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19/06/2018 - To boost agricultural production and productivity in the Sudan, the Bank approved US $42 million in concessional grants from the African Development Fund to support the National Agriculture Investment Plan.

Categories: Sudan, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


08/06/2018 - A Mozambican delegation headed by Economy Minister Adriano Maleiane participated in the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in Busan, Korea, a key conference on economic affairs for the continent at which Finance Ministers from the Bank’s 80 Member States meet with academics, development partners and civil society organizations.

Categories: Mozambique, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Private Sector, Partnerships, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


24/05/2018 - On the sidelines of the African Development Bank Annual Meetings in Busan, Korea, the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) (link is external) donors and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) have signed a grant agreement in support of local supply and utilization of fertilizer by smallholder farmers in Africa.

Categories: Partnerships, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


06/04/2018 - Donors to the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) – consisting of the African Development Bank, the Government of Japan and the Government of Austria – have approved three catalytic projects totaling US $2,480,000 to stimulate the growth of Africa’s small and medium enterprises.

Categories: Partnerships, Private Sector, Employment, Human Capital Development, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


09/02/2018 - La Banque africaine de développement et le Conseil régional de l’épargne publique et des marchés financiers (CREPMF) ont signé, jeudi 8 février à Abidjan, un accord de don d’un montant de 980 000 dollars américains pour le Projet d’appui au développement du marché financier régional (PADMAFIR) de l’Union monétaire ouest-africaine (UMOA). La lettre d’accord de don, signée par Pierre Guislain, vice-président de la Banque africaine de développement en charge du Secteur privé, de l’infrastructure et de l’industrialisation et Mamadou Ndiaye, président du CREPMF, vise à contribuer à la mise en œuvre d’actions prioritaires du plan stratégique 2014-2021 du Marché financier régional (MFR).

Categories: Partnerships, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


20/06/2017 - The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a US $1-million African Private Sector Assistance Fund (FAPA) grant to the Government of Mozambique to finance the Nacala Corridor Business Linkages Technical Assistance Project.

Categories: Mozambique, Japan, Transport, Regional Integration, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


15/06/2017 - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a JPY 34.41 billion (about US$ 300 million) loan agreement with the African Development Bank under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) initiative which is a component of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Africa.

Categories: Japan, Private Sector, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


18/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Japan (GOJ) have signed an agreement for a US $ 300 million facility under the joint initiative titled Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) for Africa.

Categories: Japan, Private Sector, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa: EPSA Initiative, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


21/03/2017 - Some 509 micro, small and medium enterprises development (MSME) owners graduated and received certificates of participation after attending two business development courses organized by the Seychelles Enterprise Promotion Agency (SEnPA) in collaboration with the University of Seychelles, under the African Development Bank-financed Seychelles MSME Development Project.

Categories: Seychelles, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Private Sector, Youth, Employment, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Gender, Partnerships, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


06/03/2017 - The African Development Bank provides significant financial resources to reach small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including through its non-sovereign operations. In 2016 alone, the AfDB Board of Directors approved over US $400 million in new lending to financial institutions (FIs) for Africa’s SMEs.

Categories: Japan, Austria, Private Sector, Employment, Partnerships, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance