The African Development Bank has revised its short to medium-term macroeconomic forecast for Africa, for 2023 and 2024 downwards to 3.4% and 3.8%, from 4.0% and 4.3%. The slightly lower figures reflect the persistent long-term effects of COVID-19, geopolitical tensions and conflicts, climate shocks, a global economic slowdown, and limited fiscal space for African governments to adequately respond to shocks and sustain post-pandemic economic recovery gains.

African Development Bank Revises Economic Forecast for Africa downwards

The African Development Bank has revised its short to medium-term macroeconomic forecast for Africa, for 2023 and 2024 downwards to 3.4% and 3.8%, from 4.0% and 4.3%. The slightly lower figures reflect the persistent long-term effects of COVID-19, geopolitical tensions and conflicts, climate shocks, a global economic slowdown, and limited fiscal space for African governments…

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Afreximbank signs agreement for the Export Agriculture for Food Security (ExAFS) Initiative

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (www.Afreximbank.com) has entered into a framework agreement for the Export Agriculture for Food Security (ExAFS) Initiative with ARISE Integrated Industrial Platforms (ARISE IIP) and the governments of Chad, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Egypt. The initiative seeks to initiative to improve food security in Africa. At a ceremony on the fifth day…

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Africa Investment Forum secures $34.82 billion in investor interest

The Africa Investment Forum’s 2023 Market Days generated $34.82 billion in investment interest for infrastructure, agriculture, health, and creative industry projects. The three-day global event, with the theme “Unlocking African Value Chains,” ended on Friday in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, the event drew over 1,000 delegates from more than 60 countries. “We are building…

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African Development Bank, leaders commit to catalyse investment in cities

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Thursday pledged greater commitment to the development of cities and stressed the need for increased investment and autonomy for municipalities, the continent’s engine for economic growth. The Bank chief spoke at a high-level forum for mayors titled: “Leveraging Cities and Municipalities for National Development,” held on the sidelines…

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AfDB joins global partners to raise financing for Zambia's Lobito Transportation Corridor

AfDB joins global partners to raise financing for Zambia’s Lobito Transportation Corridor

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), joining global partners to mobilise resources for the Lobito Corridor and the Zambia-Lobito rail line in southern and central Africa. Other signatories included the United States government, the European Commission, the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), and the host governments of Zambia, Angola and…

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a loan of EUR 74.25 million to Cameroon in Abidjan to implement the first phase of the Electricity Sector Recovery Support Programme (PARSEC). The programme will support the Cameroonian government to implement the reforms necessary in the energy sector in 2024 and 2025 so that, in the long term, the country can produce enough electricity to cover its national requirements of 5,000 megawatts and build a reserve to export energy to neighbouring countries, particularly Chad.

AfDB, IDB, CGD, and Rockefeller Foundation discuss the rechanneling of SDRs

The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Center for Global Development came together to co-host a high-level meeting on October 13th to discuss the rechanneling of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) from contributing countries through Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). The objective is to boost their development and climate…

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AAOIFI together with the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), represented by IsDB Institute (IsDBI) (https://IsDBInstitute.org/), is set to host the 18th edition of its annual Islamic banking and finance conference

AAOIFI, IsDB set to host the 18th Annual Islamic banking and finance conference

The Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), together with the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), represented by IsDB Institute (IsDBI) (https://IsDBInstitute.org/), is set to host the 18th edition of its annual Islamic banking and finance conference under the auspices of the Central Bank of Bahrain. The two-day conference will be held in…

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AfDB joins global partners to raise financing for Zambia's Lobito Transportation Corridor

AfDB approves South Africa’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2023-2028

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org/en) has approved South Africa’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2023-2028. The Bank’s interventions over the next five years will focus on two priority areas: improving governance and developing the private sector in southern Africa’s largest and most populated country. The CSP 2023-2028 aims to support…

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