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Democratic Republic of Congo: African Development Fund provides grant of $12 million to develop the financial market and drive financial inclusion

The funding will support financial sector reforms in the country and improve financial inclusion for rural and vulnerable populations

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund, the concessional lending arm of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), has approved a $12 million grant to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to implement the Financial Sector Development and Inclusion Support Project in the country. The funding will support…

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    • (Left to right) Managing Director, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Yemisi Edun, and Director General, African Development Bank, Nigeria Country Department, Lamin Barrow, after they signed a USD 50 million Loan Agreement for a Line of Credit in favour of FCMB, in Lagos, on Monday (1)
    • (Left to right) Managing Director, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Yemisi Edun, and Director General, African Development Bank, Nigeria Country Department, Lamin Barrow, after they signed a USD 50 million Loan Agreement for a Line of Credit in favour of FCMB, in Lagos, on Monday (2)
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African Development Bank launches scheme to improve livelihoods for youths in three African countries

The Creating Sustainable Youth MSMEs Through Urban Farming initiative will support young farmers in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has launched a multinational project to create jobs and improve livelihoods for youth in three African countries. The Creating Sustainable Youth MSMEs Through Urban Farming (SYMUF) initiative will support young farmers in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda, who are attracted…

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African Development Bank grant to improve governance of natural resource outflows in six African countries

The Transitional Support Facility has awarded a $2.8 million grant for the Governing Natural Resource Outflows for Enhanced Economic Resilience in Fragile and Transitional Countries (GONAT) project in the selected fragile and transitional countries

Six African countries will soon benefit from a grant from the Transitional Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Fund, through a project designed to strengthen national capacity for governing natural resource outflows in Africa. The African Development Fund is the concessional lending arm of the African Development Bank Group.…

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CORRECTION: African presidents and global leaders support bold action on climate change adaptation for Africa

Africa now faces the dual onslaught of climate change – currently estimated at between $7 billion and $15 billion each year – and Covid-19, which has claimed 114,000 lives

In a historic and united show of solidarity for a continent that contributes only 5% to global emissions, more than 30 heads of state and global leaders committed to prioritize actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and “build forward better.” Africa now faces the…

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African presidents and global leaders support bold action on climate change adaptation for Africa

Africa now faces the dual onslaught of climate change – currently estimated at between $7 billion and $15 billion each year – and Covid-19, which has claimed 114,000 lives

In a historic and united show of solidarity for a continent that contributes only 5% to global emissions, more than 30 heads of state and global leaders committed to prioritize actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and “build forward better.” Africa now faces the…

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African Union welcomes DRC to African Peer Review Mechanism, urges other countries to join initiative

The African Peer Review Mechanism is a voluntary mechanism that enables AU members to provide and submit to evaluation at local, national and continental levels

The African Union (AU) has welcomed the Democratic Republic of Congo as the newest member of its African Peer Review Mechanism. This took place during the AU’s 30th Forum of Heads of State and Government on Thursday. The meeting included presentations on ongoing or imminent reviews of governance and other…

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African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA), African Guarantee Fund, partner to unlock $1.3 - $2 billion in loans to women entrepreneurs

Financial institutions in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are signing on to the program

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program has agreed a partnership with the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) to unlock $1.3 to 2 billion in loans to women-owned Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa, by working with financial institutions to enhance their…

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African Development Bank approves EUR 88 million loan to Cameroon to finance COVID-19 response

In Cameroon, the pandemic has revealed the structural weaknesses of the country’s health system and economy

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Monday approved a EUR 88 million loan to Cameroon as direct budget support to finance the country’s COVID-19 crisis response. The loan, to the country’s COVID-19 Crisis Response Budget Support Programme (PABRC), falls under the framework of the Bank’s…

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African Development Bank COVID-19 response: moving from commitment to action

As of June 12, the Bank’s COVID-19 emergency packages have reached the continent’s five geographic regions

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) has responded swiftly to the needs of its member countries during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank’s operations have continued to run smoothly since the first cases appeared in early March, despite the wide range of lockdowns and measures imposed by governments to flatten the…

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African Development Bank approves $20 million to contain spread of COVID-19 in G5 Sahel nations

An additional $1.372 million of grant funding from the Bank’s Transitional Support Facility, will also be deployed in G5 countries

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) on 9 June 2020 approved $20 million in grant funding from the African Development Fund, to build capacity to curb and stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Chad. The operation will provide…