Ethiopia-AfDB: Bank receives Award for Airport Project

The African Development Bank Group was the proud recipient of a commemorative crystal plaque and certificate of honour awarded by Mr. Girma Woldegiorgis, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, at the inaugural ceremony of the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on 9 February 2006. At the celebratory dinner reception hosted by the Ethiopian President at Sheraton Addis in the presence of ministers, top government officials, financiers and diplomats, Mr. Pierre Seya, the AfDB Resident Representative in Ethiopia, accepted the award on behalf of President Donald Kaberuka...

AfDB Participates in Peace Conference in Addis Ababa

The TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development) meeting on Consolidation of Peace took place February 16-17, 2006 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was organized by the Government of Japan, the UN, the Global Coalition for Africa, the World Bank, and UNDP, with the aim of bringing together the experience and lessons acquired in Africa and other regions, as well as putting forward proposals and recommendations for effective ways to promote peace consolidation in Africa. The AfDB Resident Representative in Ethiopia, Pierre Seya, shared the experience of the African...

Statistics at the Service of Development

Bilateral and multilateral donors, sub-regional and international organizations supporting statistical development in Africa as well as Directors of regional member countries National Statistical Offices and Representatives of key statistics users, met in Addis Ababa from 9-10 February, 2006 to review and endorse the Reference Regional Strategic Framework for Capacity Building in Africa (RRSF). The RRSF aims to contribute to improved development outcomes and good governance by guiding and accelerating sustainable statistical capacity building activities in Africa.  In a...

ADF Grants Ethiopia US$ 62 million to finance rural water supply and sanitation

Tunis, 21 December, 2005 – The Ethiopian government will receive a grant of UA 43.61 million (approximately 62 million US dollars or 552 million birr) from the African Development Fund (ADF) to co-finance its rural water supply and sanitation programme.  The Board of the ADF, the concessionary lending arm of the African Development Bank Group, approved the grant during its regular weekly meeting in Tunis today. The resources will be used to: provide new and rehabilitated water supply facilities; build latrines in schools, health centers and crowded settlements; raise awareness...

Multinational - Programme africain relatif aux stocks de pesticides périmes - ESIA Summary

Ce sommaire présente les exigences définies par les Procédures du Groupe de la Banque en matière d’Étude des impacts environnementaux et sociaux (PEIES) pour les projets de catégorie 1. Il constitue, dans une large mesure, un résumé d’un rapport de synthèse établi par la Banque mondiale le 17 mars 2004, rapport qui reposait sur une étude détaillée intitulée «Le Programme africain relatif aux stocks de pesticides périmés: Étude environnementale cadre (EEC) et Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (CGES)» dont Terra Choice et Jacques Whitford, tous deux des consultants, sont les co-...

ADF contributes to Tsetse Eradication in East and West Africa

The Project’s total loan will be shared by the 6 participating countries- Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya- while the grant will benefit the countries as well as PATTEC.  The share agreement in favor of Ethiopia, a loan for an amount of 9.55 million Units of Account (US$14.5 million) and a grant of 240, 000 Units of Account (US$ 364,000), has been signed with the Ethiopian Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Sufian Ahmed.  The share agreement in favor of Uganda, a loan of UA 6, 55 Million (US$ 10 million) and a grant of UA 240,000 (US$ 364,000)...

ADF supports the development of Power interconnection between Djibouti and Ethiopia

The common sector goal is to improve the population’s access to electricity in Ethiopia and Djibouti through regional cooperation in the energy sector within the context of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) programme. The indicator for this goal will be the electricity access in Ethiopia increased from 13% in 2003 to 20% by 2012 and electricity access in Djibouti increased from 49.5% in 2003 to 60% by 2015. The specific objective of the project is to establish power trade between Ethiopia and Djibouti and to improve electricity access at affordable prices in the region....

Ethiopia Reaches Completion Point in HIPC Initiative: Obtains major debt relief from the AfDB

The Bank will, as a result, provide irrevocable debt relief of US$ 339.5 million in net present value (NPV) terms to the country. Ethiopia will be released from up to 80 percent of annual debt service to the Bank Group until the entire amount is delivered. In practical terms, its 2004 debt service obligations, for example, will fall from about US$ 41.33 million to about US$ 11.28 million. To reach completion point, the government had to fulfill three key conditions: - Completion and satisfactory implementation of its agreed Poverty Reduction Strategy for at least one year; -...

Ethiopia - HIPC Approval Document Completion Point under the Enhanced Framework

In April 2004, Ethiopia became the 10th Regional Member Country (RMC) to reach the completion point under the enhanced HIPC Initiative. As a result, the Boards of Directors of the IMF and the World Bank approved US$1.275 billion worth of debt relief in 2000/01 NPV terms as of July 2001, for the country as agreed at the decision point in November 2001, and an additional assistance of US$706.9 million in 2002/03 NPV terms at the completion point. The additional debt relief for topping up comprises US$552.4 million as the share of multilateral creditors, and US$ 154.5 million as the share of...

Multinational - Eradication of Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis in Sub-Saharan Africa - ESIA Summay

The tsetse-transmitted Trypanosomiasis is one of the most ubiquitous and important constraints to agricultural development in the sub-humid and humid zones of Africa. Trypanosomiasis has a direct impact on livestock productivity and social welfare. Tsetse flies (Glossina spp) transmit the devastating disease known as sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock, which attacks the blood and nervous system of its victims. It is present in 37 sub-Saharan African countries, covers nearly 9 million km2 and threatens about 60 million people and 48 million cattle. Sleeping sickness was under...

Towards Realizing the Objectives of NEPAD

A symposium entitled "Towards Realizing the Objectives of NEPAD" was organized by the Bank during the Bank's Annual Meetings held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A workshop for Central Bank Governors and Ministers was also held during the Annual Meetings.

Ethiopia - HIPC Approval Document Decision Point under the Enhanced Framework

The Boards of Directors approved the Bank Group’s participation in the enhanced HIPC Initiative, on July 6, 2000. During this meeting, Management’s proposal for the delivery modalities and financing arrangements were also approved. Accordingly, the Bank Group would provide its debt relief by releasing eligible countries from up to 80 percent of their annual debt service obligations until the total debt relief is delivered. Debt service delivery would commence at the decision point, with no more than 40 percent of HIPC assistance being provided during the interim period, viz., between the...

Request for proposal for Provision of Cleaning Services to African Development Bank's Ethiopia country office premises

The African Development Bank (hereafter referred to as “The Bank”) wishes to invite technical and financial proposals from experienced companies for the provision of cleaning services.

Request for proposal for provision of security services to African Development Bank’s Ethiopia Country Office premises

The Requestfor Proposals isavailable for downloading from this link:, the document may be obtained by sending a request to