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30/04/2019 - The African Development Fund on Tuesday approved $11.1 million to support Zambia’s public finance and economic management as part of efforts to restore fiscal stability and improve livelihoods in the middle-income Southern African nation.

Categories: Zambia, Economic & Financial Governance


06/03/2019 - Beauty Matomola is one of the champions of the Government’s Transforming Rural Livelihoods in Western Zambia project, financed by the African Development Bank. A cheerful, energetic 34-year-old single mother of two, she is using her considerable powers of persuasion to help local communities achieve a low cost, high impact project in the region: getting her neighbors to build decent latrines.

Categories: Zambia, Water Supply & Sanitation


01/03/2019 - The Bank’s regional governors from southern Africa gathered yesterday to consider and discuss the work of the African Development Bank in the past year, following detailed presentations by the Bank’s senior management and an opening speech of welcome by Bank President Akinwumi Adesina.

Categories: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, eSwatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe, The President


05/02/2019 - Zambia’s constant power cuts are now a thing of the past. Thanks to a robust hydraulic and solar power generation industry in recent years, the country is now self-sufficient in energy. And, there is even better news for citizens of the South African nation- electricity production could soon be in surplus.

Categories: Zambia, Energy & Power


27/12/2018 - Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end. In just 24 months, travelling between the water-rich but land-locked Zambia and Botswana will get easier, smoother and faster, when the new road and rail bridge, currently under construction across the waters of the Zambezi, is commissioned for public use.

Categories: Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Infrastructure, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


  • From: 29/10/2018
  • To: 29/10/2018
  • Location: Livingstone, Zambia

The African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) of the African Development Bank, in partnership with the Central Bank of Zambia (BOZ) is organising the 7th Annual Workshop on Local Currency Bond Markets and Financial Sector Development in Livingstone, Zambia on the 29th of October 2018.

Categories: Zambia, African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI)


06/08/2018 - An African Development Bank team of experts visited Zambia from 23 to 27 July to identify businesses in the nation’s water and agriculture sectors eligible for new financing mechanisms it is offering to the southern African nation.

Categories: Zambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation


  • From: 26/07/2018
  • To: 27/07/2018
  • Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia

The African Development Bank will on 26-27 July 2018, host “From Plan to Action,” a meeting on controlling Fall Armyworm in southern Africa. The meeting will bring together ministerial level government representatives and experts from the government of Zambia, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Sygenta Foundation, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to Lusaka, Zambia.

Categories: Zambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries


11/07/2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved US$50 million framework financing for small-scale renewable energy projects in Zambia, which will help diversify Zambia’s energy generation heavily reliant on hydro-electricity.

Categories: Zambia, Energy & Power, Green Climate Fund


10/04/2018 - The Southern African Governors of the African Development Bank have described the Bank as the future of Africa’s development, and called on it to lead the way to faster-paced development of the continent.

Categories: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, eSwatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Partnerships, ADF, The President


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