Le Conseil administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mercredi 22 juillet à Abidjan, un appui budgétaire de 284,8 millions de dollars américains pour soutenir les efforts des pays du G5 Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Tchad) dans la mise en œuvre de leurs plans de riposte à la pandémie de Covid-19 et de relance économique.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of approximately R5 billion ($288 million) to the government of South Africa, as the country battles one of the largest COVID-19 caseloads in the world.
South Africa confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on 5 March 2020 and is currently the most affected in Africa, and among the top five in the world in terms of confirmed cases (381,798 as at 22 July, with 5,368 deaths).
Le Conseil administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, vendredi 24 juillet, à Abidjan, un soutien budgétaire de 14,28 millions de dollars américains à la République centrafricaine pour financer son Programme d’appui en réponse à la pandémie de Covid-19 (PABRC-RCA).
L’aide financière de la Banque se compose d’un don de 6,12 millions de dollars provenant du Fonds africain de développement et d’un autre don de 8,16 millions de dollars, issu du Fonds d’assistance technique.
Les prévisions de croissance pour l’Afrique centrale sont assombries par la pandémie de Covid-19
L’absence de diversification des économies, la faiblesse du capital humain, le manque d’emplois décents et de compétences appropriées sont des défis majeurs pour l’Afrique centrale
Growth in West Africa, poised to expand by 4.0 percent in 2020, now projected to contract by -2.0 percent in 2020
Demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics increasing, though school enrolment, retention rates poor
West Africa’s burgeoning youth population offers a strategic workforce which can be harnessed for employment and economic growth, despite a COVID-19 pandemic that is devastating the continent and global economies, the African Development Bank said in its regional economic outlook report.
COVID-19 curbs East Africa’s growth, but still the strongest in the continent
Report calls for transition to higher value-added activities to build resilience to shocks
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank have approved a grant of $480,000 to Libya under the Special Relief Fund (SRF) for the procurement of much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) intended for treatment of cases of infection of the novel Coronavirus.
The Bank’s funding will contribute to supporting the country’s national Response Plan for COVID-19. The assistance is intended to focus on infection prevention and control and to shield communities, particularly those most vulnerable including the health workers.
The African Risk Capacity Insurance Company presented a cheque for $2,126,803 to the Republic of Madagascar to cover anticipated livelihood losses for 600,000 vulnerable Malagasy people due to drought-related crop failures in the recent farming season. The funds will help farmers in the country’s hard-hit “Great South” region avoid resorting to consuming their seeds, selling farm tools or migrating in search of work and food.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on 3 July approved a grant of $165.08 million to support Ethiopia’s response to the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including helping to ease fiscal pressures on the economy.
Malawi will receive $45.07 million to finance the government’s response to the health, social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, following a decision by the Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) held Wednesday.
The package comprises a loan of $24.48 million, and a grant of $20.59 million as direct budget support, and complements an earlier sum of $8.9 million to six countries in the region, including Malawi, under the Bank’s COVID-19 Response grants to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries last month.