Quality Assurance & Results


Country Result Brief 2019 - Morocco

The African Development Bank (the Bank) and Morocco have been partners for more than 45 years. The first project funded by the Bank in the Kingdom was a water supply and sanitation support project, approved in March 1970. Since then, the Bank has financed nearly 170 operations worth more than USUS$10 billion, particularly in the areas of infrastructure, economic and financial governance as well as agricultural development. At the end of March 2019, the Bank’s active portfolio in Morocco consisted of 34 operations totaling approximately USUS$3 billion in commitment concentrated in the energy...

Mozambique - Country results brief 2018

Over the last decade, Mozambique has been one of the fastest-growing African economies, enjoying average economic growth of about 8% between 2004 and 2015. It received strong support from the international community during the period (for example, in 2014 it received US$2 billion in official development assistance). In parallel, the country has embarked on major reforms — especially fiscal reforms and tax administration — and has opened up to foreign investment, particularly for the exploitation of its natural resources.

EOI – Individual Consultant -Implementation of the 2018 DAM and Delivery of the SNOQ1 Work Program

The African Development Bank hereby invites Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in the following Assignment: Implementation of the 2018 Delegation of Authority Matrix (DAM) and Delivery of the Operations Committee Secretariat’s (SNOQ1) Work Program

Egypt - Country results brief 2018

Over the past decade Egypt has sustained an average annual growth rate of 4% and addressed pressing fiscal challenges. Since the 2011 revolution, this middleincome country has recovered and is now the recipient of the most foreign direct investment in Africa. It has a highly diversified economy, with agriculture accounting for 12% of GDP, services for about half of the GDP and industry for 34%. The country expects to invest more in human capital in the short and medium term as recent policy reforms start bearing fruit.

African Development Bank delivers strong development results in Egypt

The African Development Bank has published the ‘Country Results Brief’ on Egypt. The report, which looks at Egypt’s economic situation, puts a spotlight on the Bank’s investments in the energy, agriculture, sanitation, industrial and social sectors. Over the past five years, Egypt has regained its position as the first destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa. It has a diversified economy, with services accounting for about half of the gross domestic product (GDP), industry contributing 34% of GDP and agriculture 12%. The results brief highlights the Bank’s performance...

Resumo dos Resultados 2018 – Moçambique

Ao longo da última década, Moçambique tem sido uma das economias africanas com mais rápido crescimento, um crescimento económico médio de cerca de 8% entre 2004 e 2015. Recebeu um forte apoio da comunidade internacional durante este período (por exemplo, em 2014, recebeu US$ 2 bilhões em assistência oficial ao desenvolvimento). Paralelamente, o país embarcou em grandes reformas — especialmente reformas fiscais e administração tributária — abrindo-se ao investimento estrangeiro, particularmente no que concerne à exploração dos seus recursos naturais.

Partnerships are key to protecting the continent’s wildlife: African Development Bank joins international community to commemorate World Wildlife Day

The African Development Bank Group joined the international community to commemorate World Wildlife Day on March 3, 2018. On the occasion, we spoke with Anthony Nyong, the Bank’s Director of Climate Change and Green Growth, on what the African Development Bank is doing to protect one of the continent’s most precious resources: its wildlife. Our institution and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have partnered since 2011 on issues such as climate adaptation, mitigation, biodiversity and ecosystems. In what way has the African Development Bank concretely benefited from this partnership...

Tanzania - Country results brief 2017

The African Development Bank is stepping up the pace in Tanzania by focusing on the “High 5s” — five priorities that are crucial for accelerating Africa’s economic transformation: Light up and Power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialise Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa. This Tanzania Country Results Brief demonstrates the Bank’s recent progress in moving the country toward its goal of reaching middle-income status by 2025. It also highlights the Bank’s responsiveness to Tanzania’s needs, in moving closer to the field and providing the best...

Cameroon - Country results brief 2017

Cameroon is the economic powerhouse of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), contributing over 40% to the region’s gross domestic product (GDP). It has abundant natural resources, a diversified economic and industrial fabric and a prime geographic location, particularly because of its long coastline along the Gulf of Guinea. With this strong potential, the country is well placed to is meet the various challenges in achieving the objectives of its 2010–2020 Growth and Employment Strategy Paper (GESP), which forms part of its vision for graduating to emerging country...

Cameroon makes significant strides in social services and infrastructure, new AfDB report shows

As the most robust economy in Central Africa, Cameroon, has in the past decade taken steps to further boost growth, making major advances in providing health, education, and clean water, and launching an ambitious infrastructure investment programme to become a middle-income country by 2035, according to the AfDB’s Cameroon Country Brief released on 2 November 2017. The report highlights the country’s efforts towards achieving this objective, with the Bank’s support, by aligning its development actions to AfDB High 5 strategic pillars. “Progress has been impressive, but a big...

5.6 million people benefit from AfDB’s agriculture interventions in 2016: Development Effectiveness Review

Efforts by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to upgrade Africa’s agriculture sector is yielding good results with about 5.6 million people benefiting from the Bank’s interventions in the past year. Among other things, AfDB plans scale up its focus on regional integration in 2017 as an important part of its development work with the planned launch of a Regional Integration Strategy. These were some of the details pulled from the Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2017 (ADER) – the latest edition of the Bank’s key monitoring and tracking tool...

African Community of Practice project trains Senior Government Officials on Rapid Results Initiative

The African Community of Practice (AfCoP) on Managing for Development Results (MfDR), at the African Development Bank (AfDB) in the Delivery, Performance Management and Results Department, organized a two-day training event from May 11-12 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The participants in this training included senior government officials and Bank focal points. The purpose of training was to teach the Rapid Results Initiatives (RRI), a tool that helps to integrate managing for development results (MfDR) in Regional Member countries, so as to bring change in lives of Africans, in...

Charting Africa’s Progress: African Development Bank launches MapAfrica 2.0

The African Development Bank has released a new online tool that enables anyone in the world to see at a glance how the Bank’s projects are boosting Africa’s economies and making Africans’ lives better. MapAfrica 2.0 is an interactive online portal that shows where the Bank is making an impact on the continent — and how 800 of the Bank’s projects relate to its “High 5” development priorities: Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialise Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the quality of life for the African people. As well as making the Bank’s work visible to a global...

African Development Bank accelerates pace with ‘High 5’ priorities

The African Development Bank is stepping up the pace by focusing on five priorities that are crucial for accelerating Africa’s economic transformation. The Bank calls them the “High 5s”: Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialise Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. “To prosper, Africa needs a massive, concerted, ambitious effort to transform our economies,” Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, said. “We need growth that benefits everyone. The High 5 priorities will get us there more quickly.” The...

Putting results first – AfCoP holds seminar on Rapid Results Initiative

The African Community of Practice (AfCoP), whose secretariat is at the Quality Assurance Department (ORQR) of the African Development Bank (ADB), organized a training seminar on Rapid Results Initiatives (IRR) in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire on the 8th and  9th of  June 2016. Opening the seminar, ORQR Department Director, Simon Mizrahi, underscored the importance of strengthening countries’ capacities in establishing evidence-based policies and in the delivery of development results noting that this is essential to the Bank’s mandate.  The training was attended by...

AfCoP Steering Committee and Core Management Team meet to discuss lessons for improving project implementation

Steering Committee and the Core Management Team members of the African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR) met on February 10 in Abidjan to review performance and provide strategic guidance on the African Development Bank-executed AfCoP project. The February 10-11, 2016 meeting was held together with that of the Core Management Team comprising 13 members from across Africa. The event was unique in that it brought together the Steering Committee with of the Africa Community of Practice. This allowed them to share ideas and draw on synergies that will help...

Launching of the Development Effectiveness Review Report on Sierra Leone

On Wednesday, December 9. 2015, the African Development Bank launched the Development Effectiveness Review (DER) on Sierra Leone in Freetown. The ceremony was attended by Senior Government Officials, development partners, civil society organizations and the media.  In delivering his keynote address on behalf of the Government, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Kaifala Marah, commended the Bank for publishing the report. The Minister called it an innovative strategy and process that should be emulated by other development partners. He acknowledged the...

AfDB launches Development Effectiveness Review on Sierra Leone

The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched its Development Effectiveness Review 2015 on Sierra Leone on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in Freetown. The Development Effectiveness Review 2015 for Sierra Leone provides a comprehensive report on the Bank’s performance in the country and tracks how the Bank’s operations have contributed to Sierra Leone’s development results. The review also assesses how the Bank has performed as an organisation with a presence in Sierra Leone. The publication shows Sierra Leone’s achievements over its post-conflict transition. “Sierra...

COP21: Message from Simon MIZRAHI, Director -Quality Assurance and Results, Energy, Environment, Climate Change ( AfDB)


Global climate deal could transform Africa’s progress, according to African Development Bank

Climate change poses a severe threat to Africa, but it also offers a huge opportunity, according to a new paper from the African Development Bank. The paper, Africa’s Climate Opportunity: Adapting and Thriving, explains how the COP21 climate talks in Paris in December can help Africa deal with the threat and seize the opportunity. “Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time in development. COP21 presents a unique opportunity to meet that challenge,” said Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group. “The voice of Africa is crucial to ensure the...