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08-Oct-2014

AfDB Partner of Choice for East Africa - EARC Report 2014

An exciting economic renaissance is under way in Africa and Eastern Africa has the opportunity to provide leadership. Over the past decade Eastern Africa has made remarkable progress in reversing the economic declines that marked the 1980s and much of the 1990s. Today, Eastern Africa is on the rise as an integrated and competitive region from which several growth poles have the potential to emerge. This report takes a three-part look at the state of development in Eastern Africa – both today and in the future – focusing on key opportunities and development challenges facing individual...
08-Oct-2014

African Development Bank: Partner of choice for the Eastern Africa we want

In a newly released report prepared in 2014 by the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center in Nairobi, Kenya, on the occasion of the Bank’s 50th anniversary, the AfDB describes how it is fulfilling its mandate in Eastern Africa as Africa’s own development bank. The report takes stock of the socio-economic situation today; highlights the Bank’s successes; describes new strategies and instruments; and identifies key challenges the region is likely to face in the next decades. The report explores each of these themes from both a country and...
09-Jun-2014

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - First Quarter 2014

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists and country program officers of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC), Nairobi, Kenya. The publication covers thirteen countries including Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan1 , Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Bulletin is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socio-economic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which...
02-Apr-2014

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Fourth Quarter 2013

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists and country program officers of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC), Nairobi, Kenya. The publication covers thirteen countries including Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan1 , Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Bulletin is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socio-economic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which...
15-Jan-2014

Eritrea - Central Hidhlands Irrigated Horticulture Development Project - Project Completion Report

The project objectives were to: i) increase the output and incomes of the small scale farmers in the Central Highlands of Eritrea through agricultural intensification based on small scale irrigation development and the expansion and improvement of horticultural production, thus contributing towards poverty reduction; ii) to strengthen government services catering to small scale irrigation development, research and extension.
22-Nov-2013

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Third Quarter 2013

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists and country programme officers of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC), Nairobi, Kenya. The publication covers all five member states of the East African Community (EAC) and the Seychelles. It is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socio-economic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which quarterly data are available on a timely basis. Each Bulletin also contains a dedicated...
06-Nov-2013

AfDB rolls out the first capacity building program on Value for Money in Social Service Delivery in East Africa

On average 40-60% of public expenditure goes to education, health and other types of social spending in Africa, which calls for improved governance, voice and accountability in social service delivery. Large inefficiencies in the use of resources in education and health have a negative impact on human capital, with drastic consequences for inclusive economic growth. In an environment of declining aid, achieving greater value for each dollar invested is critical.   In line with its Strategy for 2013-2022 and its agenda on Skills and Technology, the AfDB has developed a Value for Money...
28-Aug-2013

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Second Quarter 2013

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC). The publication covers all five member states of the East African Community (EAC) and the Seychelles. It is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socioeconomic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which quarterly data are available on a timely basis. Each Bulletin also contains a dedicated section on a special theme. This issue looks at...
11-Jul-2013

The AfDB’s Open Data Platform achieves continent-wide coverage

The African Development Bank’s Open Data Platform is now operational for the entire African continent. This follows the completion in July 2013 of the last phase of the project for the following 14 African countries: Benin, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Kenya, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and Togo. Statistical data for all 54 African countries are now available to all users. In addition to social and economic statistics, data on key development topics such as climate change, food security, infrastructure,...
06-Jun-2013

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - First Quarter 2013

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC). The publication covers all five member states of the East African Community (EAC) as well as the Seychelles. It is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socio-economic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which quarterly data are available on a timely basis. Each issue also includes a d
23-Apr-2013

Economic Brief - State of Infrastructure in East Africa

This brief outlines some of the principal ongoing infrastructure challenges facing the East African subregion,1 with a particular focus on water, sanitation, energy, surface transport and ICT. The progress made to date is evaluated in the light of recent studies and new data. The discussion is set against the backdrop of the ongoing Africa Infrastructure Knowledge Program (AIKP); which is a successor program to the African Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD) and is being led by the African Development Bank. The AIKP adopts a longer-term perspective than the AICD and provides a...
04-Apr-2013

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Third Quarter 2012

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists attached to the African Development Bank Group’s (ADB) East Africa Department. The publication covers all five member states of the East African Community (EAC) as well as the islands of The Seychelles. It is part of the ADB’s surveillance of economic and policy developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the region for which quarterly data are available on a timely basis. Where appropriate, the report also attempts to draw some implications of those...
04-Apr-2013

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Fourth Quarter 2012

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC). The publication covers all five member states of the East African Community (EAC) as well as the Seychelles. It is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socio-economic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which quarterly data are available on a timely basis. The report is deliberately crafted to be succinct and in non-technical language for...
03-Dec-2012

Eritrea - Support to the Education Sector Development Programme - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The development challenge that the project addressed was the low level of human capital development. This was in tune with the Government’s need to lay the basis for sustainable broad-based economic growth. Human development indicators in the education sector improved from very low levels during the twelve years after independence (1991/92-2003/04), although they still remain low. The 2002-2004 Country Strategy Paper (CSP) of the Bank identified low human resource development as a major constraint towards sustained and broad based growth.
18-Sep-2012

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Second Quarter 2012

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists attached to the African Development Bank Group’s (ADB) East Africa Department. The publication covers all five member states of the East African Community (EAC) as well as the islands of The Seychelles. It is part of the ADB’s surveillance of economic and policy developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the region for which quarterly data are available on a timely basis. Where appropriate, the report also attempts to draw some implications of those...
30-Jun-2012

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - First Quarter 2012

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists attached to the African Development Bank Group’s (ADB) East Africa Department. The publication covers all five member states of the East African Community (EAC) as well as the islands of The Seychelles. It is part of the ADB’s surveillance of economic and policy developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the region for which quarterly data are available on a timely basis. Where appropriate, the report also attempts to draw some implications of those...
28-May-2012

The AfDB Group in East Africa

We are pleased to present the first publication showcasing Bank Group operations and strategic cooperation with Eastern Africa. The East African region comprises thirteen (13) nations: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and, as of 9 July 2011, the newly independent Republic of South Sudan. The region accounts for about 26 % of Africa’s population (264 million), 22% of the continental landmass (6.3 million km2) and 16 % of the combined GDP in 2009 current prices. The region reflects a diversity of culture, language,...
13-Apr-2012

East Africa Long-Term Strategy Consultation Meeting - Summary Report

The summary below captures the main points discussed during the East Africa consultation meeting and is not a detailed set of minutes. The comments have been summarized and organized into five thematic areas. In his opening remark, Minister Abraham lauded the Bank for the timeliness of the initiative and the participatory approach adopted to ensure wider ownership of the Long Term Strategy.
16-Dec-2011

The African Development Fund Supports the Education Sector in Eritrea with a USD 19.2 million Grant

The African Development Bank’s Group Board of Directors approved an African Development Fund (ADF) grant of USD 19.2 million to Eritrea on November 30, 2011 to improve equitable access, quality and relevance of technical, vocational education and training. The project will be financed jointly by an ADF grant of USD 18.65 million and an Eritrean Government’s contribution of USD 2.06 million. “The project was in line with the Bank’s Higher Education, Science and Technology strategy and the State of Eritrea’s prioritization in these sectors. It will contribute to foster inclusive economic...
25-Nov-2011

Domestic Resource Mobilization for Poverty Reduction in East Africa: Lessons for Tax Policy and Administration

Successful implementation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and National Development Plans (NDPs) depends on effective resource mobilisation and utilisation. In recent years, development aid has been crucial in filling the financing gap. However, on-going global financial uncertainty is likely to lead to reduced aid and unpredictable private capital flows to Africa. Continued stability in PRSP or NDP financing will thus depend on a country’s ability to strengthen their domestic resource mobilisation (DRM) efforts. This is especially pertinent in a region like East Africa...