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African Development Bank provides $320 000 in grant funding to mainstream gender in Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS) digital financial operations

The grant will be disbursed through the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility, a blended finance vehicle, supported by the Bank

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank ( has awarded a grant of $320, 535 to the West African Monetary Agency to mainstream gender in ECOWAS’ core digital financial services (DFS) regulatory frameworks. The funds will support a gender gap analysis of several WAMA strategies including those for…

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The African Development Bank: a strategic partner in developing resilience and sustainable energy in the Sahel region

The Sahel Alliance has invited the African Development Bank to lead a working group on agriculture, rural development and food security

The Sahel Alliance will hold its second general assembly in N'Djamena, Chad on Monday, 15 February 2021. The meeting will take place on the side-lines of a summit for the G5 Sahel countries— Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad—as well as France. The African Development Bank ( played an active…

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A whole of society approach: Women are key to building resilient communities beyond COVID-19 (By Vanessa Moungar and Yero Baldeh)

Women are the backbones of African economies and can be key drivers of transformation as we strive to build back better, more resilient societies

By Vanessa Moungar and Yero Baldeh* In Africa’s fragile contexts, the burden of conflict, poverty and climate change falls most heavily on already marginalized groups. If we do not significantly and collectively step up our efforts, the continent’s share of the world’s poor will rise to over 90% by 2030,…

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Financial modelling in the extractive sector: Harness Africa’s natural resources for sustainable development - African Development Bank

Natural resources play a critical role in economies, as they contribute to the well-being of the people, as a source of livelihood and contribute to GDP

Africa should harness its natural resources to accelerate sustainable development, the African Development Bank’s ( Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management has said. Rabah Arezki was speaking to policymakers and stakeholders during a two-day inception workshop which began Monday on the Bank’s Financial Modelling for…

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Au revoir, Abidjan - Hello, Accra: African Development Bank 2021 Annual Meetings to be held in Ghana

The Bank’s Annual Meetings represented a unique opportunity to discuss challenges and ways to advance the continent’s regional integration agenda

Ghana will host the African Development Bank’s ( next Annual Meetings in May 2021, it was announced Thursday, at the end of the Group’s 2020 meetings. The 2021 meetings will take place in the country’s capital city, Accra. Côte d’Ivoire Planning Minister Niale Kaba, handed over the baton to Ghana,…

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African Union Commission inaugurates African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) permanent secretariat as launchpad for Africa’s economic transformation

The African Development Bank Group provided a $5 million institutional support grant to the AU towards the establishment of the AfCFTA secretariat

At a ceremony on Monday to commission the permanent secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo and Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the AU Commission, reiterated the importance of the body to the continent’s economic transformation agenda. “The economic integration of Africa will lay…

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Financial, development and humanitarian arms provide $20 million to curb the impact of COVID-19 on refugees and their hosts in the Sahel

There are 3.1 million refugees, internally displaced persons, returnees and people at risk of statelessness in the Sahel

Public health, the wellbeing of refugees and the host communities in the Sahel are at the heart of the latest tripartite agreement between the African Development Bank (AfDB) (, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the G5 Sahel signed today. The agreement enables a critical $20 million COVID-19 response across…

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Niger: The African Development Bank enhances food security for nine million people (report)

The project entailed establishment of various types of infrastructure

The Water Mobilisation Project to Enhance Food Security in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder Regions (PMERSA-MTZ) (, implemented between 2011 and 2018 in Niger, has sustainably increased agricultural production and productivity and increased food security for nearly nine million residents of this Sahelian country, according to a report by the African…

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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 ( 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 ( 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…