Algeria - National Climate Change Profile

The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (henceforth ‘Algeria’) is a North African country bounded by the Mediterranean in the North and the Sahara Desert in the South. Algeria is bordered by Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Tunisia and Western Sahara and is the largest state in Africa in terms of total geographic size. The economy of Algeria is strongly reliant on the export of gas and petroleum products, as well as exports of speciality agricultural produce (~8.8% of the workforce is in agriculture) and minerals such as iron, zinc and copper.

Multinational - Trans-Sahara Highway Project


North Africa Long-Term Strategy Consultation Meeting - Summary Report

The summary below captures the main points discussed during the North Africa regional consultation meeting in Tunis and is not a detailed set of minutes. The comments have been summarized and organized into five thematic areas: (I) Context and Drivers of change; (ii) Vision for Africa for the next decade; (iii) Operational Focus for the African Development Bank; (iv) Financing, and (v) Institutional Reform.

Trans-Sahara Optical Fibre Backbone Project


Economic Brief - Capital Market Development in North Africa Current Status and Future Potential

Capital markets in North Africa have a long history but have been marginal to the region’s development. For the private sector to expand and flourish there is strong evidence which shows that the ability to raise equity finance is indispensable. However this investigation reveals the limited breadth and depth of the North African markets. Markets in sovereign and corporate bonds complement equity financing, but these are also underdeveloped in North Africa. The study finds that legal and regulatory provision is for the most part adequate, but there has been an absence of confidence by both...

Economic Brief - Regional integration in South-East Asia : lessons for the southern Mediterranean Countries

Key messages • Despite a long common history, geographical, cultural, religious and linguistic proximities, North Africa is an under-integrated region. • ASEAN's high rate of trade integration cannot be solely attributed to the trade liberalization and economic integration efforts deployed by the member countries. • Traditionally more open to FDI than the North African Economies, ASEAN was very rapidly integrated into the strategies of global companies, first as a production base, then as a market.

ORNA - North Africa - Annual Report 2014

From 1990 to 2010, North African countries achieved rapid economic growth and significant progress in human welfare indicators such as poverty reduction, life expectancy, and health status. Nevertheless, this period ended with popular uprisings that toppled long-standing political regimes in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. This year’s North Africa Annual Report is largely devoted to the topic of inclusive growth and development, the absence of which in several ways helped trigger the uprisings, in an attempt to better understand why economic growth over the 5-10 years preceding the revolutions...

Regional Economic Outlook 2019 - North Africa

The African Development Bank projects faster GDP growth in North Africa at 4.4 percent in 2019 and 4.3 percent in 2020. That will be higher than the African average, but lower than in East Africa, the best performing region. Growth is expected to be much stronger in Egypt and Mauritania, to improve somewhat in Morocco and Tunisia, but to slow in Algeria and Libya. Fiscal and current account deficits are expected to continue their steady decline, and exchange rates to stabilize, reducing inflation pressures. The long-term outlook for the region is strongly linked to greater regional stability...

« La Banque africaine de développement doit poursuivre sur sa lancée de réformes », affirment les gouverneurs d’Afrique du Nord

Les gouverneurs de la Banque africaine de développement  pour l’Afrique du Nord ont affirmé, jeudi à Abidjan, leur soutien à la politique de financement de l’institution dans leur région, à l’occasion d’une consultation annuelle tenue au siège de la Banque. « Nous voulons une Banque qui mène, pas une Banque qui suit », a lancé le président Adesina, dans son allocution d’ouverture, à l’attention des gouverneurs des six pays de la région –...

1996-Multinational-Generic Issues of Country Portfolio Review Reports (CPR)

The CPRs of the seven countries listed above are based on portfolio review missions and recent supervision missions. Whereas a few implementation problems are unique to one or two of the countries, most of the problems are of a generic type as they affect virtually all the countries in varying degrees. The CPRs have enabled both the Bank and the Governments to address the generic problems which are discussed in the paragraphs below and the other problems which are specific to some of the countries. Indeed, there is noticeable improvement in portfolio performance of some of the countries.

Algeria: Industrial and Energy Competitiveness Support Programme - Project Completion Report

The Industrial and Energy Competitiveness Support Programme (PACIE) is a general budget support operation worth EUR 900 million (or UA 720 million), granted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to Algeria in 2016. The operation marked the financial re-engagement of the Bank in Algeria - a nonborrower country for over a decade - and is in response to the need to support the authorities in their determination to pursue the initiated structural economic changes. The programme aims to create conditions conducive to inclusive economic growth in Algeria, through economic reforms aimed at ensuring...

African Development Bank expresses its most sincere condolences to government and families following Algerian military plane crash

The African Development Bank Group expressed its most sincere condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Algerian authorities following the crash of a military plane, which caused the loss of 257 lives. “It was with a very heavy heart that I learnt of the tragic plane crash in Algeria, with the loss of so many lives. At this time of excruciating pain and national tragedy, I wish to, on behalf of the Board of Directors, management and staff of the African Development Bank, offer to the good people of Algeria our most sincere condolences. May the souls of the departed rest...

North Africa Economic Outlook 2018

This North Africa Economic Outlook (covering Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia) examines the macroeconomic performance of the region and the outlook for 2018 and 2019 and explores the relationship between food security and rural poverty. Part I looks at the key drivers of regional GDP growth and its sectoral decomposition, price movements, fiscal and current account balance, domestic resource mobilization, and debt dynamics. It also identifies common structural issues facing North African countries and analyzes trends in poverty and inequality and how they relate to...

AfDB and Algeria sign €900-million loan agreement to support the country’s industrial and energy competitiveness

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Algeria have signed an agreement for a €900-million loan to support the country’s industrial and energy competitiveness. This budget support loan provides the Government with the resources needed to offset the drop in its revenue due to the sharp fall in oil prices. “The decline in the price of oil has created a lot of difficulties for many oil exporting countries, and has had an impact on their balances of payment and budgets,” says AfDB Acting Vice-President for Agriculture, Water, Human Development, Governance and Natural Resources Kapil Kapoor (...

AfDB approves €900 million for Algeria’s Industrial and Energy Support programme

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, approved a €900-million loan to Algeria to finance the country’s Industrial and Energy Competitiveness Support Programme (PACIE). PACIE aims to help create conditions conducive to inclusive growth in Algeria through implementation of economic reforms to (i) ensure fiscal consolidation through improved domestic revenue mobilization and rationalization of budgetary expenditure; (ii) improve the investment climate, opening up the economy to improving framework for private economic initiative and...

Algeria - Interim Country Strategy Paper (ICSP) - 2016-2018

Algeria is a historic and strategic partner of the Bank, of which it is a founding member. Since 2006, following the advance repayment of the bulk of its foreign debt, Algeria has remained a non-borrowing country in the Bank in line with its debt reduction policy adopted in 2004. Since then, cooperation with the Bank has shifted to technical assistance activities.

The Renewable Energy Sector and Youth Employment in Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia

This paper was prepared by Dr. Isabel Schäfer, under the supervision of Vincent Castel (Chief Country Economist, ORNA) and took into account comments and recommendations made by Moussa Adama (Principal Power Engineer, MAFO/ ONEC), Thouraya Triki (Chief Country Economist, ORNA), Sahar Taghdisi Rad (Senior Economist, ORNA), Hadia Ghezali (Administrative Assistant, DZFO), Khaled El-Askari (Principal Energy officer, EGFO/ONEC). The paper benefited from the overall guidance of Jacob Kolster (Director, ORNA), and was presented in Tunis and Algiers under the guidance of Boubacar Traore (Resident...

PPM - Algérie - Projet d'appui au développement de la Petite et moyenne entreprise PADPME

PPM - Algérie - Projet d'appui au développement de la Petite et moyenne entreprise PADPME

PPM – Algérie - Projet d’Etude sur la diversification économique en Algérie

PPM – Algérie - Projet d’Etude sur la diversification économique en Algérie

PPM – Algérie - Projet de réalisation sur la croissance inclusive et l'emploi – 12 2015

PPM – Algérie - Projet de réalisation sur la croissance inclusive et l'emploi – 12 2015