The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more

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13/06/2019 - The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Government of the Swiss Confederation (SECO) and the African Development Bank on Thursday signed two agreements to fund African initiatives on the sidelines of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Switzerland, Partnerships


02/05/2019 - Senior Nigerian government officials and key investors have endorsed the African Development Bank’s Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) initiative, describing it as a pathway to Africa’s agricultural revolution.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries


26/04/2019 - The African Development Bank Group, on Wednesday 24 April 2019 approved a US$70 million loan for a road project in Nigeria’s southeastern Ebonyi State.

Categories: Nigeria, Transport


25/04/2019 - At a meeting with the African Development Bank President in Abuja, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari commended the Bank for its successes and pledged Nigeria’s continuous support for the institution.

Categories: Nigeria, The President


24/04/2019 - The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT), hosted by the African Development Bank, has announced Us$ 3,390,000 funding for 17 new small and medium enterprises in the agriculture sector as part of its transformative support for food security, income enhancement, job creation, and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund


12/04/2019 - The Board of the African Development Bank has approved a $15-million investment package to Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company (InfraCredit), to support infrastructure financing through the domestic debt capital markets in Nigeria.

Categories: Nigeria, Private Sector


04/04/2019 - One hundred and sixty young women have begun a month-long coding class on two Nigerian campuses under a new programme to give African youth digital skills for the work force. The Coding for Employment programme, organised by the African Development Bank and Microsoft Philanthropies, prioritises young women who typically have been side-lined in the technology ecosystem.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, Rwanda, Education, Gender, Information & Communication Technology


03/04/2019 - Overall economic growth in West Africa is projected to be at 3.6 percent in 2019 and 2020, boosted by the recovery of commodity prices and improved production and service sectors in the region, although challenges and uneven performance would remain, the African Development Bank’s regional economic indicator report revealed.

Categories: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Regional Integration


25/02/2019 - Governors representing the African Development Bank West Africa region held consultative meetings with the institution’s President and senior management in Abidjan on Monday, where they took stock of the Bank’s accelerated engagement in the region.

Categories: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Infrastructure


20/02/2019 - The African Development Bank has kicked off a feasibility study to explore the potential of electricity cooperative business models in Nigeria and Ethiopia. The effort is part of the Bank’s goal of achieving universal electricity access across Africa by 2025. Currently, power shortages diminish the region’s GDP growth by 2-4% per year, holding back job creation and poverty reduction efforts.

Categories: Nigeria, Ethiopia, Africa Energy Market Place


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