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North Africa Economic Outlook 2020: An unparalleled crisis and a conditional recovery

Socioeconomic stability, social inclusion and human capital development are prerequisites for resilience and emerging from the crisis

In 2020, the region will face an economic contraction forecast between 0.8 and 2.3%; Socioeconomic stability, social inclusion and human capital development are prerequisites for resilience and emerging from the crisis. The tourism and industrial sectors in North Africa are likely to be hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, according…

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African Development Bank Group Appoints Dr. Rabah Arezki as Chief Economist and Vice President, Economic Governance and Knowledge Management

Dr Rabah Arezki, a citizen of Algeria, is currently the Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank, a role he has held since 2017

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rabah Arezki as Chief Economist and Vice President, Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, effective 1st October 2020. Dr Rabah Arezki, a citizen of Algeria, is currently the Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region at…

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African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

The slower than expected growth is partly due to the moderate expansion of the continent’s “big five” — Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa

For the first time in a decade, investment expenditure rather than consumption accounts for more than half of GDP growth; report calls for urgent investment in education and infrastructure for good returns in long-term GDP; “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labor market…

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United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2019: Sahel threats necessitate ‘global response’: Issoufou

The Bank's vision of the Sahel is one of green growth and prosperity founded on clean, reliable and affordable energy systems

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou called on Sunday for a "global response" to the problems of land degradation that threaten the arid Sahel belt. Addressing a meeting of the Climate Commission for the Sahel Region at the United Nations, Mahamadou said the region's 250 million people are struggling with drought, desertification…

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African Development Bank Business Opportunity Seminar - Investing in partnerships for Africa’s transformation

Ethical business model key to successful project delivery by the African Development Bank - participants

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) held a Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS) focused on strengthening and fostering the engagement of the business sector and of other stakeholders to effectively support investment in infrastructure and human development projects. Seeking strategic alliances and potential business opportunities with the Bank, the participants, private-sector representatives, civil…

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Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group: “Accelerating Africa’s industrialization”

21 – 25 May 2018, Busan Exhibition Conference Center, Busan, Republic of South Korea

The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank and 44th Meeting of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund (http://www.AfDB.org/am), the concessional arm of the Bank Group, are scheduled to take place from May 21-25, 2018 in Busan, Korea. While Africa has…

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African Development Bank at the centre of “a great Africa moment”: North African Governors

“Africa is the continent of the future.” – Tunisian Finance Minister Zied Ladhari

“This is no longer business as usual,” African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina (www.AfDB.org), said at the start of meetings with Finance Ministers from North African countries, held at the Bank’s headquarters. He was referring to his promise during last year’s Annual Meetings to cultivate closer interactions with the ministers…

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Africa’s population explosion is a ticking time bomb — African Development Bank Governors

Africa is projected to have over 840 million youth by 2050 with the continent having the youngest population on earth

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent’s growing population and youth unemployment, which they likened to a “ticking time bomb.” The meeting described the continent’s growing young population as a potential growth engine for…