The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat and the President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina, met Tuesday in Addis Ababa to reaffirm their commitment to accelerate Africa’s economic transformation.
The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) have signed an agreement for a study into a 1,000 kilometre highway linking Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan, to Lagos in Nigeria, marking a new step in building regional integration and trade.
Jobs and unemployment in emerging markets and developing countries two focal points of IMF messaging in Davos
IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said on Thursday said that the IMF is releasing two staff papers based on recent research, ‘one of which will focus on the issue of jobs and unemployment, especially in emerging markets and developing countries, and especially focused on the issue of youth unemployment actually. So that’s going to be launched — that staff paper is going to be launched on January 23’.
The Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience will be implemented starting June 30, 2021 through July 1, 2025.
“At the beginning of 2018 the global economy was firing on all cylinders, but it lost speed during the year and the ride could get even bumpier in the year ahead. As economic and financial headwinds intensify for emerging and developing countries, the world’s progress in reducing extreme poverty could be jeopardized. To keep the momentum, countries need to invest in people, foster inclusive growth, and build resilient societies.”
Kristalina Georgieva World Bank Chief Executive Officer
African Development Bank to raise over US$7 billion from capital markets for investment in African economies in 2019
The African Development Bank’s Board has approved the institution’s 2019 borrowing program to the tune of US$7.24 billion from capital markets.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has enabled the immediate disbursement of US$23.9 million to Guinea, bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to US$71.6 million.