017 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et le gouvernement tunisien ont procédé, jeudi 9 novembre 2017 à Gammarth en Tunisie, à la signature de trois accords de prêts totalisant un montant de 160 millions d’euros, soit environ 465 millions de Dinars tunisiens (TND).

Categories: Tunisia, Agriculture & Agro-industries


10/11/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US$ 25 million in Kwacha equivalent to Zambia National Building Society (ZNBS).

Categories: Zambia