NEPAD - IPPF User Guide

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) has identified infrastructure as one of the major parameters for economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa. The present state of infrastructure as well as the infrastructure gap between Africa and more developed countries constitutes a serious handicap to African production and improved productivity and competitiveness. Without addressing its infrastructure needs, Africa will continue to remain uncompetitive in the global market. In June 2002, at the G8 Summit in Kananaskis, the Prime Minister of Canada announced Canadian commitments...

AfDB Department Participates in Capacity Building Workshop

A workshop on capacity building in Africa held in Johannesburg, South Africa, between November 21-23, focused on the following main themes: a) Strengthening Capacities for National Agriculture and Rural Development in Africa, b) Capacity Challenges for Delivering Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), c) Capacity Building for Regional Economic Communities, d) AfDB Experience in Capacity Building in Infrastructure, and e) Strengthening the Delivery of Health Services in Africa. The workshop was organized by the NEPAD Secretariat, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the South...

AfDB-AFD discuss on opportunities for cooperation

A delegation from the African Development Bank, led by A. Rakotobe, Head of the NEPAD Unit and Director of the Infrastructure Department, North, East and South regions, has just come back from Paris, where it held meetings with the French Development Agency (AFD). The two sides discussed opportunities for cooperation in supporting initiatives within the NEPAD framework. The meeting also focused on some concrete proposals and agreed on an action plan whose implementation will start as early as January 2006.

NEPAD : from Vision to Implementation

KCN is an NGO started by a group of 33 African professionals on May 8th, 2004. KCN regroups African experts of all nationalities and backgrounds in a move to use them to foster Africa's development. One of KCN's goals is to create and maintain competency centres in order to turn NEPAD objectives into reality. KCN's activities include consulting, solutions design, project study and realisation , project monitoring, management and technical assistance, etc. The seminar was sponsored by the Telecom Regulatory Agency, Shell, ASECNA, ISI and organised in the CESAG Auditorium in Dakar. The Bank'...

ADB Group Prepares to Host Africa Infrastructure Consortium Secretariat

Tunis, 21 October 2005 – The African Development Bank (ADB) Group has begun to put in place the necessary structures and facilities required to host the secretariat of the Africa Infrastructure Consortium. The inaugural meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium, which is composed of key African institutions and donors (1), was held on 6 October 2005 in London where the ADB was mandated to host the all-important Secretariat of the Consortium.  The Secretariat will facilitate close collaboration between the Consortium and the African Union, NEPAD, the Regional Economic...

2nd Short Term Action Plan Review

The workshop was organized from the 13th to 15th July, 2005 in Tunis, Tunisia. The purpose of this workshop was to review progress in the implementation of the Short Term Action Plan for infrastructure (STAP). As part of the Bank’s mandate as lead institution for NEPAD infrastructure programs, the Bank undertakes yearly reviews of the progress in the implementation of the STAP. The draft report for the 2004 Review was presented to the workshop's participants (key NEPAD stakeholders, among which the Regional Economic Communities, River Basin Organisations, NEPAD Secretariat and the...

AfDB to Play Central Role in the Implementation of Blair’s Commission Report

Mr. Michel Camdessus and Sir Nicolas Stern, respectively Commissioner and Policy and Research Director at the Secretariat of the Commission for Africa, presented the French version of the final Report of the Commission to ADB staff in Tunis on Friday 27 May, 2005. The presentation was attended by a large segment of staff and managers from all departments. According to Mr. Camdessus, the publication is not just another report, but one that seeks to "bring the international community to see the full dynamic of things in Africa". The report, commissioned by British Prime Minister...

Promoting Private Investments in NEPAD Infrastructure Projects

The seminar will (i) provide information on potential private financed NEPAD infrastructure projects, (ii) promote understanding of the global trends and issues in attracting private investment in infrastructure, (iii) discuss private sector actions to promote and implement NEPAD infrastructure projects, (iv) discuss what steps African countries can take to champion public-private partnerships in infrastructure development and (v) discuss the role of MDBs in supporting NEPAD’s goal of increasing private investment in infrastructure. The seminar will target government officials, private...

XIth Summit of NEPAD's HSGIC

The NEPAD's Heads of States and Governments Implementation Committee (HSGIC) meets on a regular basis to assess progress in NEPAD. The Bank participates in these meetings, as a core NEPAD stakeholder and technical adviser. During the XI th Summit, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Bank's President made an intervention.

Regional Economic Communities CEOs Seminar on NEPAD

The Bank organized this seminar, held in Abuja, Nigeria,  for the Chief Executive Officers of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs). It was focused at raising awareness of the RECs on NEPAD and discussing NEPAD initiatives implementation at the RECs level. During the seminar, the Bank presented an exposé on the issues linked to the implementation of regional and sub-regional infrastructure programmes; the Bank also presented the role of lead agencies in NEPAD programmes. Other participants made presentations on related topics.

NEPAD - STAP Review of Implementation Progress and The Way Forward - Volume 1 - Overview

In May 2002, a NEPAD Short-term Action Plan for Infrastructure (STAP) was produced. The importance accorded to infrastructure in the NEPAD agenda reflects the fact that one of the priorities of NEPAD is the promotion of regional integration in the continent to overcome the lack of economies of scale. Bridging the infrastructure gap has been identified as an important element in promoting regional integration. Infrastructure is also an important element in reducing Africa’s economic marginalisation. There can be no meaningful development without trade – and there can be no trade without...

NEPAD - Proposal for the Establishment of a NEPAD Support Unit

At the request of the Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee (HSGIC) of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the Bank has become involved in providing technical assistance and advisory services in support of the implementation of this Initiative since November 2001. In supporting the NEPAD, the Bank Group acknowledged that NEPAD is consistent with its Vision, the goal of which is poverty reduction and sustainable growth of African economies1 . This perceived consistency has remained valid through the process of implementation of the NEPAD, and has encouraged...

TransAfrica 21

TransAfrica21 provides an annual meeting place for African government ministers, parastatal executives, and the international transport community to discuss investment and business opportunities associated with restructuring, privatization and private-sector participation in Africa's railways, ports, roads and airports are discussed. Over 200 delegates from 26 countries attended the Forum. The Bank presented to the Forum an overview of the Transport sector initiatives under NEPAD's Short Term Action Plan.

New Dawn for Africa? Who is Supporting the NEPAD

This International Policy Dialogue Conference was organized by the Development Policy Forum of InWent (Capacity Building International) of Germany, the German Chancellor's G8 Personal Representative for Africa, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the German Federal Foreign Office. The Bank's President intervened on the topic of Capital Flows.

Presentation of the NEPAD initiative to the NGOs

A seminar took place within the Bank's Headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to sensitize NGOs on NEPAD issues. At this occasion, the Bank discussed the NEPAD programmes and their impact on the continent.

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.

NEPAD - Short-Term Action Plan Infrastructure - Main Report (Draft)


NEPAD - Infrastructure Short Term Action Plan - Executive Summary (Draft)

One of the main priorities of NEPAD is the promotion of regional integration in the continent because individual African economies are typically too small to generate the economies of scale that can be found in larger markets. Bridging the infrastructure gap has been identified as an important element of promoting regional integration in Africa. Infrastructure is defined in this context as energy, water, transport, and information and communications technology (ICT). The development of regional infrastructure is critical for sustaining regional economic development and trade. The potential...

NEPAD - Second Review of Implementation Progress and the Way Forward - Continental Synthesis Report

This continental synthesis report presents an overview of the findings of the second review of the progress being made on the implementation of the NEPAD Short Term Action Plan (STAP). The report draws on the findings detailed in the respective regional reports that were prepared following missions to each of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to ascertain the current status of implementation of projects under their regional NEPAD portfolio, and to examine other regional infrastructure projects that could be included in the STAP portfolio.