The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2023-2028 for Malawi on 16 November 2023. The strategy focuses on two priority areas: improving economic infrastructure to develop the industrial sector by investing in energy, transport, water, sanitation, and hygiene, and supporting economic diversification through investments in agriculture value chains.

AfDB Group approves Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2023-2028 for Malawi

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2023-2028 for Malawi. The strategy focuses on two priority areas: improving economic infrastructure to develop the industrial sector by investing in energy, transport, water, sanitation, and hygiene, and supporting economic diversification through investments in agriculture value chains. “The…

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The African Development Bank Group has committed €43 million to two new projects that will boost access to hygiene, water and sanitation and the resilience of vulnerable communities in Burkina Faso. The projects, which the Burkinabe government launched on 21 November, include the Water and Sanitation Services Improvement Project for Resilience Building (PASEPA-2R), covering six regions with a population of more than 8 million.

AfDB supports new hygiene, water and sanitation projects in Burkina Faso with €43 million

The African Development Bank Group has committed €43 million to two new projects that will boost access to hygiene, water and sanitation and the resilience of vulnerable communities in Burkina Faso. The projects, which the Burkinabe government launched on 21 November, include the Water and Sanitation Services Improvement Project for Resilience Building (PASEPA-2R), covering six…

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of €73 million to Kenya to support Phase III of the Competitiveness and Economic Recovery Support Programme. The financing will cover the fiscal year 2023-2024. It is intended to build resilience and support inclusive post-Covid-19 economic recovery, by improving economic governance and boosting industrial development and competitiveness.

AfDB lends Kenya €73 million to improve economic governance and boost industrial development

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of €73 million to Kenya to support Phase III of the Competitiveness and Economic Recovery Support Programme. The financing will cover the fiscal year 2023-2024. It is intended to build resilience and support inclusive post-Covid-19 economic recovery, by improving economic governance and…

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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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The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a €101.10 million loan to Kenya to implement the third phase of the Last Mile Connectivity Project. The project will improve electricity access for households, social infrastructure and micro, small and medium enterprises.

AfD commits more than €101 million to boost access to electricity in Kenya

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a €101.10 million loan to Kenya to implement the third phase of the Last Mile Connectivity Project. The project will improve electricity access for households, social infrastructure and micro, small and medium enterprises. The project will also benefit from a $13.17 million (€12.12 million) loan…

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Africa urges a spotlight on climate finance as the world heads to COP28

Africa urges a spotlight on climate finance as the world heads to COP28

The African Development Bank will mobilize financing for climate action at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, COP28, and amplify Africa’s calls for robust commitments by wealthy countries to meet the continent’s urgent needs in addressing climate change. The Bank Group, led by its President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will launch and cement several climate action…

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an $80 million loan to finance the Ekiti Knowledge Zone project in Nigeria. The Zone seeks to promote digital innovation and entrepreneurship, generate 26,000 jobs, and contribute some $14 million annually in net economic benefits.

AfDB approves $80 million for investment in Ekiti Knowledge Zone

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an $80 million loan to finance the Ekiti Knowledge Zone project in Nigeria. The Zone seeks to promote digital innovation and entrepreneurship, generate 26,000 jobs, and contribute some $14 million annually in net economic benefits. The Ekiti Knowledge Zone is a federal government-backed…

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Speakers at the launch of African Development Bank Group's report on Benchmark Macroeconomic Models for Effective Policy Management in Africa in Addis Ababa

African economies face gaps in macroeconomic modeling capacity despite progress, new AfDB study says

African countries still face significant capacity gaps in macroeconomic modeling, despite the huge strides they have made in terms of forecasting, analysis, and effective policy management, a new African Development Bank Group study has found. The report, Benchmark Macroeconomic Models for Effective Policy Management in Africa, was launched in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa by the Bank…

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