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Projects Approved

Location Project Name Amount Approved Short Objective/Description
Multi Regional Franchising $975 000 To contribute to the stimulation of economic growth and job creation in the SME sector through the advancement of franchising in Africa.
Senegal Gambia River Basin Development $800 000 To finance the services of an Advisory Mission to propose to the Authorities of the Gambia River Basin Development Organization (OMVG) a public-private partnership (PPP) option to optimize the implementation of two power projects (Sambangalou in Senegal, Kaléta in Guniea) and an interconnection between the electrical networks of the 4 OMVG countries. Co-financed with NEPAD IPPF.
Multi East Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) $275 000 To structure the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of the EASSy project for development of an optical fibre submarine cable network for the eastern seaboard. Co-financed with NEPAD IPPF.
Cameroon Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs (GOWE) $530 000 To provide integrated support for women’s enterprises development in Cameroon.
Multi Shelter Afrique $950 000 To improve access to housing, develop medium-sized housing development companies, promote economic and social development and create employment in beneficiary countries.
DRC Advans Congo $940 000 To build the capacity of Advans Congo Bank, a newly established micro-finance institution specializing in providing commercial retail banking services to the urban-based MSME market of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Multi West African Development Bank $953 000 To prepare the Accounting Procedures Manual and assist with software selection, acquisition, implementation, migration and staff training.
Multi Rosso Bridge  $1 000 000 To finance the feasibility study for a bridge over the Senegal River between Mauritania and Senegal to facilitate regional integration and international trade. Co-financed with NEPAD IPPF.
Multi PTA Bank $1 000 000 To implement the new risk management framework and further enhance the PTA Bank’s capacity and growth.
Liberia Access (Microfinance) Bank $1 000 000 To build the capacity of Liberia Access Bank, a newly established micro-finance institution specializing in providing financial services to micro and small enterprises in Liberia.
Tanzania CRDB $975 300 Capacity building of CRDB Bank and SME clientele to enhance implementation of joint AfDB-USAID SME Guarantee Facility.
Rwanda Private Sector Capacity Building $1 000 000 To enhance RPSF execution capacity and governance and support execution of a number of core mandate activities including business information (resource center, magazine, radio programs), MSME competitiveness (BDS centers, mini-exhibitions), special entrepreneurship programs for women and youth, and public-private sector dialogue.
Multi Africa Business Roundtable $500 000 To assist the ABR, as a second tier ('association of associations') private sector representative organization for Africa, to perform a number of core functions that will contribute to strengthening the private sector in Africa.
Zambia Zanaco $980 824 Strengthening of Business Development Services (BDS) providers and SME associations, in collaboration with AMSCO through International Labor Organization (ILO) and International Trade Center (ITC). 
Egypt Franchising Sector Support Program $950 000 To provide technical assistance to the Egyptian Social Fund for Development (SFD) and to various stakeholders in the Franchising Program.
Zambia Pulse Financial Services Limited $935 000 To enhance capacity of a greenfield microfinance bank that offers fully diversified financial services to MSMEs.
Multi African Training and Management Services Project $1 000 000 To fund phase IV of the ATMS/AMSCO project to enhance management training and capacity building for African MSMEs through provision of experienced managers on a commercial basis to African companies
Tunisia Zaarat Desalinization Study $962 638 To perform a feasibility study and create a concession agreement for the operation of a sewater desalinization plant to serve the Gafsa/Gabes region (not the same as the Djerba Desalinization project)
Tanzania Access Microfinance Bank - Tanzania $660 000 To provide management and software training/implementation for an already established Access/LFS model MFI in Tanzania
Nigeria AB Nigeria Microfinance Bank $1 000 000 To establish a Greenfield MFI in Nigeria based on the Access/LFS business model
Multi African Trade Insurance $1 000 000   To assist the African Trade Agency to strengthen its corporate government, to implement an appropriate underwriting system, to strengthen the information communication system and to attract private equity.
Mauritania Mauritania Mining $989 000 To assist SNIM in strengthening its institutional capacity in the implementation of its environmental Management system and its Strategic Environmental and Social Management Plan.
Multi African Carbon Support Program $910 000 To create a carbon trading and CDM preparation team of experts within the Bank's private sector project origination for the benefit of the Bank's clients to take advantage of carbon trading
Multi Central African Development Bank $1 000 000 To make BDEAC a reliable partner in strengthening the regional financial market, promoting long-term financing of infrastructure projects, and advancing regional integration objectives
Egypt Rural Income & Economic Enhancement Project $1 000 000 To enhance value chain development for two select commodities (horticulture and dairy); increase  capacity of participating financial institutions (PFIs) to provide long-term credit for agribusiness investments in a sustainable manner; and develop policy briefs with a view to influencing the development of a coherent national private sector-led agribusiness development policy
Multi African Domestic Bond Fund $985 000 To create a bond fund that will invest in local currency denominated sovereign bonds, including sovereign guaranteed bonds of state owned enterprises in African countries. 
Côte d’Ivoire Microcred Ivory Coast $1 000 000 To assist a MicroCred (MFI operator) to create a greenfield MFI in Cote d'Ivoire
Multi Investment Fund for Health in Africa $723 000 To help portfolio companies improve their compliance to environmental safeguards and social outreach and to undertake studies on behalf of IFHA to monitor and evaluate its development impact and outreach.
Mozambique Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative $350 000 To enhance transparency in extractive industry in Mozambique through communications programs, training and monitoring studies
Multi Equity and Guarantee Fund for Agribusiness in Africa $800 000 To support the creation of a Pan-African fund of funds for investment and capacity building in agribusiness
Rwanda Rwandan Development Bank $730 800 To address weaknesses in BRD’s operations and systems as recommended in the recently concluded ADB PCR and the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR)
Rwanda Banque de Kigali $547 200 To address weaknesses in Banque De Kigali’s operations and systems to increase efficiency and the Banks capacity to manage increasing loan portfolio in terms of value, diversity and complexity
Multi Environmental Training for Regional FIs & MFIs $700 800 To assist the African Financial Sector (FI/MFIs) to better manage E&S risks thereby contributing to the sustainable development of the African region
Tanzania Entrepreneurs Financial Center $935 526 To support the capacity development and institutional strengthening of a green-field national microfinance institution in Tanzania. 
Uganda Entrepreneurs Financial Center $935 464 To support the capacity development and institutional strengthening of a green-field national microfinance institution in Uganda. 
Multi Inclusive Industries Program $1 000 000 To contribute to the establishment of an Inclusive Industries Programme (IIP) that will provide a framework for systematic, integrated, country and industry-differentiated approach to strengthening Micro and Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and optimise their participation in the value chains of selected Bank financed projects.
Multi ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development $950 400  To strengthen the strategic direction, human capacity and resources of the institution to enable EBID to deliver on its development mandate more effectively and efficiently, especially through its private sector window, thereby contributing to economic growth in the region.
Multi Credit Analysis and Research Africa  $250 000 To facilitate the establishment of SME credit rating agencies in five African countries under the sponsorship, majority ownership and management of Credit Analysis and Research Ltd, India (CARE). 
Multi East African Development Bank  $915 000 To strengthen EADB’s capacity to enable it deliver its development mandate more effectively and efficiently
Multi TA Support to SME focused FIs benefiting from the Africa SME Program $3 978 367 To provide Technical Assistance (TA) and capacity building to up to 20 smaller SME focused financial institutions (FIs), operating in Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in all of the 5 regions of Africa, in particular Low Income Countries and Fragile States
Senegal VoLo Africa Trust Information and Credit Bureau Pilot $284 472 To facilitate financial inclusion and improve the efficiency of SME financing in Senegal and Gambia through the piloting of an innovative technology-based solution for collecting, storing and disseminating credit (trust) information on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) to prospective creditors. 
Tunisia BFPME: Boosting Private Sector Development through Small and Medium Enterprise Creation and Expansion $950 000 To stimulate the creation and growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and hence the momentum for developing and creating employment opportunities for more inclusive growth and prosperities in all regions of Tunisia.
Rwanda Skills development in the energy sector  $800 000 To  increase the competitiveness and productivity of public and private companies operating in the energy sector through the provision of employable and skilled human capital
Multi Identification of Bank Interventions for PPP Port Projects $491 150 To contribute to increased investment for port development under PPP scheme and result in duly increased capacity and efficiency of ports which will be required for economic growth of Africa.
Multi Africlear $400 000 The purpose of the project is to reduce the costs of investing in African securities through lower costs of safekeeping, dividend, interest and redemption processing costs and reduced settlement errors. A seed capital investment will facilitate the
set-up of Africlear, which will provide an efficient, collective platform for technology purchases by African Central Securities Depositories.
Multi Support to African Seed Companies $1 000 000 To provide Business Development Services for at least 54 seed companies supported by the Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS). PASS is a program of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). This technical assistance will help the beneficiaries (seed companies) increase their production of quality seeds for rural farmers. The ultimate project goal is to increase food security and to contribute to the reduction of poverty in rural areas. 
Ghana Ghana SMEs Business Linkage Program $1 000 000 To help local SMEs in Ghana access new markets and access finance, ultimately supporting inclusive private sector growth in Ghana. The TA project will maximize the amount of inputs procured by large companies operating in Ghana from Ghanaian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through creation of durable and mutually beneficial partnerships between the large companies and the SMEs, thus enhancing the productive capacity, efficiency, competitiveness and sustainability of their relationship.
Seychelles Seychelles MSME Development Project $1 000 000 To enhance growth of Seychelles micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), in order to promote inclusive growth through addressing two main constraints to MSME development in Seychelles: (a) access to finance and (b) entrepreneurial skills. The project will complement legal and regulatory reforms aimed at improving the business enabling environment to ensure that domestic MSMEs can seize the opportunities created by those reforms.
Multi Microfinance Training Course for Policy and Development $250 000 To contribute to improving regulatory frameworks and management of the microfinance industry in the COMESA region through training of key policy-makers and stakeholders.
Mozambique Building Climate Resilience in the Limpopo Basin Project $941 274 To foster private investment in water infrastructures and promote SME development in the agricultural value chains in the lower Limpopo river basin. 
Côte d’Ivoire Support for Entrepreneurship Development $947 625 To promote private sector development; create a better climate for investments and inclusive growth; and ultimately reduce unemployment, and social and regional disparities.
Liberia Access Bank Liberia $460 000 To support private sector development in Liberia through sustaining and broadening access to finance for MSMEs and deepening Liberian financial systems, through new product development
Multi Intra African Investment $370 000 The project will finance: (i) a main study on the scale, trends, composition of IAI, and impediments to IAI, for targeted potential African countries, which would be subsequently printed and published by the Bank; (ii) a report on the priority sectors with strong potential for intra-African investments and trade with recommendations to initialize such investments, and (iii) reports on the recommendations to two selected regional economic communities in implementing their Regional Investment Policy Frameworks  (legal and regulatory changes) to better promote intra-regional and African investments and trade.
Ethiopia Capacity Building for Financial Inclusion in Ethiopia  $318 000 To advance financial inclusion and improve the efficiency of the participating five Ethiopian MFIs in Ethiopia with the launch of a shared mobile money platform (M-Birr Mobile Money Service), and the development of an agent network that will expand the reach of the MFIs and formal financial services in general in Ethiopia. 
Togo The Kara and Lome Market Reconstruction and Traders Support  $817 146 To contribute to revitalizing and modernizing the women market traders in Lome and Kara markets following the fires that destroyed the markets. Its specific objectives are to: (i) improve the traders’ management capabilities so as to directly impact on the profitability and resilience of their businesses; (ii) improve on the business support services received by the traders; and (iii) promote job creation, especially for the youth..
Zimbabwe Support to the beef and leather value chain $1 000 000 Support the growth of the beef and leather sub-sector value chains, with emphasis on value addition, resulting into creation of employment, increase in incomes, reduction in poverty and achieving inclusive growth
Morocco Management of Rural Water Supply Facilities by Private Contractors $399 000 Pilot project for developing an output based PPP for the operation and maintenance of water supply facilities by the private sector in rural areas
Multi Microfinance Training Course for Policy and Development $289 980 To support policy-oriented microfinance training aimed at senior managers from Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, MFIs, DFIs, NGOs and the private sector to ultimately improve MSME access to finance in the COMESA region. The specific objective is to contribute to improving the regulatory frameworks(s) and management of the microfinance industry (or sub-sector) in the region.
Multi Volo-CreditInfo $800 000 To deepen financial markets and access to finance by MSMEs in 10 West African countries through the provision of reliable, easy to access and cost competitive credit information.
Liberia Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Program $1 000 000 To develop skills for youth employability and entrepreneurship
Burkina Faso Integrated Support to the Shea Butter Sector for Women’s Economic Empowerment $993 350 To strengthen the shea butter value chain and build the capacity of women cooperatives.
Sierra Leone Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Program $1 000 000 To develop skills for youth employability and entrepreneurship
Multi Moringa Ag TA Facility $683 200 To support the introduction and promotion of new agro-forestry techniques, develop agro-forestry value chain and strengthen capabilities of smallholder farmers that are in supply chain of ATAF investee companies.
Malawi Nacala Value Chain $1 000 000 To improve the efficiency and competitiveness of businesses in the Nacala Corridor to exploit the newly available transport infrastructure and to accelerate economic and social development in Malawi.
Mozambique Nacala Value Chain $1 000 000 To improve the efficiency and competitiveness of businesses in the Nacala Corridor to exploit the newly available transport infrastructure and to accelerate economic and social development in Mozambique.
Gabon Support to the GRAINE Programme, Cooperatives and Financial Inclusion $1 000 000 To foster the inclusion of farmers in the local value chain and broaden the inclusiveness of the loan awarded by the Bank to OLAM International by strengthening the managerial capacity of cooperatives and farmers.
Lesotho Economic Diversification Support Project $915 000 To improve the institutional capacities and effectiveness of selected business associations in Lesotho.
Multi Support Project for the Development of the Regional Financial Market (PADMAFIR) $980 000 Support to the WAMU’s regional financial  market (PADMAFIR) to modernize the regulatory framework and align it with international standards, enable the launch of a unique SME capacity support program to prepare SMEs for capital market financing and build capacity of commercial participants.
Multi Leveraging Investments to Increase Access to Fertilizer Utilisation by Smallholder Farmers’ $1 000 000 To expand the supply and distribution of fertilizer (+ 200,000 MT) through development of sustainable, competitive fertilizer business models and increased access to finance in fertilizer production, blending and distribution.
Multi AFREXIMBANK - Regional Promotion of Factoring $500 000 To increase trade finance through capacity building of the emerging factoring firms, advisory support among established factoring firms and  development of a sustainable knowledge and learning platform to support factoring in Africa. Co-financed with AfreximBank.
Multi Fashionomics Africa Online Platform $923 570 To enable African entrepreneurs operating in the Textile, Apparel and Accessories (TA&A) industry to create and grow their businesses, with a focus on women and youth.
Multi Entrepreneurship Lab $988 202 To strengthen the business development ecosystem for youth and women entrepreneurs in Africa by increasing the capacity of local entrepreneurs to launch and build sustainable profit-making enterprises by: 1) mapping existing incubators and accelerators; 2) regional workshops and local ecosystem network building events in Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia; Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa; 3) collection and sharing of knowledge and best practices in the ecosystem; and 4) development of a virtual platform.
Botswana Support to Economic Diversification $1 000 000 To improve business linkages, strengthen associations, facilitate partnerships, strengthen the business development services (BDS) market and introduce standards to improve policies and the business environment of selected value chains.
Multi Scaling-up the clean cooking industry in Africa $995 360 To promote the growth of the clean cooking solutions industry (cookstoves, clean fuels and LPG, distributors) across its value chain, targetting the clean cooking sector regulators and industry players in Ghana, Kenya and Cameroon. 
Multi Facility for Agriculture Financing in Africa $1 000 000 To support the preparation and implementation of an innovative USD 300 Million Agri-finance facility that will be dedicated to support SMEs operating in Agriculture.


Total Projects:  75

Total Project Approvals:  $64 584 648