Bulletins

10-mar-2013

Bulletin des transports - Edition N°1 - mars-avril 2013

Bienvenue dans ce premier numéro de la lettre d’information de la Banque africaine de développement dédiée au secteur des transports et des télécommunications en Afrique, « LinkAfrica ». Comme vous le savez, ce secteur est crucial pour le développement du continent : il ne peut y avoir de croissance inclusive, de désenclavement des régions intérieures, d’intégration régionale, d’amélioration des conditions de vie des populations – surtout des femmes –, sans une solide infrastructure. Cette lettre d’information vient donc combler une importante lacune : elle constitue...
11-Feb-2013

Climate Finance Bimonthly Newsletter - Issue N°18 - November-December 2012

While negotiators in Doha went some way toward recognizing countries' differentiated needs in Africa and elsewhere who face tremendous obstacles to climate-smart development, it remains up to us to stay vigilant to ensure they receive the funding, knowledge and capacity they need to move along the green development path. The AfDB participation in Istanbul and Doha reinforced this vigilant approach: showcasing MDB cooperation, defining measurement and results, engaging the private sector and other key partners, working toward coherence in applying climate finance mechanisms, remaining...
09-nov-2012

Climate Finance Bimonthly Newsletter - Issue N°17 - September-October 2012

Bringing more, cheaper, greener energy to Africa For Africa to advance economically, it must quickly find ways to offer increased access to affordable, sustainable energy. A growing number of African nations are creating cheaper, greener energy access, with AfDB support. In the run-up to November’s UNFCCC and Climate Investment Funds (CIF) meetings, we should keep our eyes on Kenya’s Menengai geothermal and Morocco’s Ouarzazate concentrated solar power projects (see multimedia below) for replicable knowledge, including for private sector engagement.
18-sep-2012

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Second Quarter 2012

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists attached to the African Development Bank Group’s (ADB) East Africa Department. The publication covers all five member states of the East African Community (EAC) as well as the islands of The Seychelles. It is part of the ADB’s surveillance of economic and policy developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the region for which quarterly data are available on a timely basis. Where appropriate, the report also attempts to draw some implications of those...
13-sep-2012

Climate Finance Bimonthly Newsletter - Issue N°16 - July-August 2012

The African Development Bank (AfDB) believes green growth in Africa lays in building sustainable infrastructure, managing more effectively natural resources, and building resilience in livelihoods to withstand climatic shocks. We are backing that claim with substantial investments, like in Morocco, where the AfDB aims to spur investment in Morocco’s growing wind and solar markets leading to over 1 GW of renewable energy.
09-juil-2012

Climate Finance Bimonthly Newsletter - Issue N°15 - May-June 2012

The upcoming UN Conference for Sustainable Development provides a unique opportunity to launch a renewed strategy for sustainable development to meet the challenges of the post-2015 era. The African Development Bank believes that such a transformation is necessary and can be made in an equitable, efficient, and affordable way. We pledge our support and stand firm with Africa and its vision for inclusive green growth
30-juin-2012

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - First Quarter 2012

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists attached to the African Development Bank Group’s (ADB) East Africa Department. The publication covers all five member states of the East African Community (EAC) as well as the islands of The Seychelles. It is part of the ADB’s surveillance of economic and policy developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the region for which quarterly data are available on a timely basis. Where appropriate, the report also attempts to draw some implications of those...
10-mai-2012

Climate Finance Bimonthly Newsletter - Issue N°14 - March-April 2012

As more African countries are understanding the potential benefits that green growth paths can bring and are adopting measures to speed the transition of their economies towards a climate resilient and sustainable future, so too is the African Development Bank. Our Long Term Strategy is coming into focus and will guide us in supporting Africa’s transformation into a stable, competitive, integrated and greener continent.
13-mar-2012

Climate Finance Bimonthly Newsletter - Issue N°13 - January-February 2012

Knowledge generation and capacity building are core mandates of the African Development Bank and also pillars of our Climate Change Action Plan 2011-2015. In supporting climate change initiatives across the continent, we are learning what works (and what doesn’t), and we are sharing these practical lessons to keep on improving our teams, strengthening our partnerships and informing global climate decision-makers.
17-jan-2012

Climate Finance Monthly Newsletter - Issue N°12 - December 2011

As the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP17) ends and 2011 draws to a close, we reflect upon the African Development Bank’s push to bring more and better climate financing to Africa. Read highlights from COP17, as well as major headlines from 2011. The new year holds much promise—see our outlook for 2012. Congratulations to the Climate Finance editorial team and all our contributors for a great first year of publication. Happy holidays!
13-jan-2012

Improving Statistics for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development - An Action Plan for Africa (2011-2015) - Bulletin N°. 3

This Bulletin presents progress made in the execution of the “Action Plan to Improve Statistics for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, and Rural Development in Africa” since the second issue was published in May 2011. It reports on the various activities undertaken since that time and presents the next steps in the implementation of the Action Plan.
29-déc-2011

Africa Emerging Issue Series - Africa’s Performance and Mid-term Prospects - Volume 1 Issue 1 - November 2011

Over the last one year, a series of events – ranging from the Arab Spring to the European debt crisis and growing food insecurity, particularly in the Horn of Africa – have focused attention on the fragility of the global economic system. An awareness of risk, and risk management, is increasingly viewed as a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive growth. Indeed, inaction on these and other long-term risks such as climate change could not only derail the long-term sustainability of global economies but also weaken their capacity to meet future challenges. This maiden edition of the...
13-déc-2011

Climate Finance Monthly Newsletter - Issue N°2 - January 2011

Part of the African Development Bank’s commitment to supporƟng Africa’s move   toward climate resilience and low carbon development is expanding access to   internaƟonal climate change financing. To that end, the AfDB is implemenƟng the   Climate Investment Funds (CIF), a pair of financing instruments worth USD 6.4 billion    designed to channel scaled up financing to developing countries through mulƟlateral   development banks (MDB), including the AfDB.  
13-déc-2011

Climate Finance Monthly Newsletter - Issue N°3 - February 2011

Developing renewable energy in Africa is more than an environmental imperaƟve; it can be an economic driver by puƫng the conƟnent’s abundant natural resources to work for African populaƟons and beyond. Renewable energy—such as hydro, solar, wind, geo‐ thermal and bioenergy—has the power to expand access to energy, create new jobs, engage the private sector, and develop trade relaƟonships on large and small scales. 
13-déc-2011

Climate Finance Monthly Newsletter - Issue N°4 - March 2011

The African Development Bank is helping Africa fight the adverse effects of climate change by supporting efforts to increase resilience to immediate and future impacts. But with a multi-billion dollar price tag, adaptation action in Africa cannot be fully realized with current financing. Even so, the Bank is moving swiftly to increase access to ready funds, including the USD180 million that the Climate Investment Funds’ Pilot Program on Climate Resilience (PPCR) is channeling through the Bank. By blending co-financing from its own resources with PPCR, the Bank is helping Niger, Mozambique and...
13-déc-2011

Climate Finance Monthly Newsletter - Issue N°5 - April 2011

Deforestation and forest degradation are the second leading cause of global warming after the energy sector. To help Africa sustainably manage and conserve its forests—and financially benefit from their stored carbon—the African Development Bank (AfDB) is implementing two dedicated funds: the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF), hosted by the AfDB, and the Forest Investment Program (FIP). Both of these relatively new funds work in concert with the UN’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation program (REDD+), which gives incentives to developing countries to reduce emissions...
13-déc-2011

Climate Finance Monthly Newsletter - Issue N°6 - May 2011

Earlier this month, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the international market mechanism that stimulates investment into emissions reduction projects in the developing world, registered its 3,000th project. Due to late market entry, project size, and weak knowledge base, Africa has only a 7% share of the global market. The African Development Bank (AfDB) is designing financing instruments, such as the Africa Carbon Facility (ACF), to help build Africa’s carbon markets and attract more green investments to the continent.
13-déc-2011

Climate Finance Bimonthly Newsletter - Issue N°7 - June-July 2011

During the month of June, the African Development Bank (AfDB) hosted two major development forums with an eye to expanding support for green and resilient development in Africa: first, the 2011 AfDB Annual Meetings, which wrapped up in Portugal, Lisbon, followed by the 2011 Climate Investment Fund (CIF) Partnership Forum on 24-25 June in Cape Town, South Africa. Both were opportunities to advance the debate on climate change and financing in Africa, and champion the African nations that are taking concrete action to stimulate new growth paths. These include South Africa, whose USD1.3 billion...
13-déc-2011

Climate Finance Monthly Newsletter - Issue N°8 - August 2011

The summer months are often slow ones for most organizations. But this summer, the African Development Bank (AfDB) moved briskly forward on creative ways to expand green financing for Africa. In July, the AfDB cohosted the Africa Carbon Forum, a chance for businesses and investors to learn how to tap into the world carbon markets, even under current uncertainties, and make projects happen in the African continent. Then the Bank’s Board of Directors approved the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, a new tool offering funding to help entrepreneurs bridge the gap between start-up and commercial...
13-déc-2011

Climate Finance Monthly Newsletter - Issue N°9 - September 2011

Geothermal power in Kenya is plentiful, clean, unaffected by climate, and just waiting to be tapped. Development has been slow due to the high costs of project preparation activities like infrastructure development, surface exploration and appraisal drilling. But change is on the horizon as Kenya begins to activate its recently approved investment plan under the Scaling Up of Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP). The promise of concessional financing to absorb start-up costs and risks is a signal to private investors that Kenya’s emerging renewables market deserve a closer...