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15/02/2017 - The eight-nation Intergovernmental Agency on Development (IGAD) has secured a US $3.50-million grant from the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, to finance the agency’s Infrastructure Master Plan (IRIMP).

Categories: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Infrastructure, ADF


12/12/2016 - A global coalition of donors pledged to support the structural transformation of African economies and the African Development Bank's High Five priorities by agreeing on US $7.06 billion over the next three years to support development projects and programs in the 38 lower income African countries supported by the African Development Fund (ADF).

Categories: ADF, Energy & Power, Agriculture & Agro-industries


25/10/2016 - Phase II of the Abidjan Sanitation Program has received a significant boost following the mobilization by donors of over US $350 million out of the required US $400 million needed to fund the program successfully. This program, which was presented to donors at a roundtable discussion in Abidjan on October 20-21, 2016, is designed to eradicate the recurring floods in the city of Abidjan and to resolve most of the sanitation-related challenges.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Partnerships, ADF


13/07/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an African Development Fund (ADF) loan of USD 50 million to finance the third phase of the Skills, Employability and Entrepreneurship Programme (SEEP III) and jobs creation in Rwanda.

Categories: Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire, ADF, Employment, Youth, Energy & Power, Private Sector, Partnerships


07/07/2016 - The impacts arising from investments made by the African Development Bank Group in 2015 will collectively improve mobility of at least 1.2 million users of public transport, result in employment generation of about 200,000 jobs in the ITC sector and benefit almost 18 million people from improvements in road infrastructure. These are the findings of the AfDB’s 2015 Annual Report on Transport and Information and communications technology (ICT) released July 1, 2016.

Categories: Transport, Regional Integration, Information & Communication Technology, Infrastructure, Employment, Human Capital Development, ADF


30/06/2016 - The African Development Bank has released a new online tool that enables anyone in the world to see at a glance how the Bank’s projects are boosting Africa’s economies and making Africans’ lives better.

Categories: Quality Assurance & Results, Human Capital Development, ADF, Partnerships


29/06/2016 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé un don du Fonds africains de développement (FAD) de 16,85 millions de dollars ; un Prêt FAD de 6,1 millions de dollars; et un don de la Facilité d’Appui à la Transition (FAT) de 21,3 millions de dollars en faveur du Tchad, soit un montant total de 44,2 million de dollars pour le financement de la seconde phase du programme d’appui aux réformes des finances publiques (PARFIP-II).

Categories: Chad, Economic & Financial Governance, ADF


17/06/2016 - For three days this week, African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina brought Africa to the Americas, and the AfDB to Canada, as the co-chair of the 22nd International Economic Forum of the Americas - Conference of Montreal. The Forum closed on Thursday.

Categories: Canada, Energy & Power, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Gender, ADF, Partnerships, The President


06/04/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the Comoros’ Country Strategy Paper 2016-2020, designed to enable the country achieve diversified job-creating economic growth and to increase resilience to external shocks.

Categories: Comoros, ADF, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power


26/02/2016 - During a 48-hour working visit to Côte d’Ivoire, the French Minister of the Minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, met with Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, on Friday, February 26 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. They discussed cooperation between the pan-African financial institution and her country, France.

Categories: France, ADF, Environment, Energy & Power, COP21, Partnerships, The President