The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) engagement with civil society began in the early 1990s, when the Bank held its first consultative meeting with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Following the meeting, the Bank developed a policy paper and a Procedures, Mechanisms and Guidelines manual to orient its cooperation with NGOs.
As AfDB has evolved to focus increasingly on promoting poverty reduction through a participatory approach, with an emphasis on accountability, transparency, good governance, outreach and communication, CSOs should be an integral partner in the AfDB’s work on policies, programs and country operations.
- 19/06/2017 - The African Development Bank announces the appointment of Vanessa Moungar as Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society
- 25/05/2017 - Développement agricole de l’Afrique : faire plus de place à la société civile
- 27/02/2017 - AfDB builds capacity on Value for Money in Social Service Delivery in the West African region
- 09/01/2017 - AfDB hosts first edition of the Africa Resilience Forum