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31-Oct-2012

AEC 2012 - Opening Session

30-Oct-2012

Remarks to the Opening Session of the African Economic Conference 2012 by the AfDB President Donald Kaberuka

Event: Opening Session of the African Economic Conference 2012 First point: why another conference? You would be right to ask the question. After all, there are numerous, endless seminars, workshops, symposia on a whole range of African issues, events which many of us in this room are condemned to attend. You would be right to question the "value added" of yet another such event costing much time and resources, often to say the same things rather than getting down to implement the resolutions of such previous gatherings. When the idea was mooted to me in 2006 by Bank staff, I was not...
30-Oct-2012

African Economic Conference has contributed to bringing a smile to the faces of Africans: William Lyakurwa, Executive Director of the African Economic Research Consortium

  “Parliamentarians, civil society organizations and journalists are the key players who can contribute to good governance… These groups can play a significant part in combatting corruption and capital flight in particular… Capital flight drains the resources of a nation and hence, retards economic growth.” These views were expressed by Dr. William Lyakurwa, Executive Director of the African Economic Research Consortium, in an interview on the sidelines of a networking meeting with African think tanks on Monday, October 29 in Kigali, a day prior to the opening of the African...
30-Oct-2012

Finance and Economic Planning Minister, John Rwangombwa, Shares Rwanda’s Success Story

  The African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) jointly launched the African Economic Conference (AEC) in Kigali, Rwanda, on Tuesday, October 30 to discuss “Inclusive and Sustainable Development in an Age of Economic Uncertainty”. On the eve of the meeting, John Rwangombwa, Rwandan Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, spoke about the importance of the conference, now in its seventh year, which is being held for the first time in Rwanda.  Question: What message would you...
19-Oct-2012

Rwanda - Completion Point Document HIPC Framework

Rwanda qualified for US$ 452.4 million HIPC debt relief assistance in end-1999 NPV terms at the decision point in December 2000. On April 13, 2005, Rwanda became the 14th 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 a total irrevocable debt relief from multilateral and bilateral creditors amounting to US$ 1.4 billion in nominal terms over time, equivalent to debt relief of US$ 452.4 million in end-1999 NPV terms as agreed at the decision point, plus a topping-up...
19-Oct-2012

Rwanda - Decision Point Document HIPC 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...
16-Oct-2012

AEC 2012 - Economic Transformation in Africa The Case of Rwanda

Rwanda’s economic growth over the last decade has been remarkable. With a government that is committed to achieving sustainable economic growth coupled with growth in employment opportunities for its people, Rwanda has made impressive progress in rehabilitating and stabilizing its economy to exceed pre‐1994 levels. The overall economy is growing at a significant rate. The average annual growth rated in GDP was 8.8 per cent between 2005 and 2009. Rwanda’s GDP per capita has increased from less than 200US$ in 1994 to 540 US$ in 2010.Although still at an early stage, the GoR has set a set path...
16-Oct-2012

AEC 2012 - Mutual Health Insurance and the Contribution to Improvements in Child Health in Rwanda

The mutual health insurance (Mutuelle de Santé) system in Rwanda is one of the most extensive community based health insurance schemes operated in Sub-Saharan Africa covering over 90 per cent of the population. Several studies, so far, have documented the success of the Mutuelle de Santé in addressing the two prime objectives of health insurance in a lowincome setting, namely to increase access to health care and to reduce the burden of catastrophic health spending particularly for the poorer groups of society. This paper builds on these earlier works on the Mutuelle de Santé but despite...
16-Oct-2012

Conférence économique africaine 2012

16-Oct-2012

2012 AEC - Best Of Plenary 4: Harnessing Africa’s Extractive Industries for Structural Transformation and Inclusive Development

16-Oct-2012

2012 AEC - Best Of Plenary 5: Expanding Trade for Inclusive Development

16-Oct-2012

2012 AEC - Best Of Plenary 6: Youth Employment for Inclusive Growth

16-Oct-2012

2012 AEC - Best Of Closing Session

18-Sep-2012

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Second Quarter 2012

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists attached to the African Development Bank Group’s (ADB) East Africa Department. The publication covers all five member states of the East African Community (EAC) as well as the islands of The Seychelles. It is part of the ADB’s surveillance of economic and policy developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the region for which quarterly data are available on a timely basis. Where appropriate, the report also attempts to draw some implications of those...
30-Jun-2012

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - First Quarter 2012

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists attached to the African Development Bank Group’s (ADB) East Africa Department. The publication covers all five member states of the East African Community (EAC) as well as the islands of The Seychelles. It is part of the ADB’s surveillance of economic and policy developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the region for which quarterly data are available on a timely basis. Where appropriate, the report also attempts to draw some implications of those...
29-May-2012

Rwanda - Gitarama-Ngororero-Mukamira Road Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The Project is consistent with the 2002-2004 Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Rwanda,approved by the Bank in July 2003, the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and the “Transport Sector Policy Declaration” adopted by the Government in 2002. The objectives of this sector policy fall within the overall framework of Vision 2020, which defines Rwanda’s development plan and programme up to2020.
28-May-2012

The AfDB Group in East Africa

We are pleased to present the first publication showcasing Bank Group operations and strategic cooperation with Eastern Africa. The East African region comprises thirteen (13) nations: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and, as of 9 July 2011, the newly independent Republic of South Sudan. The region accounts for about 26 % of Africa’s population (264 million), 22% of the continental landmass (6.3 million km2) and 16 % of the combined GDP in 2009 current prices. The region reflects a diversity of culture, language,...
24-Apr-2012

Inland Lakes Integrated Development and Management Support Project (PAIGELAC) in Rwanda

Context Since 2006 the African Development Bank has been supporting the Rwanda government in restoring and improving the Rwandan fisheries sector. Support has been given to both capture fisheries in inland lakes and to aquaculture. The project’s name is the Inland Lakes Integrated Development and Management Support Project, or PAIGELAC. Fisheries in Rwandan lakes are supported through the provision of fisheries infrastructures (cold storage, ice making machines at selected sites, drying racks, smoking ovens, etc.), reducing post-harvest losses and increasing the value of the fish...
18-Apr-2012

Multinational - Enhancing the Contribution of Non-Timber Forest Products to Food Security in Central Africa - Appraisal Report

Pursuant to the recommendations of the 6th Ordinary Session of the CBFF Governing Council held in Yaoundé on 24, 25 and 26 November 2009, the Secretariat publicly launched a second call for project proposals to NGOs and the private sector. Management of this second call for proposals led to the identification of acceptable concept notes and selection of the best detailed proposals. In accordance with the provisions of the CBFF Operational Procedures Manual, such detailed proposals were submitted to the Governing Council for consideration and approval. The CBFF Governing Council at its 9th...
18-Apr-2012

Multinational - Congo Basin MRV Regional Project-Phase I - Appraisal Report

This report concerns the project entitled “Congo Basin MRV Regional Project –Phase I”. The overall goal of the project is to support the design and implementation of national monitoring and MRV systems in line with international recommendations and requirements, including coordination and capacity building at regional level. The project schedule can be summarized as follows: (i) submission of the concept note in February 2010; (ii) consultation with stakeholders and organization of regional workshops in 2010 and 2011; and (iii) submission of a request for funding in May 2011. The project,...