Human Capital Development

04-Nov-2019

Zimbabwe: African Development Bank and World Food Programme seek closer collaboration to improve livelihoods

African Development Bank and World Food Programme (WFP) teams in Zimbabwe held a two-day workshop on 28 and 29 October 2019 to explore ways of consolidating efforts in aid of the country’s socio-economic development. The workshop was premised on the global Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Bank and WFP in 2010 to build synergies and consolidate efforts to achieve their mutual mandates. The Bank team was led by Country Manager Damoni Kitabire while WFP was led by Janvier Litse, Senior Adviser and the Zimbabwe Country Office Director, Eddie Rowe. The two sides shared their...
27-Sep-2019

Bénin : la Banque africaine de développement accorde un prêt de 61 millions d’euros pour électrifier 300 communes rurales

Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, ce jeudi, un prêt de 61,77 millions d’euros en faveur du gouvernement du Bénin pour la mise en œuvre du Projet d’électrification rurale (PERU) à destination de 309 communes. Le projet PERU, qui sera réalisé sur trois ans, va bénéficier à une population estimée à un million d’habitants. « Son objectif est d’améliorer le taux d’accès à l’électricité en milieu rural, de 8,11% en 2018 à 13,78% en 2022 », a souligné Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, directrice générale chargée de l’Afrique de l’Ouest pour la...
10-Sep-2019

Burkina Faso - Sub-Project 1-Drainage of Ouagadougou’s Outlying Districts - Appraisal Report

This sub-projectis the outcome of technical studies financed by the African Water Facility (AWF) in 2012 that helped to identify the sanitation project for Ouagadougou City’s outlying districts;the project comprises aspects relating to drainage, solid waste management,and the road network. This operation addresses drainage and solid waste management issues,and constitutes the backbone of all future operations. The key expected out comes are: (i) development of the entire length (4140 m) of the Mogho Naaba backwater and its tributaries;(ii) the construction of 68 solid waste collection and...
09-Sep-2019

Cameroon - Grassfield Rural Infrastructure and Participatory Development Support Project-Phase II (Grassfield II) - Appraisal Report

The Rural Infrastructure and Participatory Development Support Project, Phase II ( Grassfield II) will be implemented in the North-West Region of Cameroon.The main activity of 70% of the region’s population is agriculture and 13% of the country’s rural poor live there. This operation is a sequel to an initial project(2005-2011),which had significant results and a positive impact on the income of the beneficiary communities.However, the Government has sought to consolidate the project achievements due to the persistence of basic needs and the size of the intervention area in relation to the...
05-Sep-2019

Multinational - Strengthening West Africa’s Public Health Systems Response to the Ebola Crisis (SWAPHS) - Appraisal Report

The objective of the project is to contribute to ongoing efforts to reduce morbidity, mortality and to break the chain of transmission of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by strengthening sub-regional public health systems. In the short term, the Bank’s assistance will support the EVD Outbreak Response Plan of West Africa (July to December 2014). The main objectives of this plan are to:i) Stop transmission of EVD in the affected countries through scaling up effective evidence-based outbreak control measures and ii) Prevent the spread of EVD to at-risk neighbouring countries by strengthening...
26-Aug-2019

Niger - Health care Quality Improvement Project in the Tahoua and Tillaberi Regions - Project Completion Report (PCR)

Combating poverty remains the country’s main development challenge. The Government adopted an interim poverty reduction strategy paper. In the health sector, the planning process initiated led to the drafting of the 1994-2000 Health Development Plan. A health sector policy declaration was adopted in 1995. The National Health Policy is "aimed at improving the health and nutritional status of individuals, families and communities through the applicaton of Primary Health Care".
22-Aug-2019

Niger - Basic Education Enhancement Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The development challenge ofthis project is the implementation of the Ten-year Basic Education Development Programme (PDDE) for 2003-2013. With the support of technical and financial partners(TFP), the PDDE aims to: (i) accelerate school enrolment and adapt supply to demand so asto reducing disparities (region, area and gender); (ii) promote non-formal education; (iii) strengthen and develop the institutional capacitiesof Ministries; and (iv) strengthen and develop vocational and technical training. To that end, the Government adopted a strategy with the priority to improve access and quality...
09-Aug-2019

Djibouti - Education Project II - Project Completion Report

To date, the Bank has financed two projects in Djibouti’s education sector for a total of UA 22.442 million. The Bank’s assistance focused mainly on strengthening primary and secondary education and increasing the literacy rate among women. The first ADF project (the Industrial and Commercial High School) was approved in August 1989. Since then, the Government has continued to make efforts to strengthen the country’s education system. The project that this completion report deals with was designed to raise the standard of primary and secondary education, improve training for trainers,...
13-May-2019

Economic Brief - Health in Africa Over the Next 50 Years

The health landscape has transformed dramatically since the independence of African countries about 50 years ago, and this is expected to continue as the continent progresses over the next half-century. Africa has made considerable headway in improving the health outcomes of its populations, in spite of the challenges posed by pervasive poverty, epidemic diseases, and food insecurity. The traditional communicable diseases of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis remain the main drivers of mortality. Concomitantly, chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer –...
13-May-2019

Economic Brief - Accelerating the AfDB’s Response to the Youth Unemployment Crisis in Africa

This paper was prepared as a background paper for the Joint Youth Employment Initiative for Africa which was launched in 2011 by the AfDB, African Union, ILO and UNECA. The objective of this initiative is to support Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in addressing the growing youth unemployment crisis in Africa. This paper was primarily a response to: (i) the Board’s concerns on high unemployment in the continent, particularly among the youth (ii) the need for a coherent Bank perspective for the high-level seminar on “youth unemployment and inclusive growth” at the 2011 annual meetings...
29-Apr-2019

African Development Bank calls for urgent global response as second cyclone hits Southern Africa

The African Development Bank has called for urgent global action in the wake of a second cyclone to hit the southern Africa coastal region in six weeks.  According to Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, “we must have concerted international cooperation to establish management systems and responses to combat natural disaster.” Cyclone Kenneth is also the most extreme tropical tornado to hit Mozambique in the last 60 years, according to official records. “Timely intervention of national, regional and international actors and stakeholders are crucial when disaster strikes. Increasingly...
24-Apr-2019

Malawi: African Development Bank boosts cyclone response with emergency relief package and measures to combat climate change

Malawi’s recovery and reconstruction plans in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai has received a boost from the African Development Bank, which is supporting the country with an emergency relief package and measures to combat the effect of climate change in the Southern African region.  Mateus Magala, the Bank’s Vice President for Corporate Services and Human Resources, led a delegation to Lilongwe this week, to discuss the institution’s intervention plans with public and civil society officials in Malawi. Magala had meetings with government officials in Lilongwe, including Hon. Goodall...
15-Apr-2019

African Development Bank leads reconstruction efforts in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi in aftermath of deadly cyclone

The water is receding in Beira – Mozambique’s second largest city – weeks after the deadly cyclone hit in March 2019, leaving behind scenes of desolation and grief-stricken survivors. Tropical Cyclone Idai, one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere, caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, leaving more than 1,000 people dead and thousands missing.  Hundreds of thousands of people have been rendered homeless and displaced. Thousands of classrooms were destroyed, and children thrown out of school. In the aftermath...
08-Apr-2019

EOI – Consultant - Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program Coordinator - AHHD

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to under go post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa...
08-Apr-2019

World Health Day 2019: African Development Bank joins the global call for universal health coverage for all

On the occasion of World Health Day 2019, the African Development Bank Group is renewing its call for firmer commitment to pledges made by countries for universal health coverage for all individuals and communities. In a statement issued Sunday 7 April 2019, Oley Dibba-Wadda, Director of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development at the Bank said: “The Bank supports national efforts to accelerate investments in Universal Health Coverage. It recognizes that inclusive economic growth must be accompanied by strong efforts to improve equitable access to care for vulnerable...
04-Apr-2019

Mauritius: African Development Bank power station renovation improves energy production, air quality

The refurbishment of the old Saint Louis power station has brought a breath of fresh air to  those working at and living in the north west of Mauritius. Renovation of the machinery has addressed the electricity supply shortages, thanks to financial assistance from the African Development Bank. For years, the power station, the country’s main electricity production plant, located in the southern periphery of Camp Chapelon, flooded the town’s 1,500 inhabitants and 2,000 workers with noisy and gaseous emissions, leading to discomfort and ill health. Thanks to the renovation which...
26-Mar-2019

Africa Investment Forum: Partners reaffirm commitment to close Africa’s infrastructure gap

The African Development Bank, heads of 34 leading financial institutions covering Africa and other partners of the Africa Investment Forum reaffirmed their commitment to “scale up, speed up, and synergize” efforts to deliver transformative projects across the continent. The meeting was also attended by lead partners of the Africa Investment Forum: African Export-Import Bank, Africa50, Trade Development Bank, Development Bank of South Africa, Africa Finance Corporation, European Investment Bank, and Islamic Development Bank. Chief Executive Officer, Development Bank of Southern Africa,...
22-Mar-2019

Côte d’Ivoire : la Banque africaine de développement va accompagner le programme social du gouvernement à hauteur de 283 milliards de Francs CFA

Une délégation de la Banque africaine de développement, conduite par son président Akinwumi Adesina, a rencontré, aujourd’hui à Abidjan, le Premier ministre ivoirien, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, pour échanger sur le programme social mis en place par le gouvernement de Côte d’Ivoire (PSGouv) pour la période 2019-2021. Ce programme, que l’Etat de Côte d’Ivoire souhaite exécuter dans des délais optimaux, couvre les domaines de la santé et de la protection sociale, de l’éducation, de l’accès aux biens de première nécessité, du bien-être en milieu rural, de la lutte contre le sida, de l’emploi et de...
08-Mar-2019

International Women’s Day 2019: African Development Bank kicks off month-long celebration with women’s entrepreneurship awards

“Think equal, build smart, innovate for change, ” is the global theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. As one of its core priorities, the African Development Bank is promoting women’s entrepreneurship and innovation across the continent. In Abidjan, today, more than 100 women entrepreneurs from Cote d’Ivoire assembled at the Bank’s headquarters for a closing ceremony, following their participation in master classes in business model development and financial planning earlier this year. The classes were organized by the Bank’s AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in...
05-Mar-2019

Interview avec Mme Bineta Ba-Diagne, économiste en santé en chef, BAD, à l’occasion de la Journée africaine de lutte contre le paludisme (25 avril 2009)

« En Afrique au Sud du Sahara, le paludisme est la principale cause de mortalité chez les enfants de moins de cinq ans et constitue la principale menace chez les femmes enceintes et leurs futurs nouveaux nés…La Banque n’est pas en reste et a toujours appuyé ses pays membres régionaux (PMR) dans cette lutte contre le paludisme à travers des projets nationaux et multinationaux » Question : Comment appréciez-vous,  d'une part, l’impact de ce fléau sur le continent et d’autre part,  les efforts déployés, par les parties prenantes, dont la BAD, dans ce combat ?     Réponse...