Industrialization

12-mar-2020

Tunisie : soutenir des entreprises locales pour renforcer l’attractivité des territoires

Après avoir déposé ses enfants chez la nounou, Sabra Gmati se rend à son lieu de travail. Elle est employée par le laboratoire pharmaceutique «MEDIS » depuis maintenant huit ans. Une entreprise qui a ouvert ses portes en 1995, à Nabeul. Située dans la région du Cap Bon, Nabeul est la capitale de l’artisanat Tunisien. Et pas seulement, elle est l’une des premières stations balnéaires du pays, connue pour la beauté de ses paysages, la richesse de son agriculture et son potentiel industriel. Ce potentiel, MEDIS l’a saisi en installant dans cette même ville, une unité de dernière...
04-mar-2020

Nigeria: Visiting Abia State Governor seeks partnership with African Development Bank to transform state into industrial hub

A thriving entrepreneurship industry and agricultural base in Nigeria’s Abia State are the foundation for the creation of a potentially viable industrial hub, its governor Okezie Ikpeazu told the African Development Bank Tuesday. Ikpeazu met with African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire to discuss investment for Abia to help boost job creation and enhance livelihoods. “Our vision is to leverage the capacity of our people to become the SME capital of Nigeria.  Our people are industrious and innovative. For instance, our...
02-jan-2020

Working Paper 325 - Unleashing the Potential of institutional investors in Africa

There is a growing appetite among the institutional investors to invest in infrastructure assets as they are looking to diversify their portfolios. Investment opportunities within African infrastructure sector can meet these expectations in terms of deal size and financial returns. However, multiple challenges still need to be addressed to multiply the investments in the region. The Multilateral Development Banks ( MDBs ) play an important role as catalysts for investments, as the investors often appreciate their expertise and ‘political clout’ in new investments that are perceived risky....
19-déc-2019

Maroc : la Banque africaine de développement mobilise 220 millions de dollars pour soutenir la compétitivité industrielle des régions

Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, ce mercredi, un financement de 220 millions de dollars américains destiné à mettre en œuvre un programme axé sur les résultats pour l’amélioration de la compétitivité territoriale au Maroc. Le programme vise à faire émerger les territoires en tant que nouveaux pôles industriels compétitifs pour attirer plus d’investisseurs privés et générer de nouveaux emplois. Cette...
09-oct-2019

PPM - Egypt - Green Growth: Industrial Waste Management and SME Entrepreneurship Hub in Egypt - ENCPC

PPM - Egypt - Green Growth: Industrial Waste Management and SME Entrepreneurship Hub in Egypt - ENCPC
26-sep-2019

UNGA 2019: Young Africans will “produce the magic” says AU chief as the UN sounds warning on Sustainable Development Goals

Leaders should devise an “incentive structure” to promote a startup culture among young Africans. “I think they will produce the magic,” Albert Muchanga, the African Union’s Commissioner for Trade and Industry, told a gathering on infrastructure at the United Nations on Wednesday. Muchanga said colleagues were working to “harmonise our policies, rules and regulations” to smooth cross-border trade while focusing on the next generation. “We’re not leaving the youth behind. We’re promoting startups among African youth. Because we know that if we localise knowledge and innovation, then we’...
21-mai-2019

African Development Bank commissions value chain study into jewelry manufacturing and jobs for women and youth in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Guinea

The African Development Bank has commissioned a study into the contribution of the jewelry manufacturing industry and its potential for job creation for women and youth in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Guinea. The initial US $1.4-million project, will entail a value chain analysis study examining the sector’s contributions to value addition and job creation. It will be financed under the Bank’s Transition Support Facility and implemented over 24 months, in coordination with the relevant ministries and agencies in all three countries. The proposed project aims to create...
25-avr-2019

Botswana: African Development extends US$80m line of credit to help industrialization and regional integration

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD 80 million line of credit to the Botswana Development Corporation Ltd (“BDC”) to help the country’s industrialization and regional integration. The line of credit will be provided via the African Development Bank’s private sector window and will be used to finance local companies in the Botswana's manufacturing, transport, logistics and services sectors. In total, the projects are expected to create between 2500 and 2800 jobs, including 1200 to 1300 for women, in particular in these sectors. Botswana’...
27-mar-2019

La Banque africaine de développement mobilise 268 millions d’euros pour soutenir la dynamique d’accélération industrielle au Maroc

Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé un financement de 268 millions d’euros pour mettre en œuvre la seconde phase du Programme d’appui à l’accélération de l’industrialisation au Maroc (PAAIM II). Ce programme a pour objectif de favoriser l’accélération industrielle du Royaume à travers le déploiement d’écosystèmes industriels, l’amélioration de la compétitivité des opérateurs du secteur et le financement d’activités économiques industrielles de premier ordre. Le PAAIM II est un soutien aux réformes par sa complémentarité avec les autres domaines...
18-mar-2019

Maroc - Programme d’appui à l’accélération de l’industrialisation au Maroc – Phase II (PAAIM II) - Rapport d’évaluation

Le PAAIM II d’un montant de 268 millions Euros, a pour objectif principal de poser les bases d’une économie forte et durable, diversifiée, inclusive et résiliente aux chocs externes, notamment climatique, par l’accélération et le renforcement du processus d’industrialisation. Les objectifs spécifiques sont : i) améliorer la compétitivité du tissu industriel ; et ii) appuyer le financement des activités économiques industrielles. Le PAAIM II s’inscrit aussi dans le cadre stratégique et plan d’action pour la gouvernance 2014-2018 (GAP II), sous le Pilier I « Gestion du secteur public et gestion...
21-Feb-2019

African Union: Fashionomics Africa supports launch of Pan-African Fashion initiative

The Fashionomics Africa initiative of the African Development Bank, together with the African Union, the AfroChampions initiative, and other institutional partners and private operators, launched the Pan-African Fashion initiative on 9 February during the recent AU meetings in Addis Ababa. Pan-African Fashion initiative is a platform for stakeholder engagement, dialogue, strategy and policies to advance the African fashion industry within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which aims to remove trade barriers between African nations and thus expand intra-Africa...
10-Feb-2019

“Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future.” – Akinwumi Adesina, at World Peace Summit of Global leaders

“We are working hard with governments to improve transparency, governance, accountability and project delivery across the continent. Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future,” Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank said at the World Peace Summit of Global Leaders. According to the World Economic Forum, an estimated $116 billion a year would be required to feed the world and end hunger. It would also take $8.5 billion a year to eliminate malaria. “That's only 0.28% of what's lost to corruption globally every year,” said Adesina. “It...
09-nov-2018

Africa Investment Forum delegates underscore pathways to Africa’s rapid industrialisation

The industrialise Africa session at the Africa Investment Forum ran late into the evening on Thursday, with delegates focussing on how to drive investment, expand trade and industry and create African industrial champions. Among the panellists were  Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD); Emma Wade-Smith, British Trade Commissioner for Africa, and Geoffrey Qhena, CEO of South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Wade-Smith says that the UK wants to become the leading investment and trading partner with Africa among the Group of...
24-sep-2018

Rapport sur les investissements intra-africains : La Banque africaine de développement lance une nouvelle étude

Les opportunités prévalent sur les obstacles en termes d’investissement en Afrique. C’est ce dont témoignent près d’une dizaine de multinationales africaines dans le tout premier rapport sur les investissements intra-africains que publie la Banque africaine de développement aujourd’hui. Réalités auxquelles sont confrontées les multinationales africaines quand elles investissent sur le continent, tendances émergentes en matière d'investissement intra-africains, de quelles manières les accroître..., sont autant de questions que ce nouveau rapport passe au crible. Premier constat, des...
22-mai-2018

South Korea’s rapid development is an inspiration to Africa, says African Development Bank President

The rapid economic development in Korea is an inspiration and a model to African economies, said African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina. He made the remarks while speaking at the welcome reception of the 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank(link is external), which opened Monday in Busan, Korea. “African countries should learn from Korea’s rapid economic growth most especially in the areas of industrialization and manufacturing. I thank the Korean Government for supporting Africa’s development,” said Adesina. He noted that Africa’s relationship with...
17-mai-2018

Nigeria: African Development Bank approves US$100 million for expansion of fertilizer production

The African Development Bank has approved US$100 million senior loan to Nigerian firm, Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited, to support the company’s plans to double its fertilizer production from 1.4 million tons of urea to 2.8 million tons per annum. The Bank’s intervention follows a previous loan extended to Indorama Fertilizer in 2013 for the commissioning of another urea fertilizer plant with a production capacity of 1.4 million tons per annum. The completion and exploitation of that plant in 2016 helped turn Nigeria from a net fertilizer importer to a self-sufficient...
14-mai-2018

Assemblées annuelles 2018 de la Banque africaine de développement à Busan : les débats porteront sur l’industrialisation de l’Afrique

Les derniers préparatifs sont en cours pour les Assemblées annuelles 2018 de la Banque africaine de développement, qui se dérouleront du 21 au 25 mai 2018 à Busan, en Corée, sur le thème « Accélérer l’industrialisation de l’Afrique ». Les 22 et 24 mai 2018, en marge des Assemblées annuelles,  se tiendra la Conférence 2018 sur la Coopération économique Corée-Afrique (KOAFEC), organisée en marge des AA, sur le thème « L’Afrique et la quatrième révolution industrielle : un tremplin pour sauter des étapes ? »...
09-mai-2018

“Africa Business Day” equips Southern African companies seeking to expand beyond regional markets

The African Development Bank, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) jointly organized the first “Africa Business Day” on enabling Southern African busineses to expand into Sub-Saharan Africa. Titled “Business Strategy for expansion into Sub-Saharan Africa – Challenges and opportunities for Southern African companies”, the day-long event focused on assisting medium- and large-scale Southern African companies to expand beyond their domestic markets. “The Bank considers this Forum an important milestone in our efforts to...
16-avr-2018

The African Development Bank supports Nigeria’s healthcare sector

Lagos State, Nigeria’s largest healthcare market, lacks an adequate supply of quality secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities with only about 700 to 1,000 quality beds for a population of over 21 million people. It is in response to this latent situation, that the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a Senior Loan in Naira (equivalent to USD 20 million) to Santa Clara Medical Limited, to finance the development of a hospital and referral clinics in Lagos, Nigeria. By supporting investment in healthcare infrastructure, the Bank will help the Nigerian...
19-mar-2018

Rwanda Innovation Fund project to receive US $30-million loan from African Development Bank

The Board of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of US $30 million to support the establishment of Rwanda Innovation Fund (RIF). The main objective of the project is to promote innovation economy in Rwanda and the East African Community (EAC) region. The resource will be used to establish an investment vehicle focused on funding Tech-Enabled Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and to develop the country’s entrepreneurial/innovation ecosystem capacity. The project is of strategic national importance to Rwanda as the country seeks to unlock its fast-growing...