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05/12/2017 - The United Nations Development Programme launched its Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa report on Monday during the African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Comoros, Mali, Niger, Burundi, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development


23/11/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) today approved US$10 million equity investment in Phatisa Food Fund2 (PFF2) to boost agriculture and nutrition across Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, Nutrition


10/11/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US$ 25 million in Kwacha equivalent to Zambia National Building Society (ZNBS).

Categories: Zambia


22/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday, September 21, 2017, joined partners from the African Union Commission, African governments, key United Nations agencies and development finance institutions to renew support for African countries’ industrialization.

Categories: Zambia, Ethiopia, United States of America, Infrastructure, Partnerships


22/09/2017 - African leaders, UN officials, and representatives of international finance institutions and of the private sector met on Thursday, September 21 at the United Nations Headquarters to reaffirm their commitment to a broad-based international partnership to industrialize Africa in a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner. The African Development Bank was represented by Amadou Hott, the Bank’s Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth.

Categories: Zambia, Ethiopia, United States of America, Private Sector, Partnerships


11/08/2017 - Experts from Zambia reviewed and approved the Learning Assessment Systems Evaluation Framework (LASEF) at a meeting convened by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) on 10 and 11 July in Lusaka, Zambia.

Categories: Zambia, Education


15/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Export Trading Group (ETG) marked a significant milestone on May 30 with the signing of a US$ 100 million loan to finance part of the company’s Agricultural Investment Program (IP) in Africa which will promote employment for youths and women, and adopt an integrated value-chain approach that emphasizes access to regional and global markets.

Categories: South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Togo, Ethiopia, Benin, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Niger, Agriculture & Agro-industries


18/05/2017 - The African Development Bank and the Secretariat of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) held a workshop for validation of the COMESA Time Release Study (TRS) Report on May 24 and 25, 2017 in Lusaka, Zambia.

Categories: Zambia, Regional Integration, Infrastructure


24/04/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) through the African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) launched its AfDB/AFMISM Bloomberg® African Bond Index (ABABI) in February 2015. Calculated by Bloomberg Indices, the composite index is currently comprised of the Bloomberg South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia local currency sovereign indices and have been joined from April this year by Ghana and Zambia.

Categories: Ghana, Zambia, African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI)


11/04/2017 - The African Development Bank’s Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Sector Complex, Amadou Hott, was in Livingstone, Zambia, on 30 and 31 March 2017 attending the 2,400-MW Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme (BGHES) investors’ conference, where stakeholders discussed progress and financial support to the scheme.

Categories: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Energy & Power, Climate Change


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