Project profile — African Development Bank - Strengthening Canada's Engagement


African Development Bank Group (46003)
2015-07-31 - 2018-06-29
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Education facilities and training (11120) (5.00%)
• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (5.00%)
• Basic Health: Basic health infrastructure (12230) (5.00%)
• Water sector policy and administrative management:
Water sector policy and administrative management (14010) (5.00%)
Water supply - large systems (14021) (2.00%)
Sanitation - large systems (14022) (3.00%)
• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (5.00%)
Public finance management (15111) (5.00%)
• Road transport:
Road transport (21020) (10.00%)
Rail transport (21030) (5.00%)
Air transport (21050) (5.00%)
• Communication: Information and communication technology (ICT) (22040) (5.00%)
• Energy generation, renewable sources - multiple technologies:
Energy generation, renewable sources - multiple technologies (23210) (5.00%)
Solar energy (23230) (5.00%)
• Business And Other Services: Business support services and institutions (25010) (5.00%)
• Agricultural development:
Agricultural development (31120) (5.00%)
Agricultural land resources (31130) (5.00%)
• Industry: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (10.00%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This contribution represents a portion of Canada’s institutional support to the African Development Bank (AfDB). The AfDB is a multilateral development financial institution based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, whose mandate is to reduce poverty, improve living conditions and mobilize resources for the sustainable economic and social development of its 54 African-country members. As articulated in the Bank’s long-term strategic framework: “At the Center of Africa’s Transformation 2013-2022” the AfDB’s two key objectives are: 1) inclusive economic growth; and 2) the transition to green growth. To achieve these objectives, the AfDB focuses on infrastructure development, regional economic integration, private sector development, governance and accountability, and skills and technology.

Expected results 

Expected outcomes through the support of Canada and other international partners to the African Development Bank include: (1) enhanced access to infrastructure (transport, water, energy and ICT) in African countries; (2) expanded integration of African economies; (3) facilitated development of the private sector in African countries; (4) improved governance and accountability of African governments and institutions; and (5) increased supply of skilled workers and access to technology in African countries.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Encashment basis
Collaboration type Multilateral
Type of aid Core contributions to multilateral institutions
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