Selected Projects

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Desert to Power – A Spotlight on Yeleen Rural Electrification Project in Burkina Faso

30-jan-2019 - Context The Desert to Power (DtP) Programme initiated in 2017 by the African Development Bank has a big and bold ambition: to light up and power the Sahel by building electricity generation capacity of 10 GW through photovoltaic (PV) solar systems via public, private, grid and off-grid projects by 2025, and consequently transform the industry, agriculture and economic fabric of the entire region.... The Yeleen Rural Electrification Project, involving the production of off-grid energy in Burkina Faso, is...

How the African Development Bank and Korea are transforming African villages and boosting rural economies

17-juil-2018 - Context Sylvie Zounon, a single mother of four children, received a $500 loan under the Saemaul Undong Model Village project and invested it in her tomato farm in Zatta Village in Côte d’Ivoire. She paid back the loan in four months, expanded her business and is now able to send her children to school, with one of them studying at the university. Sylvie now cultivates 2.5 hectares of land and employs five permanent staff and six support staff. Her business has grown to the point where she is able to...

Clean Water, Sanitation Services Bring Peace, Social Harmony to Rural Somalia

21-juin-2018 - .more_iteration {display: none;}; Context “Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink,” says English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Both the government and people of Somalia, perhaps more than any other people around the world, would agree with this poem.  Indeed, water is life. In Somalia, an arid nation in the Horn of Africa, lack of potable water and sanitation has historically been a challenge for urban and rural folks. Most of them have also had...

Dakar-Diamniadio : l’autoroute de l’espoir

02-mai-2018 - Contexte Dakar, la capitale sénégalaise, comme toutes les villes-capitales africaines, connaît les défis posés par l’urbanisation accélérée : transports, logements, mobilité, sécurité des biens et des personnes. Dans la ville-capitale sénégalaise, les problématiques urbaines décuplent du fait de la concentration urbaine et de la géographique physique du terrain. En effet, alors qu’elle n’offre aucune possibilité d’extension sur sa partie sud-ouest parce qu’elle est une presqu’île, Dakar concentre 23%...

Bank interventions improve drought resilience and livelihoods for pastoral and agro-pastoral population in Sudan

26-avr-2018 - Context Interventions by the African Development Bank have improved Natural Resource Management Practices for Sustainable Management. Objectives Objective What does the  Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme (DRSLP) seek to achieve? The project objective is to enhance drought resilience and improve livelihoods of the pastoral and agro-pastoral population. The project’s sector goal is to contribute to poverty reduction, food security, and accelerated sustainable...

Burkina Faso : le projet d’appui au développement de l’anacarde, un bel exemple de lutte contre la pauvreté et pour la protection de l’environnement

18-avr-2018 - .more_iteration {display: none;}; Context Le Burkina est un pays sahélien fortement dépendant des activités agricoles et pastorales. L’agriculture, l’élevage et les forêts représentent respectivement 25 %, 12 % et 3 % du produit intérieur brut. Selon une étude prospective du secteur forestier en Afrique menée par l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) en 2001, le secteur agricole « occupe 86 % de la population active du pays et contribue pour près de 40 % à la...

Sierra Leone celebrates improved access to water and sanitation - The Three Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project

11-avr-2018 - Context The project targets three major provincial cities: Bo, Kenema and Makeni. The water supply and sanitation schemes in these cities were built in the 1960s. The country’s civil war (1991-2002), coupled with population growth, led to severely dilapidated infrastructure. The three cities r host over 10% of the country’s population but access to safe drinking water averaged around 5% and there was a high incidence of water borne diseases.  Objectives Objective Addressing the poor...

Helping rural households adapt to climate change in Malawi

19-mar-2018 - .more_iteration {display: none;}; Context Malawi’s vulnerability to the devastating impacts of climate change is caused by the country’s significant exposure to climate variability. Agriculture and rural livelihoods are highly sensitive to climatic change. They have very (...) low adaptive capacity at the community and national levels. As a result, a wide range of climate-induced devastations have occurred in Malawi during the past 30 years, including flooding, late rains, and dry spells....

Siat-Gabon, une passerelle vers la diversification de l'économie gabonaise

23-Feb-2018 - #more {display: none;} Contexte Projet emblématique du partenariat entre le Gabon et la Banque africaine de développement, l’appui que fournit celle-ci à la filiale gabonaise de la Société d’investissement pour l’agriculture tropicale (Siat-Gabon) conforte le secteur privé gabonais, renforce la volonté d’industrialisation du pays, contribue à la recherche de la sécurité alimentaire et améliore les conditions de vie des populations en créant des emplois et en leur fournissant un accès à l’électricité et...

Tanzanie : Une facilité de prêt pour les entrepreneurs grâce à la Banque africaine de développement

13-Feb-2018 - Contexte Depuis quelques années, la Tanzanie enregistre une croissance significative. La SELF (acronyme pour Small Entrepreneurs Loan ), une Facilité de prêt aux petits entrepreneurs financée par la Banque africaine de développement, a donné un coup de fouet aux affaires des petits entrepreneurs en milieu rural, contribuant à réduire la pauvreté dans le pays, à créer des emplois et à améliorer la qualité de vie. Cette facilité de prêt s’est traduite par l’octroi de prêts à de petits...

EASSy: The Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System

20-oct-2017 - .more_iteration {display: none;} Context Although Africa represents 14% of the world's population, it currently has less than 3% of the world's telephone lines. Africa remains the world's least developed continent in telecommunications. International telecommunications connectivity across Eastern and Southern Africa was almost exclusively delivered via satellites. At present, about 90% of intra-African voice and data traffic is routed through Europe and North America at a cost of about US$...

Derba Midroc Cement Project

20-oct-2017 - .more_iteration {display: none;} ​ Context The booming construction activities in Ethiopia has led to the growth of the cement industry in the country. In 2011 Ethiopia imported around 1metric tons of cement. The government eliminated stopped this on 27 March 2012 when it banned imports in order to protect upcoming domestic cement production. The market is characterized by logistics and custom procedures that are costly, inadequate and inefficient according to a presentation on the sector made at...