« Le géant endormi » s’est réveillé, et l’Afrique, riche d’une population jeune et dynamique, maintient sa trajectoire ascendante. Dans ce blog j’essaie de partager quelques réflexions faites le long du voyage : les miennes, celles de la Banque et celles du continent. Lire plus

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U.S.Treasury Awards - Debating Africa and the Global Economy on US Public Radio

On Thursday, July 25, I was in Washington for an award ceremony at the US Treasury, in which two African Development Bank projects received recognition. Straight afterwards, I appeared on the Kojo Nnamdi show on Washington public radio alongside Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of State for International Affairs at the Treasury. We were discussing Africa, and its new investment opportunities. The message from both of us was of a resurgent Africa, a place for business and for opportunity, drawing strength from internal positive dynamics and still resilient to the slowdown in the global economy. We both emphasized how the work of the African Development Bank was contributing – in funding, in sharing knowledge, and in mobilizing investment.