President Kaberuka Urges Deeper Fiscal Reforms in Swaziland

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Donald Kaberuka., was on Thursday, 10 March 2011, received in audience by his Majesty King Mswati III, the Prime Minister and members of the Swaziland economic team. Mr Kaberuka was in the country to confer with the authorities on the economic challenges facing the country, in particular the tough fiscal situation.   The President encouraged the authorities to quicken and deepen the pace of fiscal reforms by significant expenditure cuts and revenue generation. He observed that the newly adopted fiscal adjustment plan...

2007 - Swaziland - Country Portfolio Performance Review Report

This Country Portfolio Performance Report (CPPR) highlights the performance of the Bank Group ongoing portfolio in Swaziland. The purpose of the report is to inform members of the Board of Directors and Bank Management on the performance of Bank Group’s on going operations in Swaziland and to make recommendations for improving the quality of the portfolio in order to achieve expected results. It also draws lessons for the design of future interventions in Swaziland. The report is based on key findings arising out of the CPPR mission undertaken during the period 3-10 May 2008. It is...

African Water Facility Grant of 999 000 euros to the Kingdom of Swaziland

The AfDB group, on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, approved an African Water Facility grant of € 999,000 to Swaziland to finance the implementation of Phase II studies of the Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project (LUSIP). The studies comprise feasibility studies for a 51 km extension of the main irrigation canal and the preparation of chiefdom development plans which include the provision of water supply and sanitation facilities in an area situated in the south-east of Swaziland. The study aims at supporting the country’s development efforts at ensuring food security and reducing poverty...

Swaziland - EUR 6 million to Promote Flower Exports

Important Social Accountability Actions Tunis, 21 July 2006 – The African Development Bank, through its private sector window, in Tunis today approved a loan of 6.4 million Euros to Fabulous Flowers Swaziland PTY Ltd (FFS) with a view to promoting the floriculture sector in Swaziland and contributing to economic growth in the country through private sector development. The project will not only result in increased agricultural output, outgrowers’ incomes and foreign exchange generation, but also improve social accountability. The project, which will establish 20 hectares of...

AfDB President Calls for Robust, Coordinated Action on the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Swaziland

Mbabane, 16 February, 2005 – The President of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group, Donald Kaberuka, has expressed alarm at the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Swaziland and the inadequate international support in the country’s fight against the disease.  Speaking after a visit to the Voluntary Counseling and Treatment (VCT) Centre at the Mbabane Government Hospital, Mr. Kaberuka remarked that "what I have just witnessed at the Centre brings home the magnitude of the pandemic well beyond the statistics.  The scale of human suffering calls for a coordinated and...

President Kaberuka Hits the Road: Continues Visit to Swaziland

President Donald Kaberuka continued his African tour today in Mbabane where he held discussions with officials and visited a project funded by the African Development Bank Group as part of his official trip to Swaziland. He met with Prime Minister A.T. Dlamini, the Minister of Finance, Mr. Majozi Sithole, the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Mr. Elijah Shongwe and other senior officials. The President visited the HIV/AIDS Voluntary Counseling Centre at the Mbabane Government Hospital as well as the Ngwenya-Mbabane Bypass Road, part of a regional infrastructure project funded by...

2005 - Swaziland - Country Governance Profile

In 1999, the African Development Bank adopted a good governance policy with an aim to provide support and interventions that promote good governance in its Regional Member Countries (RMCs). This is because good governance is generally a necessary condition for the success of the Bank’s core interventions to promote economic and social development in RMCs. The Bank Group’s strategic plan for the period 2003-2007 also emphasizes the promotion of good governance in RMCs as one of the important building blocks of the poverty reduction programme.

2005-2009-Swaziland-Country Strategy Paper

The Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Swaziland covers the period 2005-2009. The proposed strategy, which is based on the Government’s development agenda, has been prepared using the participatory approach that involves all stakeholders, in line with the decision by the Boards of Directors and Management of the Bank Group. The Bank is in the process of moving to a results-based management framework, and although the preparation of this CSP predates the adoption of this framework, every attempt has been made to link goals with strategic objectives and expected outcomes and results to be...

2004-Southern Africa-Regional Assistance Strategy Paper

The Regional Assistance Strategy Paper (RASP) for Southern Africa is the first in the series of assistance strategy papers with a regional integration focus to be prepared by the African Development Bank. The Bank Group policy on Economic Co-operation and Regional Integration, which, was approved by the Boards of Directors in March 2001 requires the Bank to select and support organisations that can effectively foster regional integration efforts. Consistent with the founding mission of the Bank Group, regional integration has re-emerged as one of the central mandates of the 8th and 9th...

Swaziland - Upgrading of the Proposed Mbabane bypass Road - ESIA Summary

As a part of the project feasibility study, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was prepared by Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland (GOS) to identify the potential impacts and appropriate mitigation of the Upgrade of the Mbabane-Ngwenya (MR-3) Road. The project was appraised in September 2002 and classified as Environmental Category II and an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) was prepared according to the Bank’s guidelines. At a later stage, the GOS decided that the road should bypass the town of Mbabane and added the proposed New Mbabane Bypass Road to avoid congestion...

Swaziland - Summary of the Environmental Impact Assessment Lower Usutho Irrigation Development Project - ESIA Summary

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA ) was prepared by the Government of Swaziland to identify the potential impacts and proper mitigation of negative impacts in the Lower Usutho Smallholders Irrigation Development Project (LUSIP) in the south eastern part of Swaziland. This document summari zes the EIA and associated mitigation, management and monitoring plan for the proposed project. The summary briefly discusses the project background, the current biophysical and socio - economic environment, and legislative and institutional conditions pert aining to the proposed project. In addition,...