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Development Effectiveness Reviews 2018

Annual Development Effectiveness Review (ADER) 2018

Each year, the Annual Development Effectiveness Review (ADER) reviews development trends in Africa and considers how the African Development Bank (AfDB, or the Bank) has contributed to these changes. In the ADER we show Africa’s progress against key indicators and milestones and set out some of the main opportunities, challenges and risks that lie ahead. We take stock of how well we have delivered against our development targets, and identify where we can do better.

The theme of this year’s ADER is industrialisation. Because Africa needs to create a wide range of dynamic industries to deliver its goals, we explore progress towards industrialisation and examine how our operations are contributing to this progress. In doing so, the ADER also reviews progress on the other four High 5s and our cross-cutting priorities of governance, fragility, gender and climate change, including their critical contribution to our Industrialise Africa objectives.

The ADER assesses progress against our Results Measurement Framework (RMF) for 2016–2025, which links Bank actions to the High 5 objectives and to sustainable development across Africa. It also assesses the implementation of the Bank’s comprehensive organisational reforms to better support our regional member countries, maximise our development outcomes and deliver greater value for money.