Secteur privé

04-nov-2019

Policy Brief - Strengthening Private Sector Engagement in the Oil and Gas Value Chain in Uganda

The discovery of oil and gas in Uganda has created unprecedented opportunities that can stimulate sustainable development. One of the tools to achieving value creation through the newfound resource is through enhanced private sector engagement, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) given their presence across sectors. Nevertheless, the lack of understanding of the oil and gas value chain and applicable standards may hinder the effective participation of SMEs, thus affecting their ability to boost local skills development, job creation and inclusive economic development. In...
04-nov-2019

Issue Paper - Strengthening Private Sector Engagement in the Oil and Gas Value Chain in Uganda and Kenya

This paper is a product of the Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC) and the Extractives Baraza (EB) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) through the Africa Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and the African Natural Resource Centre (ANRC), under a grant from the Ford Foundation to support Uganda and Kenya’s Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) working in value chain of the oil and gas sector.
04-nov-2019

EOI - Angola - Project Procurement Specialist - ICBPSDP

18-oct-2019

African Development Bank inks €12.5 million deal with Adiwale Fund for SMEs

The African Development Bank on Thursday signed off on its €12.5 million equity investment in Adiwale Fund 1, a first-generation private equity fund targeting high growth potential Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in francophone West Africa. The Bank Group’s board of directors approved the investment in March as part of its commitment to grow  SMEs and improve livelihoods in countries underserved by the global equity market. With a target fund size of €75 million, the Fund will take minority stakes in vibrant SMEs in countries where economic prospects and the Fund’s...
26-sep-2019

Guinée : la Banque africaine de développement accorde un crédit de 8 millions de dollars à Vista Bank pour aider les PME agricoles

Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a donné son feu vert, mardi 24 septembre, à l’octroi d’une ligne de crédit de 8 millions de dollars américains au groupe bancaire Vista Bank en Guinée (Conakry). Ce soutien financier doit permettre d’accompagner une dizaine de petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) institutions de microfinance actives dans la chaine de valeur agricole en Guinée. Il vise en priorité les femmes, qui seront bénéficiaires à 60 % des ressources de cette ligne. Une attention particulière sera donc portée aux PME des zones rurales, opérant...
25-sep-2019

Sénégal : la Banque africaine de développement approuve plus de 22 millions d’euros à la BNDE pour soutenir les PME et la création d’emplois en zone rurale

Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mardi 24 septembre à Abidjan, une ligne de crédit de 22,5 millions d’euros, dont 15 millions de ressources de la Banque et 7,5 millions de ressources de Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF: Fonds de cofinancement Banque africaine de développement et Banque Populaire de Chine), pour soutenir la Banque nationale pour le développement économique (BNDE) du Sénégal. Au Sénégal, les PME représentent environ 80% du tissu des entreprises, et contribuent à hauteur de 30% à la formation du PIB et emploient près de 60% de...
19-sep-2019

Multinational - Africa Forestry Fund II – Project Summary Note

The Africa Forestry Fund II (“ASFF II” or “Fund II”) is a US$150M second generation private equity fund focused on investing in sustainable forestry value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa (“SSA”). ASFF II is managed by Criterion Africa Partners (“CAP”), which is also responsible for ASFF I launched in 2010. The proposed AfDB equity investment is up to US$20M. Fund II has a term of 10 years with four one-year extensions. ASFF II will invest in (i) rehabilitation of brownfield plantations in Africa to enhance productivity (including a selective use of forestry assets to grow high value agricultural...
06-sep-2019

Libérer le potentiel de la jeunesse tunisienne au service de l’innovation

Quelques coups de peigne dans les cheveux après le maquillage. Et voilà Maroua Khemiri préparée pour une journée qui s’annonce pleine. Jeune ingénieure, elle a décroché un contrat chez Eleone-Tech en Tunisie. Après avoir gravi les échelons, elle occupe désormais le poste de responsable du système d’exécution. « Lorsqu’une société est stable, elle vous donne un environnement favorable pour travailler. C’est rassurant parce qu’on trouve les moyens et l’opportunité de s’épanouir, de grandir petit à petit. Cela donne envie d’avancer et de mettre la barre un peu plus haut », résume...
06-sep-2019

EOI - Angola - Capacity building of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) trainers on the Theory of constraint, Lean and six Sigma (tls) body of knwoledge

The Government of Angola (GoA) has received a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the implementation of the Institutional Capacity Building for Private Sector Development Project (ICBPSD) and intends to apply part of this loan to payments under the contract for consultancy to carry out CAPACITY BUILDING OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (MSME) TRAINERS ON PROFITABILITY IMPROVEMENT SOLUTIONS BASED IN THE THEORY OF CONSTRAINT, LEAN AND SIX SIGMA (TLS) BODY OF KNWOLEDGE.
30-aoû-2019

Japan and African Development Bank announce $3.5 billion in support of Africa’s private sector development

Electricity, transport, and health identified as key priorities Yokohama, Japan, 30 August 2019 - Japan and the African Development Bank on Friday announced a joint target of $3.5 billion under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa initiative (EPSA4), during the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7). Both Japan and the Bank have set a target of $1.75 billion each, from 2020-2022, to enhance the fourth phase of EPSA to spur private-sector-led sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa. “Building on the successful achievements so far, Japan and...
30-aoû-2019

TICAD 7: African leaders make a clarion call for increased private sector engagement

Yokohama, Japan, 30 August 2019 - The African Development Bank delegation’s packed sessions kicked off on Thursday with President Adesina addressing Plenary Session 3 on Public-Private Business Dialogue: Enhance Trade and Investment between Japan and Africa. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially opened the session, chaired by Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and co-chaired by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Presidents of Nigeria, Muhamadu Buhari; Namibia, Hage G. Geingob; Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou; and the continent’s top captains of industries were in attendance...
23-aoû-2019

African Development Bank, Portugal and Guinea-Bissau sign compact to accelerate diversification, private sector development

The African Development Bank and the governments of Portugal and Guinea-Bissau have signed a country specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims to accelerate private sector development in Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa. The signing took place in Bissau on 27 July, between Geraldo Martins (Minister of Economy and Finance of Guinea-Bissauand AfDB Governor), Teresa Ribeiro (Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Portugal) and Serge N’Guessan (AfDB Deputy Director General for the region). Portugal’s Foreign...
13-aoû-2019

Rwanda - Supporting structural transformation in Rwanda by improving access to finance to local SMEs in transformative sectors - Project Summary Note

Cogebanque is a leading, private commercial bank in Rwanda with over 19 years of operations. Its current shareholding is held by Rwandan institutions (44%), businesspersons (53%) and the balance (3%) is held by individuals. Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) is the largest shareholder with a 43% shareholding . Licensed and regulated by the National Bank of Rwanda, Cogebanque has 26 branches scattered across the country supported by numerous agents and ATMs. It provides a comprehensive range of products and services to corporate, SMEs and retail customers
13-aoû-2019

Mozambique - Banco comercial e de investimentos S.A. - Project Summary Note

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a line of credit of USD 30 million to Banco Comercial e de Investimentos S.A. (“BCI”) to promote industrialization and support for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (“SMEs”) including women-owned and youth enterprises in Mozambique. As part of the package, the Affirmative Finance for Women in Africa (“AFAWA”) Initiative intends to provide technical assistance to support capacity building, business development and lending by BCI to women-empowered enterprises.
13-aoû-2019

Multinational - Investisseurs et partenaires afrique entrepreneurs II (IPAE II) - Project Summary Note

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved an equity investment of € 7 million into Investisseurs & Partenaires Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (“IPAE.2”). IPAE.2 is a 10- year impact fund, targeting € 90 million total capitalization to invest into 30 to 40 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Sub-Saharan Africa. The main target sectors include healthcare, agribusiness, financial services, education, consumer and retail
25-juil-2019

Tanzania - Africa fertilizer financing mechanism (Affm) - Project Summary

The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) was created in 2006 during the Abuja African Green Revolution summit. However it became operational in 2015, after achieving the initial capital of USD 10 Million. Following the realignment of the AFFM’s Strategy by the Governing Council in June 2018, it was decided that the AFFM focuses on the provision of credit guarantee as a tool for derisking the financing of fertilizer value chain across the continent in order to reach the Abuja Declaration target of 50kg of fertilizer use per hectare. In regard to this new focus area, a feasibility study...
25-juil-2019

Nigeria - Africa fertilizer financing mechanism (Affm) - Project Summary

The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) was created in 2006 during the Abuja African Green Revolution summit. However it became operational in 2015, after achieving the initial capital of USD 10 Million. Following the realignment of the AFFM’s Strategy by the Governing Council in June 2018, it was decided that the AFFM focuses on the provision of credit guarantee as a tool for de-risking the financing of fertilizer value chain across the continent in order to reach the Abuja Declaration target of 50kg of fertilizer use per hectare. In regard to this new focus area, a feasibility...
22-juil-2019

Sénégal : la Banque africaine de développement prête 13 millions d’euros pour renforcer l’attractivité des investissements dans le Plan Sénégal émergent

Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), le 22 juillet 2019 – Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mercredi 17 juillet, un prêt du Fonds africain de développement (FAD) de 13,2 millions d’euros au gouvernement du Sénégal afin de soutenir la mise en œuvre de son Projet d’appui à la mobilisation des ressources et l’attractivité des investissements (PAIMRAI). Le PAIMRAI vise à renforcer la mobilisation des ressources internes ainsi que l'attractivité des investissements dans les secteurs stratégiques du Plan Sénégal Émergent (PSE). Sont ainsi attendues des...
19-juil-2019

Madagascar : la Banque africaine de développement montre la voie pour développer le secteur privé

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, le 18 juillet 2019 - Dans le but de soutenir les pays en transition et donner une impulsion à leur croissance, les institutions financières de développement (IFD) lancent une plateforme destinée à accroitre les investissements du secteur privé. En effet, au cours des cinquante dernières années, les pays en transition, dont Madagascar fait partie, ont pris du retard sur le reste du monde. Les conséquences, entre autres, en ont été une croissance plus lente ainsi que des taux plus faibles, de réduction de la pauvreté et de progrès économique et social. Et cette...
15-juil-2019

Angola, African Development Bank and Portugal Sign Lusophone country-specific compact to fast-track private sector investment

© Rodrigo Subtil / Camões, I.P.  L to R: H.E. Teresa Ribeiro, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alternate Governor for Portugal, Hon. Pedro Luís da Fonseca, Minister of Economy and Planning, Alternate Governor for Angola and Mateus Magala, Corporate Services and Human Resources Vice President and Chair of the Lusophone Compact Steering Committee.   Luanda, Angola, 15 July 2019 –Angola is the latest African Portuguese speaking country to sign a country specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims...