Private Sector

12-Mar-2020

Tunisia’s high-tech pharma business creates skilled jobs

  By supporting successful businesses in Tunisia, the Bank is fostering sustainable and inclusive development. Take the case of Sabra Gmati. After leaving her children in care, Gmati goes to work each day at the MEDIS pharmaceutical laboratory in Nabeul in north-eastern Tunisia. Known as one of the country’s premier craft, agricultural and tourist centres, Nabeul has a growing industrial potential, that MEDIS has tapped into with its latest unit, producing generic medicines. The high-tech sector has created skilled jobs, particularly for women like Gmati. “My paying...
10-Mar-2020

Sudan: African Development Bank signs first private sector loan, DAL Group to receive up to $75 million

The African Development Bank has signed an agreement with DAL Group, one of Sudan’s largest conglomerates, for the provision of up to $75 million to improve food security and household incomes in the country. The agreement is the Bank’s first private sector loan to the East African nation. The agreement was signed on Thursday, 5 March at a ceremony held at the Bank’s Sudan Country Office by Dr. Jennifer Blanke, Bank Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development representing the Bank, and DAL Group Chairman Osama Daoud Abdellatif. The financing facility comes in the form...
20-Feb-2020

African Development Bank joins other Development Finance Institutions to deepen private investment in fragile states

Representatives of 27 Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) met at the University of Oxford on 11-13 February for a follow-up forum to strengthen private investment inflows into fragile or conflict-affected economies. The Commission for State Fragility, Growth and Development, a partnership of the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation, CDC, the United Kingdom’s DFI and International Growth Centre of the London School of Economics organized the meeting.  Participating institutions agreed to cooperate in rolling out pilot interventions in a number of fragile states....
14-Feb-2020

AAO - RDC - Projet d’Appui au Développement du Secteur Prive et à la Création de l’Emploi (PADSP-CE) - Marché de 4 lots

L’invitation à soumissionner suit l'avis général d'acquisition pour ce projet qui a été publié sur UNDB online n°AFDB716-10/15 du 19 octobre 2015 et sur le site Web du groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement. Le Gouvernement de la République Démocratique du Congo a reçu un financement de la Banque Africaine de Développement en diverses monnaies à l'effet du Projet d’Appui au Développement du Secteur Prive et à la Création de l’Emploi (PADSP-CE). Il est prévu qu'une partie des produits de ce prêt soit appliquée aux règlements éligibles faisant partie du contrat pour la Fourniture et...
14-Feb-2020

AAO - RDC - Projet d’Appui au Développement du Secteur Prive et à la Création de l’Emploi (PADSP-CE) - Marché de 5 lots

L’invitation à soumissionner suit l'avis général d'acquisition pour ce projet qui a été publié sur UNDB online n°AFDB716-10/15 du 19 octobre 2015 et sur le site Web du groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement. Le Gouvernement de la République Démocratique du Congo a reçu un financement de la Banque Africaine de Développement en diverses monnaies à l'effet du Projet d’Appui au Développement du Secteur Prive et à la Création de l’Emploi (PADSP-CE). Il est prévu qu'une partie des produits de ce prêt soit appliquée aux règlements éligibles faisant partie du contrat pour la Fourniture des...
24-Jan-2020

AMI - Gabon - Consultant en vue de la conception et mise en place d’un dispositif d’implication du secteur privé dans l’enseignement technique et professionnel ainsi que dans la formation professionnelle

Le Gouvernement Gabonais a reçu de la Banque Africaine de Développement un prêt en vue du financement du Projet de RENFORCEMENT DES CAPACITES POUR L’EMPLOYABILITE DES JEUNES ET L’AMELIORATION DE LA PROTECTION SOCIALE (RCEJPS), et se propose d'utiliser une partie de fonds accordés au titre de ce prêt pour financer le contrat de services de consultants relatif à la conception et mise en place d’un dispositif d’implication du secteur privé dans l’Enseignement Technique et Professionnel(ETP) ainsi que dans la Formation Professionnelle(FP).
22-Jan-2020

EOI - Angola - Recruitment of project financial management specialist - ICBPSDP

The Government of Angola (GOA) has received a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the cost of the implementation of the Institutional Capacity Building for Private Sector Development Project (ICBPSDP), and intends to apply part of this loan to payments under the contract for a Financial Management Specialist, to assist the Project Coordinator in delivering the administrative, accounting, budgetary and financial tasks assigned to him/her. The estimated duration of services is for a period of two (2) years. The second year of the assignment will be subject to a satisfactory...
15-Jan-2020

African Development Fund Board approves $37.2 million in credit risk participations by the Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility for non-sovereign operations in Kenya, Sudan and Senegal

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, approved on January 15, 2020, credit risk participations by the Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility (PSF) for projects in Kenya, Sudan and Senegal. The agreement covers operations cumulatively valued at $37.2 million and includes a corporate loan to support an East African agribusiness firm’s domestic and regional expansion, and two lines of credit targeting SME borrowers. Launched in 2015 by the ADF, the PSF provides credit risk participations in low-...
13-Jan-2020

African Development Bank unveils Policy on Non-Sovereign Operations

The African Development Bank Group on Monday organized a workshop to share its approach to private sector funding through its new policy on Non-Sovereign Operations (NSO Policy). The policy provides the general framework and modalities required for Bank lending and investment without sovereign guarantee to private and public entities that meet specific eligibility requirements on non-concessional terms. The workshop, held in Abidjan, was attended by government officials, diplomats, private sector representatives, partner organizations and the civil society. Bank officials engaged with...
19-Dec-2019

Sudan: African Development Bank approves $60 million loan to support Elnefeidi Group’s agricultural expansion

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $60m loan to Elnefeidi Group Holding Company to help finance its long-term agriculture and food expansion programme. The planned expansion includes increasing agricultural productivity, enhancing related infrastructure, food processing and distribution. It will directly contribute in developing Sudan’s livestock value chain (poultry and beef) by increasing the country’s export capacity for value-added livestock products. This will help reduce the economic value that the country loses by exporting millions of...
16-Dec-2019

African Development Bank commits €20 million to boost private sector competitiveness in Cabo Verde

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors today approved a €20 million loan to strengthen the private sector’s role in Cabo Verde’s economic growth.  Bank funding will support the second phase of the Private Sector Competitiveness and Local Economic Development Programme (PSC-LED-II).  The programme will extend fiscal 2019 budget support to the government of Cabo Verde as it undertakes reforms to boost domestic productivity and the country’s overall economy. Specific initiatives of PSC-LED-II include promoting the competitiveness environment through the adoption of a...
04-Nov-2019

Policy Brief - Strengthening Private Sector Engagement in the Oil and Gas Value Chain in Uganda

The discovery of oil and gas in Uganda has created unprecedented opportunities that can stimulate sustainable development. One of the tools to achieving value creation through the newfound resource is through enhanced private sector engagement, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) given their presence across sectors. Nevertheless, the lack of understanding of the oil and gas value chain and applicable standards may hinder the effective participation of SMEs, thus affecting their ability to boost local skills development, job creation and inclusive economic development. In...
04-Nov-2019

Issue Paper - Strengthening Private Sector Engagement in the Oil and Gas Value Chain in Uganda and Kenya

This paper is a product of the Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC) and the Extractives Baraza (EB) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) through the Africa Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and the African Natural Resource Centre (ANRC), under a grant from the Ford Foundation to support Uganda and Kenya’s Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) working in value chain of the oil and gas sector.
04-Nov-2019

EOI - Angola - Project Procurement Specialist - ICBPSDP

18-Oct-2019

African Development Bank inks €12.5 million deal with Adiwale Fund for SMEs

The African Development Bank on Thursday signed off on its €12.5 million equity investment in Adiwale Fund 1, a first-generation private equity fund targeting high growth potential Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in francophone West Africa. The Bank Group’s board of directors approved the investment in March as part of its commitment to grow  SMEs and improve livelihoods in countries underserved by the global equity market. With a target fund size of €75 million, the Fund will take minority stakes in vibrant SMEs in countries where economic prospects and the Fund’s...
26-Sep-2019

Guinée : la Banque africaine de développement accorde un crédit de 8 millions de dollars à Vista Bank pour aider les PME agricoles

Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a donné son feu vert, mardi 24 septembre, à l’octroi d’une ligne de crédit de 8 millions de dollars américains au groupe bancaire Vista Bank en Guinée (Conakry). Ce soutien financier doit permettre d’accompagner une dizaine de petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) institutions de microfinance actives dans la chaine de valeur agricole en Guinée. Il vise en priorité les femmes, qui seront bénéficiaires à 60 % des ressources de cette ligne. Une attention particulière sera donc portée aux PME des zones rurales, opérant...
25-Sep-2019

Sénégal : la Banque africaine de développement approuve plus de 22 millions d’euros à la BNDE pour soutenir les PME et la création d’emplois en zone rurale

Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mardi 24 septembre à Abidjan, une ligne de crédit de 22,5 millions d’euros, dont 15 millions de ressources de la Banque et 7,5 millions de ressources de Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF: Fonds de cofinancement Banque africaine de développement et Banque Populaire de Chine), pour soutenir la Banque nationale pour le développement économique (BNDE) du Sénégal. Au Sénégal, les PME représentent environ 80% du tissu des entreprises, et contribuent à hauteur de 30% à la formation du PIB et emploient près de 60% de...
19-Sep-2019

Multinational - Africa Forestry Fund II – Project Summary Note

The Africa Forestry Fund II (“ASFF II” or “Fund II”) is a US$150M second generation private equity fund focused on investing in sustainable forestry value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa (“SSA”). ASFF II is managed by Criterion Africa Partners (“CAP”), which is also responsible for ASFF I launched in 2010. The proposed AfDB equity investment is up to US$20M. Fund II has a term of 10 years with four one-year extensions. ASFF II will invest in (i) rehabilitation of brownfield plantations in Africa to enhance productivity (including a selective use of forestry assets to grow high value agricultural...
06-Sep-2019

“Prospects for Africa” great as new spaces open up for Tunisia’s youth in industry

Smartly dressed Maroua Khemiri is ready to start a busy day. The young engineer has secured a contract with Eleonetech in Tunisia, an electro-mechanical firm that specialises in producing cables and electronic assembly. Having risen through the ranks to become the first female project manager at the electro-mechanical firm, Khemiri’s achievement as a female engineer in this part of North Africa is rare, especially in the industrial sector. “After I finished my studies, I was struggling to find a job. It was frustrating, to the point that I thought about leaving the country. Today, I’m a...
06-Sep-2019

EOI - Angola - Capacity building of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) trainers on the Theory of constraint, Lean and six Sigma (tls) body of knwoledge

The Government of Angola (GoA) has received a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the implementation of the Institutional Capacity Building for Private Sector Development Project (ICBPSD) and intends to apply part of this loan to payments under the contract for consultancy to carry out CAPACITY BUILDING OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (MSME) TRAINERS ON PROFITABILITY IMPROVEMENT SOLUTIONS BASED IN THE THEORY OF CONSTRAINT, LEAN AND SIX SIGMA (TLS) BODY OF KNWOLEDGE.