Norway

26-Oct-2016

AfDB and Norad shed light on private sector development actions

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) hosted a seminar on Private Sector Assistance: Current Evidence on Additionality on Monday, October 24 in Oslo.   The Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) Evaluation Department, joined forces to synthesize the wealth of existing evaluative evidence from 33 evaluations of donor support for private sector development.  The objective of this initiative was to mine this...
16-Oct-2015

AfDB launches African Economic Outlook 2015 report in Nordic capitals

The African Development Bank has just concluded three back-to-back African Economic Outlook 2015 information seminars in the Nordic capitals of Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki. The seminars followed an invitation extended to the Bank’s Development Research Department in June by a visiting Danish delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to launch the AEO 2015 report in the Nordic countries. The AfDB mission included Heikki Tuunanen, Executive Director for Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and India; Abebe Shimeles, Acting Director, Development Research Department; and Anthony...
02-Sep-2013

Norway Empowers African Legal Support Facility with US $4.9 Million

Norway is supporting the African Development Bank’s African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) with a contribution of NOK 30 million (approximately US $4.9 million), as a core contribution towards the ALSF 2013-2014 work program. The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, and Norway’s Minister of International Development, Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås, signed the agreement for the support in Oslo on Thursday, August 29, 2013. “Norway is seeking to help turn Africa’s ‘resource curse’ into a ‘resource blessing’ by supporting the negotiation of better contract terms...
21-Mar-2012

AfDB to host the Friends of Zimbabwe Roundtable in Tunis

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will host the Friends of Zimbabwe Roundtable, to discuss economic and political developments in the country on 23 March. The meeting will also focus on the prospects of dealing with the country's external debt arreears.  The presentation of the Zimbabwe Accelerated Arrears, Debt and Development Strategy (ZAADDS) is a useful framework to address the issue of Zimbabwe’s external debt. ZAADDS is a key element of the government’s economic reform agenda. “It is clear that Zimbabwe cannot rehabilitate its infrastructure and move forward with its socio-...