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Technical assistance to four Complementary Infrastructure PPP Projects in Senegal

13-Aug-2013 - These four projects represent a total investment of EUR 1.3 billion in the country. The African Development Bank Group provided financing totaling EUR 185 million and acted as Mandated Lead Arranger (MLA) on 3 of these projects, facilitating a further EUR 326 million of senior debt for other financial institutions.

Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Kenya: Unlocking Development Potential for Inclusive Growth

12-Aug-2013 - Nakuru, Kenya's fourth largest city is a major industrial and tourist center. Prior to the AfDB Group’s intervention, unreliable water supply and sanitation services resulted in scaling down and ultimate relocation of industries, resulting in high incidence of water-borne diseases. Women and children spent long hours collecting water or buying it at a very high cost.

Advans Bank Congo (ABC): Bridging the financing gap for MSMEs in DRC

06-Aug-2013 - The African Development Bank Group’s Private Sector Operations and its African Private Sector Assistance Fund (FAPA) are supporting Advans Banque Congo (ABC) to provide financial services loans and savings to micro and small entrepreneurs (MSMEs), particularly in large urban areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In a country where MSME banking is a challenge, Advans Banque Congo’s services and efforts, backed by the AfDB Group, is promoting financial inclusion and women empowerment, reducing poverty...

Harar Water Supply and Sanitation Project: Improving Livelihoods and Enhancing Water Security in Ethiopia

04-Aug-2013 - The project addressed a looming water and sanitation crisis in the historic and touristic town of Harar and the surrounding four towns. The water availability and quality from Lake Alemaya, the previous water source, was threatened due to rising population, irrigation use and siltation. Water rationing was introduced and investors were reluctant to establish new commercial ventures. Livelihoods were lost and families spent scarce resources to buy water and treatment of waterborne illnesses.

African Virtual University: Transforming Africa into a Global Knowledge Hub

04-Aug-2013 - The African Virtual University (AVU) has established the largest distance and eLearning network in over 27 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and produced more than 40,000 graduates. It hosts 219 open educational modules ranging from mathematics and science, teacher education, and ICT skills –available free of charge in English, French and Portuguese. The AVU’s interactive portal is accessed beyond Africa in 142 countries with a majority from Brazil and the United States.

African Development Fund: Skills, Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Rwanda

04-Aug-2013 - Rwanda has been an economic success and has maintained a strong growth path averaging 8% per year over the last decade. Rwanda has made remarkable progresses on the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in areas of health, and in lifting one million people out of poverty (MDG 4, 5, 6).

Côte d’Ivoire: Emerging From Conflict Gender-Based Component of a Multi-sector Support Project

24-Jul-2013 - Côte d’Ivoire’s political crisis in 2001 worsened the humanitarian situation in the country and gender-based violence (GBV) grew to affect 67% of women. Sexual violence was used as a weapon of war and GBV survivors had to grapple with various almost insurmountable challenges, including a) the physical and psychological traumas and other medical conditions; b) a lack of judicial systems leaving crimes unpunished; c) the lack the financial resources to cover the high cost of medical certificates, psychologists’...

Uganda Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme

24-Jul-2013 - Transport constraints in many rural communities in Eastern and Central Uganda made it extremely difficult for farmers to market their produce. This limited farmers’ productivity, and burdened traders in rural areas with high transaction costs. As a result farmers received lower prices for their produce, lacked reliable information on market prices, and were largely unaware of potentially profitable market opportunities.

Cross River State: Rural Access and Mobility Project in Nigeria

20-May-2013 - Cross River State has an enviable history in Nigeria, yet until 2008, most rural roads were in poor, impassable conditions. They had a negative impact on the local economy, especially agricultural activities, with poor rural roads resulting in exorbitant vehicle operating costs and unquantifiable travel times.

AfDB Project Integrates Nomadic Peoples into Mainstream Education in Nigeria

19-May-2013 - Spanning at least 20 different countries across the African continent, nomadic peoples constitute about six per cent of the total African population, or some 50 million people. This large population, categorized into three major groups, as pastoralists, migrant fishing folks and farmers, has a common wandering lifestyle. Shrinking grazing lands, constant blocking of grazing paths, increasing banditry, rising conflicts and tension between sedentary and nomadic communities are, however, making traditional nomadic...

A Focus on Green Growth: the Green Morocco Plan

19-May-2013 - Context In July 2012, the African Development Bank (AfDB) granted a EUR 105 million loan to the Green Morocco Plan Support Programme (PAPMV). Approved by the Moroccan authorities in April 2008, the Green Morocco Plan (PMV) will be spread out over twelve years (2008-2020). The plan was launched to implement and concretize a vast array of structural and sector reforms in agriculture, the mainstay of the country’s economy.

Transports : Marrakech et Tanger sur les rails du futur

19-May-2013 - Marrakech, samedi 16 mars 2013, 9h20 du matin. C’est le calme plat à la gare de Marrakech. Même les panneaux indicateurs, où s’affichent les nombreuses destinations au départ et à l’arrivée du terminus, semblent au repos. Mais, moins d’une heure plus tard, les lieux sont arrachés à leur douce léthargie, avec l’entrée en gare d’un train et son flot de passagers qui se déverse sur les quais. Hamdi semble hésiter un instant, à peine descendu du marchepied. Logique, il emprunte cette ligne « pour la première  fois...

Education : les bienfaits d’un collège « rural » au Maroc

19-May-2013 - Les écoles publiques (primaire, collège et lycée) se multiplient à travers le territoire marocain, au plus grand bonheur des enfants – et des parents. Aperçu, avec le collège de Toualaa. A peine sorti de terre, le collège de Toualaa, petite commune rurale lovée dans la province de Benslimane, dans la région de Chaouia-Ouardigha, a vite dû rehausser ses ambitions.

Accès à l’eau potable au Maroc : de meilleures conditions de vie en milieu rural

19-May-2013 - Depuis 2001, le Royaume fournit de gros efforts pour généraliser l’accès à l’eau potable, en multipliant les chantiers de raccordement et de distribution. La BAD est le premier bailleur de fonds dans le secteur de l’Eau au Maroc. Sur la terrasse de sa maison de deux étages, Mohammed, la quarantaine burinée, tourne le robinet pour laisser couler l’eau devant ses visiteurs. Depuis deux ans, fini les corvées d’eau et tous les tracas domestiques qui y étaient liés !

Pour un droit à la santé inclusif : l’expérience réussie dans une Kasbah au Maroc

19-May-2013 - Investir dans les soins de santé est à la base de la croissance inclusive et durable. Tel est le crédo de la BAD, mais aussi du Maroc, qui travaille depuis 2005 à favoriser l’accès de tous, notamment des plus démunis, à des soins de qualité. À 200 km au sud-est de Casablanca, la casbah de Tadla, outre son imposante citadelle et son célèbre pont à dix arches, a désormais une autre fierté : son nouvel hôpital, implanté en 2010 dans cette région-pilote de Tadla Azilal, où le programme RAMED (Régime d'assistance...

Malawi President Launches Water Supply and Sanitation Project

22-Apr-2013 - Context A water supply and sanitation system supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB) was launched on April 15, 2013, in Malosa, Malawi by Malawi President Joyce Banda.

PARSAR Aims to Strengthen Food Security and Cut Poverty in the DRC

01-Nov-2012 - The agricultural and rural sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has significant growth margins and occupies a prominent place in the economy. However, the dilapidation of rural infrastructure and poor governmental support services is contributing to a significant decline in productivity.  

Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality Through Improved Health Care Delivery in Kampala

03-Oct-2012 - As many countries in Africa experience impressive economic growth, the continent has made significant gains in health such as an overall reduction in child mortality. However, gains made vary and certain segments of the population remain vulnerable. For example, while child mortality is on the decline in Uganda, the maternal mortality rate is still high and estimated at 435 deaths per 100,000 live births. About 30 per cent of households in the capital Kampala are run by women, meaning Uganda’s high maternal...

Lower Mangoky Irrigation Area Rehabilitation Project

30-Sep-2012 - Compared to the rest of the country, southern Madagascar experiences cyclical droughts that threaten the population’s food security. In general, the country’s agricultural performance has remained weak, mainly due to low yields, poor basic infrastructure and lack of rural credit. To overcome these constraints, the government has developed sector policies and strategies that notably provide for the rehabilitation of irrigation areas such as the Lower Mangoky Scheme.

Uganda: Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme

09-Sep-2012 - The Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme – Project I (CAIIP-1) resulted from a comprehensive review of Uganda’s agricultural sector, which was carried out in 2005 by the Ugandan government in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB). The review, which was undertaken under the auspices of Uganda's Plan for Modernization of Agriculture, identified a number of investment gaps especially with regard to infrastructure - for access to markets, and for agro-processing, environmental...

BAD-Algérie : Stimuler la compétitivité économique à travers le renforcement des capacités de la Caisse nationale d’équipement

09-Sep-2012 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et l’Algérie ont, depuis quelques années, donné une nouvelle impulsion à leur partenariat, en faisant de l’assistance technique, un facteur déterminant de promotion de l’économie du pays. Pour un financement de 600.000 UC, soit environ 725.000 Euros, cette assistance  de la BAD à la Caisse Nationale d’Equipement pour le Développement (CNED), s’est traduite spécifiquement par le renforcement des capacités opérationnelles. Le financement a été approuvé en mai 2007 et...

Sénégal : Programme d’eau potable et assainissement en milieu rural - PEPAM

06-Sep-2012 - Objectif sectoriel : Assurer durablement l’approvisionnement en eau potable et l’assainissement des zones rurales en vue d’améliorer les conditions de vie et de santé des populations. Objectifs du sous-programme : (i) Améliorer la desserte en services d’eau potable dans les localités rurales des régions de Louga, Ziguinchor, Kolda, Kaffrine, Tambacounda et Sédhiou; (ii) Améliorer la desserte en services d’assainissement familial dans les localités rurales et la desserte en services d’assainissement.

Terminal à Conteneur de Dakar

06-Sep-2012 - Le Port de Dakar est un des ports les plus importants d’Afrique de l’Ouest. En vue d’améliorer les installations portuaires, une concession de 25 années a été signée entre l’Etat du Sénégal (représenté par le Port Autonome de Dakar) et Dubai Port World (DPW) en Octobre 2007 pour le Terminal à Conteneur. Dans le cadre de la concession, DPW a la responsabilité de moderniser l’équipement, les opérations, la gestion ainsi que la maintenance du terminal à conteneurs. Les composantes du projet sont les suivantes :...

Sénégal : Projet de la centrale électrique de Kounoune

05-Sep-2012 - Construction et exploitation d’une centrale de 67,5 MW alimentée au fuel lourd dans la localité de Kounoune à 23 km à l’est de Dakar. Le Projet comprend aussi la construction d’un oléoduc d’alimentation en carburant (fuel lourd) et d’un poste de transformation sur le site du projet.

Sénégal : Projet de la centrale à charbon de Sendou 125 MW

05-Sep-2012 - Construction, exploitation et entretien d’une centrale électrique alimentée au charbon de 125 MW sur un  site de 29 hectares situé à 35 km de Dakar à Sendou (Bargny). Le Projet produira  chaque année 925 GWh d’électricité, soit environ 40 % de la consommation du Sénégal en 2010. Le projet contribuera à résoudre la crise actuelle dans le secteur de l’électricité en permettant de remplacer la production de générateurs d’urgence en location et de centrales âgées, ainsi qu’en permettant un meilleur entretien des...

Sénégal : Aéroport international Blaise Diagne (AIBD)

05-Sep-2012 - L’Aéroport International Blaise Diagne (AIBD) est en cours de construction sur un nouveau site situé à 45km à l’est de Dakar. L’AIBD aura une capacité de 3 millions de passagers et comprendra les installations suivantes : un terminal de 42.000 m2, une piste de 3,5 km de long avec des voies de circulation, 30 postes de stationnement d’avions avec 6 postes de stationnement au contact, un terminal de fret, un pavillon présidentiel, un terminal Hadj, ainsi que d’autres composantes.

AfDB Finances Rural Development in Casamance in Senegal

26-Jul-2012 - Casamance, located in southwestern Senegal, has been involved in a struggle for independence since the 1980s. The Rural Development Support Project in Casamance (PADERCA) falls within the framework of the Economic and Social Activities Revitalization Program in Casamance, established by the Senegalese government since 2004 and aims at supporting the restoration of peace in this part of the country.

Niger: AfDB Funds Local Development Support Project in Diffa Region

26-Jul-2012 - The Diffa region to the far south-east of Niger is one of the areas most affected by cycles of drought, characterized especially by dune encroachment, increased silting in agricultural and stock breeding areas and a steady deterioration of the natural environment.

Rehabilitation of the Agricultural and Rural Sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo

16-Jul-2012 - The economic crisis of the 1980s, exacerbated by the armed conflicts of the 1990s in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has resulted in a drop in farmer assistance, desertion of farms and lack of maintenance of rural roads. This situation has specifically led to decreased productivity, difficulties in the supply of farm inputs and equipment, and increased inaccessibility to production areas, thus giving rise to food insecurity.

AfDB’s USD 33m Harar Water and Sanitation Project Comes on Stream in Ethiopia

16-Jul-2012 - Context Harar is a historic town with great cultural and religious significance in Ethiopia. It is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and “a living museum”.

PROGEBE: For a Productive Trypanotolerant Livestock Contributing to Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in West Africa

15-Jul-2012 - The Regional Project on Sustainable Management of Endemic Ruminant Livestock (PROGEBE) resulted from the will of The Gambia, Guinea, Mali and Senegal to implement preservation measures for the trypanotolerant livestock (Ndama cattle, Djallonké sheep and West African dwarf goat) and its natural habitat.

The AfDB Finances Local Small-scale Irrigation in Senegal

11-Jul-2012 - Senegal is a Sahelian country that relies heavily on agriculture. This sector faces weather vagaries and a decline in rainfall during recent decades (200 mm in 30 years). To address this situation and complete the development of the Senegal River valley, the Senegalese government sought to value runoff water resources available in the country.

Guinea Bissau: The AfDB Finances the Rehabilitation of the Agricultural and Rural Sectors

29-Jun-2012 - ADF assistance is by a grant of UA 5.80 million, corresponding to CFAF 4.4 billion. Despite the relatively difficult socio-political situation in the country, the project was well implemented. PRESAR is an example of an operation implemented following a participatory approach, with particular attention to women who are heavily involved in rice production market garden activities.

Rural Enterprises Project II in Ghana - Transforming the Lives of the Rural Poor

08-May-2012 - The Rural Enterprise Project (REP) aims at alleviating poverty, slowing rural-urban drift, contributing to the creation of sustainable jobs. The project also aims at addressing the low level of technology and productivity, low income and un-competitiveness in production, processing and distribution in agriculture. REP aims at addressing this deficiency through transfer of technology, thereby improving the low level of technology and productivity, as well as aiding in improving the low income levels of...

Projet d’appui au renforcement des capacités institutionnelles en gouvernance économique et financière au Togo (PARCI)

08-May-2012 - Contexte Le Togo a traversé une crise sociopolitique de 1990 à 2005. Cette crise a affaibli l’organisation et le fonctionnement de l’administration togolaise, en diminuant ses ressources humaines et matérielles.

Madagascar - AfDB Supports Tulear Fishery Project

02-May-2012 - Traditional fishing in Madagascar is practiced at national level by around 59,000 fishermen mainly along the coast and within coral reefs, especially in the south-western province of Tulear. The radius of action of fishing canoes is below 10 km.

La BAD a financé la mise à niveau des capacités de planification économique en RCA

02-May-2012 - Contexte Les élections présidentielles et législatives de juin 2005 en RCA ont mis fin à une série de troubles internes suivis d’une période de transition après le coup d’état de mars 2003. Face aux faiblesses de capacités inhérentes à la situation de pays post-conflit, le gouvernement a soumis en juillet 2005 aux partenaires techniques et financiers, dont la Banque, une requête d’assistance technique pour exécuter son programme économique de 2006.

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

24-Apr-2012 - 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.

Burundi Watershed Management Project

10-Apr-2012 - The forest resources of Burundi have been seriously degraded since the beginning of the socio-political crisis in the country. This 10 year-long crisis resulted in the country's forest cover rate decrease from eight percent to five percent.

Infertile Land in Gambia Put to Plough Due to Joint AfDB/IFAD/Government Watershed Management Project

02-Apr-2012 - More than 140,000 poor people, of whom 52% are women across the Gambia have enjoyed greatly increased crop output after formerly unproductive land was put to the plough as a result of a USD 17.5 million watershed management project, started in 2006 and co-financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Gambian government.

Integrated Fight Against Aquatic Plant Proliferation in West Africa

27-Mar-2012 - Aquatic plant proliferation is an environmental scourge. These weeds invade waterways and irrigation channels, impeding their economic operation. Fishermen have suffered rising costs, and farmers have to spend more time cleaning their irrigation canals, resulting in lost production and productivity.

Benin-Regional Public Health Institute

04-Apr-2010 - Given the shortage of health research, health personnel and health services, particularly in rural areas, the Government of the Republic of Benin sought to create a public health institute in Benin with support from the World Health Organization.

Rwanda-Education III Project

01-Apr-2010 - Built in 1997, the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) is the first technological institute to be built in Rwanda to train students in science, technology and engineering at the degree and diploma levels. KIST also transfers appropriate technology to the community. A regional center of excellence in science and technology, training and research, the building of this institution is in line with the Bank’s higher education in science and technology strategy.