Infrastructure and Urban Development


Creating Livable Cities: Regional Perspectives

Cities are engines of economic growth and prosperity, offering prospects for productive investments, well‑paying jobs, and access to key institutions and services. Rapid urbanization since the 1950s has provided most cities in the world with opportunities for growth and innovation through urban agglomerations and economies of scale. However, many cities also face various challenges that constrain their capacities to deliver services to residents and limit the realization of a more sustainable urban future for all. The four regional development banks (RDBs)— African Development Bank (AfDB),...

Infrastructure and Urban Development Department - Annual Report 2018

The Bank has stepped up the financing of Infrastructure and Urban Development projects, committing USD 1.9 billion for 19 projects in 2018. Among this year’s portfolio, important multinational road corridor projects which Integrate Africa by connecting cities across borders and by linking landlocked regions to seaports.

Proposal for the establishment of a Multi-Donor Trust Fund : The Urban and Municipal Development Fund (UMDF)

In 1992, the Board of the African Development Bank Group approved an Urban Development Policy to provide guidance for Bank Group operations in the urban sector, build a foundation for dialogue with counterparts and promote cooperation with other development partners. In October 2011, the Board approved an Urban Development Strategy, which aims to enhance the scale and efficiency of Bank operations in urban sectors of Regional Member Countries (RMCs). The strategy is anchored on three main pillars: (1) infrastructure delivery, (2) governance, and (3) private sector development. Activities...

Infrastructure and Urban Development Department - Annual Report 2017

The Bank is pursuing its policy of financing a diverse portfolio of major infrastructure projects. The 2017 investments in roads, railways, aviation, ICT and urban development will confer African countries a firm foundation on which to grow their economies, increase socio-economic development and deliver better services in areas such as health, education and trade.

L'état des villes africaines 2018

Afin de pouvoir examiner dans le détail les conditions, tendances et effets des investissements étrangers directs sur le développement urbain du continent africain, ce rapport sur l’État des villes africaines 2018 s’est appuyé sur de nombreux organismes internationaux, établissements universitaires et experts.

The Future of Work - regional Perspectives

The “Future of Work” is currently one of the most popular terms searched on Google. Many technological breakthroughs are rapidly shifting the frontier between activities performed by humans and the ones performed by machines, transforming the world of work. Many studies and initiatives are examining what these changes mean for our work, our incomes, our children’s futures, our companies, and our governments. Most of them do so from the perspective of advanced economies. Much less work has been done from the perspective of developing and emerging economies. Yet differences in the spread of...

Département Infrastructure, villes et développement durable - Rapport annuel 2016

En 2016 la Banque a continué d'apporter son appui au développement des infrastructures de transport et de TIC en Afrique. Parce qu’elles contribuent à l'industrialisation en facilitant les échanges tout au long de la chaine de valeur, qu’elles participent à l'intégration des marchés africains, qu'elles jouent un rôle de catalyseur pour libérer l'immense potentiel agricole de l'Afrique, les infrastructures de transport et de TIC sont des éléments clefs pour la réalisation des cinq objectifs prioritaires de la Banque. Les transports contribuent aussi à améliorer la qualité de vie des personnes...