Les Delivery Units africains ont échangé, ce mercredi 6 mai, sur leurs expériences dans le contexte du Covid-19.
On Turkey-Africa Partnership panel, participants discuss trade and stimulus to cushion the economic fallout of COVID-19
African Development Bank Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Khaled Sherif said trade and stimulus were needed to cushion the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilience among African economies to future shocks.
South Sudan: “City of darkness” no longer, African Development Bank supported electricity project lights up capital
Araya Hizkias, the owner of a water bottling company in South Sudan’s capital Juba, used to rely on a diesel generator to keep his business going, which gobbled into his profits each month. But now a city-wide power grid is emerging for the first time, lighting up Juba and promoting security, and transforming lives and businesses.
Olive farmer Ahmed Hassani calls electricity his biggest ally in the field. Over the past few decades, Morocco has made great strides towards electrifying the entire country. Rural areas have seen coverage increase from 18% in the mid‑1990s to nearly 100% currently. Rural electrification has sparked new opportunities for communities across Morocco, making it possible for new schools, hospitals and shops to open – and paving the way for better living conditions for millions.
WHO: Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), African Development Bank, African Union Commission (AUC). WHAT: Webinar to launch Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) report WHERE: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia WHEN: 22 May 2020; 13:00 (Addis Ababa time) The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC) will jointly host a webinar to launch the second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) on Friday, 22 May 2020.
Moving decisions from ‘authorities to the streets’ – Webinar explores how civil society can ensure accountability amid COVID-19
Billions of dollars have been allocated to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but how can we ensure that the funds are used in the most effective way, with the necessary accountability? This was one of the questions that emerged from a 14 May webinar hosted on by the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) and the African Development Bank’s Civil Society and Community Engagement Division. The session was one of a series of talks on the role of civil society in ensuring accountability amid the pandemic.
The African Development Bank has approved a €188 mllion euro loan to the Republic of Mauritius to finance a national budget support programme to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Group’s Board of Directors said Friday.
Madagascar: Government of Madagascar gets Euro 4 million from African Development Fund for Sahofika hydropower project
The African Development Fund has approved a 4.02 million euro loan with a grant component to finance the Government of Madagascar’s 30 million euro equity investment in the Sahofika hydropower project, which will generate affordable, clean energy benefitting some 8 million people.
Africa Regional Integration Index underlines integration as key to building more resilient economies
The second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration. The 2019 Index, which builds on the first edition published in 2016, provides up-to-date data on the status and progress of regional integration in Africa. It also helps to assess the level of integration for every Regional Economic Community (REC) and their member countries.
Retool annual budgets toward agriculture production and expand food reserves, as COVID-19 exacerbates food scarcity, urges African Development...
African countries need to urgently expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing and boost their agriculture budgets to avert a possible hunger pandemic, partly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, delegates at a two-day webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) urged on Tuesday. Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry, the speakers said in a clarion call for action.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank today approved an €188 million loan to support the Government of Kenya’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the related economic, health and social impacts. The loan will extend additional resources to Kenya as the country takes steps to contain the spread of the pandemic and deal with its unprecedented impact. It follows a request by the Government of Kenya, as part of its COVID-19 Emergency Response intervention, to help contain the scourge.