Report: Africa Making Strides Toward Many MDG Targets Yet Serious Challenges Remain

Converting Africa's impressive economic performance over the past decade into greater gains on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a primary challenge for Africa, according to a new report. Read More»

Inga Hydropower Project in DRC - Sustainable Energy for Millions

The Congo River, one of the most powerful rivers in Africa, has very high hydropower potential that could contribute significantly to the needs of the continent. Read More»


British PM Praises AfDB for Africa Infrastructure Work

British Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the African Development Bank (AfDB) and President Donald Kaberuka for pioneering initiatives to scale the continent's infrastructure development. Read More»


Regional Integration Key to Transforming West African Economies

Hydro power plant in Ghana: The construction of power plants in West Africa could stimulate economic growth throughout the region, officials say.

Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data to Improve Development Outcomes

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with leaders of six multilateral financial institutions, have announced that they plan to strengthen inter-agency sharing and collaboration on issues related to data and statistical capacity building. Read More»


Donors Pledge U.S.$ 3.6 Billion for the Reconstruction of Darfur

The African Development Bank participated actively in a donor conference in Qatar which ended with a U.S.$3.6 billion pledge towards Darfur's reconstruction. Read More»

Fight Against Desertification Project in Niger



AfDB Approves U.S. $73 Million for Irrigation, Road Projects in Malawi

The African Development Bank has approved grants and loans amounting to U.S.$73 million to finance irrigation and road rehabilitation projects in Malawi. Read More»


Africa's Information Highway

The African Development Bank has launched Open Data Platforms for 20 African countries which will allow users to access a wide range of development data on African countries. More»


AfDB's New Disclosure and Access to Information Policy

The African Development Bank's new Disclosure and Access to Information Policy, which is intended to enlarge public access to information, entered into effect on February 3, 2013. More»


Meet the President of the AfDB

Mr. Donald Kaberuka is the seventh elected African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President. He took the oath of office on September 1, 2005, in a ceremony at the institution's Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis. He was born in Rwanda and educated in Tanzania and the United Kingdom where he obtained his M Phil (Econ) and a PhD in Economics from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He speaks English, French and Swahili fluently.



African Virtual University - Transforming Africa Into a Global Knowledge Hub

The African Virtual University (AVU) has established the largest distance and eLearning network in over 27 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and produced more than 40,000 graduates. Read more»


Technical Assistance to Four Complementary Infrastructure Ppp Projects in Senegal


Sirleaf Hosts Fruitful Meeting of the High Level Panel On Fragile States

At the African Development Bank's new High Level Panel on Fragile States, President Sirleaf encouraged panel members to think outside the box. Read more»


AfDB Supports a Greener Pathway in Egypt

Egypt stands to benefit from major investments in renewable energies with a strong emphasis on local job creation and economic growth. Research indicates that about four to six green jobs per megawatt (MW) of generation capacity can be created through local manufacturing alone. Read more»


Zambia: AfDB Launches Multinational Rural Economy Project

With over 70 per cent of Zambians dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, an increase in farm-level productivity would significantly affect income levels in the rural areas where poverty is estimated to be above 60 per cent. More»


East Africa: AfDB Reinforces Regional Integration Support

The African Development Bank has approved two loans for a 157.5-kilometre road project from Arusha to Holili in Tanzania, and Taveta to Voi in Kenya, in an effort to reduce the cost of transport within the East Africa Community. More»


Development Effectiveness Review 2012»


Africa-Wide Consultation On Post-2015 Development Agenda

The 2015 deadline for the current Millennium Development Goals has led to a flurry of activities on what the post-2015 development agenda should look like. More»


Diaspora Bonds in an African Context

With 140 million Africans living outside the continent, saving up to $53 billion in Africa each year, the potential for diaspora bonds is enormous. More»


Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa, which comprises Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda, has an estimated combined population of 210 million people and is one of the world's most food-insecure regions. More»



Nigeria Gets U.S.$50 Million to Bolster Energy Efficiency

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has announced an agreement to provide Nigeria with US $50 million to support an African Development Bank-supported program of financial intermediation for renewable energy and energy efficiency. More»



Strengthening Water Security in Africa

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From the 2013 AfDB Annual Meetings

The theme of the 2013 meetings was ‘Africa's Structural Transformation'. To access highlights from the meetings, click here&raquo: