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Zimbabwe: African Development Bank notes progress on arrears clearance

African Development Bank Group Vice President Yacine Fal and a delegation on a tour of two southern African countries, held talks with finance minister Mthuli Ncube at the ministry offices in Harare

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) officials and representatives of the Zimbabwe government met on Wednesday to discuss the nation’s arrears clearance and ongoing partnership between the southern African nation and the development institution. They noted progress in Zimbabwe’s reform agenda. African Development Bank Group Vice President Yacine Fal and a delegation…

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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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African Development Bank Group Vice Presidents and Director General on official visit to Botswana and Zimbabwe

Visits highlight Bank’s commitment to SADC, regional integration efforts

A senior leadership team from the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has arrived in the southern African capital Gaborone, on the first leg of an official visit to Botswana and Zimbabwe. The delegation is led by Acting Vice President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Yacine D. Fal. It includes…

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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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After years of witnessing fights over water, a family’s life is transformed in a refugee camp in Zimbabwe

New high-capacity boles and an irrigation system were installed with funding from the African Development Bank

For years, Josephine Mbayo watched as fights broke out in her community over water. “There was only one hand pump for all the sections that everyone queued at to get water from as early as 4am,” says the 48-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who lives in the…

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Zimbabwe: A farmer harvests success in refugee camp

Over the past two years, Damacene’s production has increased from 400kg of maize to 500kg, thanks to newly built irrigation infrastructure

When Jean Damacene arrived at the Tongogara Refugee Camp in Zimbabwe, he was 38 years old and hoping to return to his country Rwanda soon. Eighteen years later, the maize farmer is married with children – a boy and five girls – who live with him in the camp. To…

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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 (www.AfDB.org) 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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Why COVID-19-impacted World Food Day 2020 is the time to prioritize investments in food systems (By Wambui Gichuri)

COVID-19 lockdowns and decreases in incomes have generated a double demand shock – increasing the number of poor and vulnerable people, particularly in Africa’s cities

By Wambui Gichuri, Acting Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) World Food Day 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization, but celebrations this 16 October are muted due to the coronavirus. COVID-19’s multi-sectoral impact should have governments…

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Mauritania: African Development Bank extends $2.1 million for rollout of Disaster Risk Financing

The Bank is extending the funding under its Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRIFI) program to enable the country to take out a drought risk index-based insurance policy

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board on Wednesday approved a grant of $2.1 million to boost the country’s resilience against climate related shocks and food insecurity. The funds, sourced from the African Development Fund, will go to provide technical and institutional support to strengthen Mauritania’s capacity to assess climate-related risk.…

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International community shows strong support for Sudan with $1.8 billion pledge

The African Development Bank has earmarked about $115 million in grants for the next three years to finance public sector projects and programs in Sudan

Over $1.8 billion dollars in pledges for Sudan poured in during a high-level Sudan Partnership Conference held on Thursday, 25 June 2020, marking an important step in the African nation’s re-engagement with the international community. African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) President, Akinwumi Adesina, and the World Bank and the International Monetary…