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In 2021, Africa Notches Strong Progress in Building Tax Transparency, tackling Illicit Financial Flows

The African Development Bank promotes African tax transparency through support to institutions and non-state actors in its regional member countries

African countries’ requests for information for tax collection purposes rose 26% over the previous year, signaling continued progress toward tax transparency in spite of a challenging environment, according to a report by The Africa Initiative (https://bit.ly/3NdREQN), launched on Tuesday in Nairobi. The Tax Transparency in Africa 2022 report (https://bit.ly/39DfjN9), which…

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Africa Investment Forum showcases major projects, including $15.6 billion Abidjan-Lagos Highway

Among the transactions presented were four transport infrastructure deals and four transactions focused on energy and power

On the margins of the African Development Bank Group’s (www.AfDB.org) 2022 Annual Meetings, the Africa Investment Forum convened investors to promote the power of the platform to draw critical investment to the continent. The investor roundtable on 25 May came at a time when capital flows are in flux in…

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    • Vice Chancellor Professor Abiodun Adebayo of Nigeria’s Covenant University cuts the ribbon at a new Coding For Employment Center of Excellence on the university’s campus in Ogun State, Nigeria
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International Girls in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day: Coding for Employment’s new digital skills training centres to boost women’s opportunity in information and communication technology fields

The new centres of excellence are equipped with 50 computers, ergonomic furniture in classroom-style learning stations, and informal networking areas

The newest digital training centres of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Coding for Employment program will set aside half of their initial training slots to women applicants, the Bank said on International Girls in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day. The Coding for Employment program, which equips African youth with…

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    • Digital financial solutions are key to reducing the gender access-to-finance gap in Africa
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We-Fi announces New Round of Funding for Women Entrepreneurs; $15 Million to the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility to Improve Access to Finance for Women-owned Small Businesses

The funds will enable the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility to design and implement programs to improve digital access to finance for women entrepreneurs

The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)  has announced a new round of funding under which the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI) will receive $15 million to develop and extend digital financial solutions to women-owned small and medium businesses in Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria. This…

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    • Ms. Esther Dassanou, Coordinator of the African Development Bank’s AFAWA initiative, (second from left), Mr. Felix Anoblé, Cote d’Ivoire’s Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Handcrafts and Informal Sector (centre), and Mrs. Antonia Ngabala Sodonon, UN Women Representative in Cote d’Ivoire (second from right) at the Abidjan launch of the Blaatto platform
    • Minister Felix Anoblé (left) and UN Women’s Antonia Ngabala Sodonon signed an agreement for the management of the Blaatto platform during the launch ceremony
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Cote d’Ivoire: African Development Bank-supported Digital Platform will Support Women Farmers to Gain Access to Markets

The platform is part of a UN Women project in Cote d’Ivoire to strengthen women’s agricultural resilience to climate change

Women farmers in Cote d’Ivoire will more easily find markets for their crops, thanks to a digital platform recently launched by UN Women.  Blaatto (https://bit.ly/3k4dJFi), part of the UN agency’s Buy From Women initiative, is targeting women smallholder farmers and members of women-led agricultural cooperatives in the country’s central region…

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African Development Bank New Series of African Country Gender Profiles Show Progress in Addressing Gender Discriminatory Law

The Bank’s country gender profiles evaluate gender equality and offer recommendations to drive parity across a range of metrics

New reports the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has produced on Benin, Djibouti, Somalia, Zimbabwe and Liberia show the countries have successfully put national policies in place to advance gender equality. At the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic has sharpened the challenges women face.    Prepared in collaboration with the countries…

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    • Lionesses Digital Transformation Playbook for Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs offers first-person hacks, tactics and strategies for building businesses back from Covid-19 pandemic
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Lionesses Digital Transformation Playbook for Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs offers first-person hacks, tactics and strategies for building businesses back from Covid-19 pandemic

Report financed by African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative

A new guide for, and by, African women entrepreneurs provides first-hand tips on how to kick start and implement a digital transformation roadmap to build business resilience to Covid-19 and other shocks. The Digital Transformation Playbook for Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs is the first in a series of digital tools for…

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    • The conference also honored the 22 women who had served an African country as president or prime minister
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“A revolution is building,” African Development Bank Group President, Akinwumi A. Adesina tells women leaders’ conference

The summit recognizes serving and past women presidents and prime ministers in Africa

African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina told women at a conference in Pretoria on Wednesday that they are part of a revolution that is building across Africa. The head of Africa’s premier development lending institution was speaking at the virtual Women Heads of State Initiative (https://bit.ly/37X6PPD),…

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    • In the past five years, the African Development Bank Group has provided over 69 million people with improved transport – picture: Moyale-Mombasa Road
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The Mano River Union: African Development Fund commits $88.2 Million for Road Development and Transport Facilitation in Liberia and Sierra Leone

The Mano River Union is an international association initially established between Liberia and Sierra Leone in 1973 under the Mano River Declaration

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund,  the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), on Wednesday approved $88.2 million in financing for the third phase of the Road Development and Transport Facilitation Programme for the Mano River Union (https://bit.ly/3iuTBvh). The Mano River Union is an international…

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African Development Bank begins EDGE certification programme

More than 200 companies are already working on or have achieved EDGE certification, including several multilateral development banks

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has begun the process of becoming certified under the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality, or EDGE (https://bit.ly/3sRNVl0), Certification programme, the leading global assessment certification for gender and intersectional equity in the workplace. The Bank made the announcement on Monday, at an official online launch held…