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30-Jan-2019 - The Desert to Power (DtP) Programme initiated in 2017 by the African Development Bank has a big and bold ambition: to light up and power the Sahel by building electricity generation capacity of 10 GW through photovoltaic (PV) solar systems via public, private, grid and off-grid projects by 2025, and consequently transform the industry, agriculture and economic fabric of the entire region...
How the African Development Bank and Korea are transforming African villages and boosting rural economies
17-Jul-2018 - Context Sylvie Zounon, a single mother of four children, received a $500 loan under the Saemaul Undong Model Village project and invested it in her tomato farm in Zatta Village in Côte d’Ivoire.
21-Jun-2018 - “Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink,” says English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Both the government and people of Somalia, perhaps more than any other people around the world, would agree with this poem. Indeed, water is life. In Somalia, an arid nation in the Horn of Africa, lack of potable water and sanitation has historically been a challenge for urban and rural folks. Most of them have also had to endure famine and lingering effects of a battered economy...
02-May-2018 - Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is facing the familiar challenges of rapid urbanization, including transportation, housing, mobility, and the security of goods and people.
Bank interventions improve drought resilience and livelihoods for pastoral and agro-pastoral population in Sudan
26-Apr-2018 - Context Interventions by the African Development Bank have improved Natural Resource Management Practices for Sustainable Management. Objectives Objective What does the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme (DRSLP) seek to achieve?
Burkina Faso : le projet d’appui au développement de l’anacarde, un bel exemple de lutte contre la pauvreté et pour la protection de l’environnement
18-Apr-2018 - Le Burkina est un pays sahélien fortement dépendant des activités agricoles et pastorales. L’agriculture, l’élevage et les forêts représentent respectivement 25 %, 12 % et 3 % du produit intérieur brut. Selon une étude prospective du secteur forestier en Afrique menée par l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) en 2001, le secteur agricole « occupe 86 % de la population active du pays et contribue pour près de 40 % à la formation du produit intérieur brut ».
Sierra Leone celebrates improved access to water and sanitation - The Three Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project
11-Apr-2018 - Context The project targets three major provincial cities: Bo, Kenema and Makeni. The water supply and sanitation schemes in these cities were built in the 1960s. The country’s civil war (1991-2002), coupled with population growth, led to severely dilapidated infrastructure. The three cities r host over 10% of the country’s population but access to safe drinking water averaged around 5% and there was a high incidence of water borne diseases.
19-Mar-2018 - Malawi’s vulnerability to the devastating impacts of climate change is caused by the country’s significant exposure to climate variability. Agriculture and rural livelihoods are highly sensitive to climatic change. They have very low adaptive capacity at the community and national levels. As a result, a wide range of climate-induced devastations have occurred in Malawi during the past 30 years, including flooding, late rains, and dry spells. These impact all regions in the country but vary depending on...
23-Feb-2018 - Projet emblématique du partenariat entre le Gabon et la Banque africaine de développement, l’appui que fournit celle-ci à la filiale gabonaise de la Société d’investissement pour l’agriculture tropicale (Siat-Gabon) conforte le secteur privé gabonais, renforce la volonté d’industrialisation du pays, contribue à la recherche de la sécurité alimentaire et améliore les conditions de vie des populations en créant des emplois et en leur fournissant un accès à l’électricité et aux soins de santé.
13-Feb-2018 - Tanzania has seen significant economic growth in recent years, thanks in part to support from the African Development Bank. The Small Entrepreneurs Loan Facility (SELF) financed by the Bank has provided a boost to the country’s rural entrepreneurs and has contributed to reducing poverty in the country, creating jobs and improving lives. The loan facility provides US $29 million support to entrepreneurs.
20-Oct-2017 - Although Africa represents 14% of the world's population, it currently has less than 3% of the world's telephone lines. Africa remains the world's least developed continent in telecommunications. International telecommunications connectivity across Eastern and Southern Africa was almost exclusively delivered via satellites. At present, about 90% of intra-African voice and data traffic is routed through Europe and North America at a cost of about US$600 million per year.
20-Oct-2017 - The booming construction activities in Ethiopia has led to the growth of the cement industry in the country. In 2011 Ethiopia imported around 1metric tons of cement. The government eliminated stopped this on 27 March 2012 when it banned imports in order to protect upcoming domestic cement production.