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Tanzania: Alternative Learning and Skills Development Project

30-Oct-2018 - .greenbartitle h2 { background: #009653; } .more_iteration {display: none;} [alert type="success"] Key facts  Alternative Learning and Skills Development project financed with an African Development Fund (ADF) loan and grant totaling US$32.7 million. Over 1,000 community members (51 percent of them are women) received training in computer literacy, law and adult literacy in the Alternative Learning Centre. Graduates of the skills development centers, 19 micro finance...

Consistent Support for Higher Education, Science and Technology in Malawi

25-Oct-2018 - [alert type="success"] Key facts The Strengthening of Primary and Secondary Education Project (Education II, US$21.8 million) was approved by the African Development Bank for Malawi in 1986. This was followed by the Strengthening Access to Primary Education Project (Education III, US$16.7 million). The Support to Community Day Secondary Education Project (Education IV, US$20.9 million) was approved in 2001. The Support to Community Day Secondary...

East Africa’s One Stop Border Post Project

25-Oct-2018 - [alert type="success"] Key facts African Development Fund loans of US$107 million to Kenya and US$88 million to Tanzania. Support to Kenya and Tanzania development priorities and regional integration within the East African Community. Construction of 240-km road from Arusha through Namanga to Athi River, near Nairobi. Boost to commercial and tourism activities in the region, improved traffic between Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan. [/alert] The African Development...

Kenya goes all out for renewable energy

10-Oct-2018 - Kenya has taken less than a decade to make giant strides in its energy sector. Key to this are two iconic renewable energy projects that have benefited from the decisive support of the African Development Bank: Turkana Wind Farm and Menengai Geothermal Power Station. The figures speak for themselves - the nationwide electrification rate in Kenya has leapt from 28% in 2013 to more than 60% in 2017, according to data provided by President Uhuru Kenyatta at an energy round table held in January...

Namibia: Walvis Bay Port expansion well under way

05-Oct-2018 - Sea sounds and splashing waves greet a docking ship at Walvis Bay, where cranes are ready to offload and place heavy containers from the vessel. Welcome to the Port of Walvis Bay, Namibia’s only deep-water port able to handle large ships. Namibia's largest commercial port, it serves as the logistical backbone for several industries in the southern African country. The small country with an estimated population of 2.59 million people is also set to become a regional logistic hub with the ongoing expansion...

Mauritania: African Development Bank Boosts Private Sector

11-Sep-2018 - In April 2017, the African Development Bank  opened a five-year US$7 million credit line to the Banque Populaire de Mauritanie (BPM), following an earlier line in July 2008, which had been repaid in full. These loans form part of the Bank's measures to promote the private sector in Mauritania.  Thirty five small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) covering eight business sectors have benefited from these credit facilities, some of which have been remarkably successful. Below are three success...

Nairobi-Addis Ababa road corridor boosts trade in East and Horn of Africa

18-Aug-2018 - [alert type="success"] Key figures Trade between Kenya and Ethiopia expected to jump from US$ 35 to 175 million by the end of 2019 Average transport costs between Isiolo and Merille (Kenya) down from 0.49 to 0.28 cents/km: Extra volume of goods transported to and from Mombasa reaches 900,000 tons per year. The travel time between Nairobi and Moyale has reduced significantly (from three days to less than 1 day). The transport fare between Nairobi and Moyale has reduced from KSH 2,500 in 2013 to...

Poverty on the decline in eastern Côte d’Ivoire

16-May-2018 - The African Development Bank is ramping up the pace of its work in the agriculture sector. Its new strategy to transform African agriculture, approved in May 2016, aims to eradicate extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition in Africa and to transform the continent into a net exporter of food products. This approach is much in evidence in Côte d’Ivoire, where the Bank set the tone in 2012 and 2016 by funding the Agricultural Infrastructure Support Project in Indénié-Djuablin Region (PAIA-ID) and the Value...

African leaders commit to overcome malnutrition, elevate nutrition as driver for economic growth

29-Jan-2018 - «Il y a toutes les raisons de s'en occuper: la malnutrition est la principale cause de décès pour des millions d'enfants de moins de cinq ans. En effet, 3 millions d'enfants meurent chaque année en Afrique de malnutrition. Si les tendances actuelles se maintiennent jusqu'en 2030, l'Afrique aura perdu 36 millions d'enfants, qui n'ont pas assez à manger ou assez bien pour se nourrir. »- Akinwumi Adesina, président de la Banque africaine de développement. Les dirigeants africains ont pris lundi un engagement...