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17/02/2017 - An African Development Bank mission, in collaboration with the World Bank Group, visited Banjul, the Gambian capital, from February 1-4, 2017 in order to engage with the new authorities and discuss the modalities of forthcoming Bank engagement.

Categories: Gambia, Infrastructure, Transport, Partnerships, Human Capital Development


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


14/02/2017 - The African Water Facility (AWF) and NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) signed on January 31, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa, a letter of agreement with the Orange Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM) to launch the Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project Preparation for the Orange-Senqu River Basin, shared by Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. The co-financed project, amounting to about €3.5 million, includes contributions from AWF of about €2 million and $1.2 million from NEPAD-IPPF.

Categories: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships, Infrastructure, NEPAD, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), African Water Facility


09/02/2017 - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) has continued to support African countries to strengthen regional infrastructure connectivity by providing grants for project preparation and development for complex, cross-border regional infrastructure projects in energy, transport, ICT and trans-boundary water. This directly supports Africa’s integration and industrialization efforts as well as trade in goods and services and helps to improve the quality of lives of Africans by improving access to infrastructure services – electricity, transport, communications and water.

Categories: Infrastructure, Partnerships, Trade Finance Program, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), Regional Integration


01/02/2017 - Le mercredi 1er février 2017, le Groupe de la Banque africaine de Développement (BAD) a accordé un don de 18,63 millions de dollars EU, dont 5,51 millions de dollars EU sur les ressources du Fonds d’Appui aux pays en Transition (FAT) et de 13,12 millions de dollars EU sur les Fonds FAD, à la République du Burundi, destinés à financer le pavement de la RN18, un important axe routier reliant la capitale, Bujumbura, aux régions Centres et Est du pays. Dans cet Etat fragile, faciliter la circulation entre les régions du pays et favoriser l’essor économique des zones les plus isolées est une priorité afin d’assurer la cohésion sociale, lutter contre la pauvreté et prévenir de nouvelles crises. Ce projet routier doit y contribuer.

Categories: Burundi, Infrastructure


01/02/2017 - The African Water Facility (AWF) provided a grant of close to €2 million to the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to support the development of a 25-year national water supply and sanitation masterplans that will guide the achievement of national universal access for water supply and sanitation through the identification of effective water supply and sanitation projects.

Categories: Rwanda, Human Capital Development, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships, Infrastructure, Health, African Water Facility


24/01/2017 - Guinea-Bissau’s proposed Rice Value Chain Development Project to be implemented in the Bafata and Oio regions of the country has received the African Development Bank Group’s support with a loan and a grant amounting to US $5.67 million approved by its Board on January 23, 2017 in Abidjan. The funding will be sourced from the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the Group.

Categories: Guinea-Bissau, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Employment


19/01/2017 - People affected by the earthquake which hit the Kagera region, in northwestern Tanzania, in September last year will get some relief from a humanitarian emergency grant approved by the African Development Bank Group’s Board last week.

Categories: Tanzania, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Partnerships, Environment, Education


12/01/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved on Friday, December 16, 2016 a US $40.8-million loan to the Republics of Benin and Togo to finance the upgrading into a four-lane 30-kilometre road section linking the capitals of both countries, as well as an important program of coastal protection.

Categories: Togo, Transport, Infrastructure


22/12/2016 - Le nouveau terminal de l’aéroport Marrakech Menara (Maroc), l’un des cinq aéroports du continent à avoir obtenu le label carbone niveau 1, a été inauguré par Sa Majesté le Roi Mohamed VI, en présence de responsables gouvernementaux et de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), seul bailleur de fonds international, ayant participé à son financement.

Categories: Morocco, Infrastructure, Transport