• Deputy President Welcomes Union's Acceptance of Minimum Wage

    Ramaphosa has welcomed the adoption by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) of the proposed National Minimum Wage of R20 an hour. Read More
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Advancing Girls’ Secondary Education towards SDG 4 and 5 on Access


The Association for the Development of Education in Africa’s Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (ADEA WGEMPS) and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) are searching for ideas and scalable innovative programmes/projects/ activities that can/have successfully advanced girls’ in secondary education in Africa. Read More

Global Profits from Child Labor

Millions of children risk pain, sickness, injury, and even death to produce goods and services for the global economy. Human Rights Watch has documented hazardous child labor in agriculture, mining, the leather and apparel industry, and other sectors. Governments should better regulate businesses to prevent child labor in global supply chains.

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FEC approves N1.47bn for water expansion project in FCT

developmentbankThe Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday approved a N1.47 billion (470 million US Dollars) contract for the expansion of water supply programme in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Read More

Access to Energy Should be a Social Right

prime minister zinsouSpeaking in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 17 September, where he Joined a stakeholders meeting on lighting Africa packaged by the African Development Bank (AfDB), Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou of Benin shared his country’s ambitious energy for all programme with participantsRead More

African Development Bank Group Projects and Initiatives

Microfinance Multidonor Trust Fund

To support the implementation of the AfDB's Private Sector Development Strategy by providing technical assistance and capacity building programs for microfinance institutions (MFI) and related industry sectors.

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African Women in Business

The African Women In Business Initiative (AWIB) responds to the Bank’s Private Sector Development Strategy emphasis on the role of women in business as well as to call to empower women entrepreneurs, through better access to finance.

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Human Capital Development

Africa is going through profound shifts - demographic, economical, technological, political and environmental. These severely affect its most important resource: Africa’s 1 billion people..

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Sustainable Energy Fund

The development objective of SEFA is to support sustainable private-sector led economic growth in African countries through the efficient utilization of presently untapped clean energy resources.

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