African Development Bank Archive

African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers

From:              25/09/2018 To:                   27/09/2018. Location:          Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana The African Development Bank and Purdue University are organizing the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations from September 25-27, 2018, to address how to shift agricultural innovations from research institutions into the developing world, particularly Africa. The Scale Up Conference will bring together hundreds

African Development Bank releases new tool to assess  resilience and fragility in countries

  An innovative and inclusive approach A powerful  tool for dialogue between the Bank and its regional member countries Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 13 September 2018 –The African Development Bank has created and refined a new tool to diagnose fragility in countries, taking into account their capacities and  pressures they may be under. Called the Country

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to attend China-Africa Cooperation Summit in Beijing

From:             3/09/2018 To:                  4/09/2018 Location:       Beijing, China The President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, will lead a delegation to the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC 2018), which will take place in the Chinese capital Beijing from 3 to 4 September 2018. The theme of this year’s summit, which will

African Development Bank Mourns Passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi A. Annan

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 18 August 2018  – The African Development Bank has learned with deep sadness the news of the death of Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Noble Peace Prize Laureate, at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland. “With Mr. Kofi Annan’s passing, Africa and the entire world

African Development Bank and Canada share commitment to women’s empowerment on the continent

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 17 August 2018 On her first visit to the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau and the President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina, shared a common vision and commitment to the advancement of women and girls on the continent. Both officials met at

African Development Bank Signs US$41 million grant agreement for Sudan’s Agriculture Value Chain Development Project

Khartoum, Sudan, 27 July 2018 – The African Development Bank on Thursday signed a US$41-million grant agreement with Republic of Sudan to finance a public sector Agriculture Value Chain Development Project in the country. The project was identified under Sudan’s National Agriculture Investment Plan (SNAIP), which seeks to increase agricultural production through the modernization of

African Development Bank and Portuguese-speaking countries sign declaration to spur economic development in Lusophone Africa

“Compact” seeks to attract increased private investment opportunities Santa Maria, Island of Sal, Cabo Verde, July 18, 2018 – The African Development Bank and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) have signed a Declaration to support the “Development Finance Compact for the Lusophone Countries of Africa”. Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development

African Development Bank Convenes Africa Energy Market Place

Forum discusses accelerated reforms, greater private sector involvement, and creation of new pipeline of investment-ready projects Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 5 July 2018: Public, private and civil society stakeholders, including government agencies, development partners and investors in the energy sector began a two-day workshop today to discuss the technical, commercial, regulatory and financial issues in Africa’s

African Development Bank improves ranking in 2018 Global Aid Transparency Index

Bank among top 4 organizations that share transparent and open data on project impact, results, evaluation Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 4 July 2018 — The 2018 Aid Transparency Index Report, released by Publish What you Fund has ranked the African Development Bank 4th among 45 development organizations, lifting the Bank by six positions since 2016. The

African Development Bank launches first Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa

Stronger regulatory independence required to accelerate investment in energy and power assets in Africa, says new report     Le Morne, Mauritius, 20 June, 2018 – Though the majority of African countries have developed relatively robust institutional frameworks for the regulation of their electricity sectors, much work remains in strengthening regulatory independence, says the Electricity Regulatory