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Development Bank's Focus Has Africans Exchanging 'High Fives'

As development experts and world leaders gather in Washington, DC, for the 2016 IMF Spring Meetings, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akin Adesina, has taken the opportunity to reiterate the AfDB's commitment to its new landmark initiative - the "High Fives". The bank is calling the "High Fives"--for which an app and an Open Data Platform was launched in January--the "five pillars" or "priority areas" of a ten-year strategy designed to bring about nothing less than the economic transformation of the continent. More on the AfDB in this BRIEFING

 

"In my new role at the helm of the African Development Bank, I am implementing a ten-year strategy designed to bring about nothing less than the economic transformation of this continent, built on growth that is both inclusive and green. The strong growth we have seen across the continent since the Millennium counts for nothing if it is neither shared nor sustainable. [There] are the five pillars of the vision I set before the Bank at my swearing in on the first day of this month... The High 5s, I call them. They are achievable. They are fundamental to Africa, and Africa in turn is fundamental to the SDGs. This continent is their testing ground" - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a landmark initiative (The High 5s) to accelerate Africa's development over the next 10 years and within the context of the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy. Under this initiative, the High-Five priority areas of focus in Africa — (1) light up and power Africa, (2) feed Africa, (3) integrate Africa, (4) industrialize Africa, and (5) improve the quality of life for the people of Africa—form a blueprint for African countries to embark on a course of sustainable transformation.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a landmark initiative (The High 5s) to accelerate Africa's development over the next 10 years and within the context of the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy. Under this initiative, the High-Five priority areas of focus in Africa — (1) light up and power Africa, (2) feed Africa, (3) integrate Africa, (4) industrialize Africa, and (5) improve the quality of life for the people of Africa—form a blueprint for African countries to embark on a course of sustainable transformation.

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