Project profile — African Development Bank – Institutional Support - General Capital Increase VI


African Development Bank Group (46003)
2011-04-01 - 2016-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (100.00%)


• Education policy and administrative management:
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (5.00%)
Education facilities and training (11120) (5.00%)
• Water sector policy and administrative management:
Water sector policy and administrative management (14010) (5.00%)
Waste management/disposal (14050) (5.00%)
• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (5.00%)
Anti-corruption organisations and institutions (15113) (5.00%)
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (5.00%)
• Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution:
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (5.00%)
Participation in international peacekeeping operations (15230) (5.00%)
• Transport policy and administrative management:
Transport policy and administrative management (21010) (5.00%)
Road transport (21020) (5.00%)
Rail transport (21030) (5.00%)
Water transport (21040) (5.00%)
Air transport (21050) (5.00%)
• Communication: Telecommunications (22020) (5.00%)
• Banking And Financial Services: Financial policy and administrative management (24010) (5.00%)
• Agriculture: Agrarian reform (31164) (5.00%)
• Mineral Resources And Mining: Oil and gas (32262) (5.00%)
• Trade Policy And Regulations And Trade-Related Adjustment: Regional trade agreements (RTAs) (33130) (5.00%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• 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 Canada’s long-term institutional support to the African Development Bank (AfDB). The AfDB uses these funds, along with other donors’ funding, to achieve its mandate. The AfDB works to reduce poverty, improve living conditions and mobilize resources for the sustainable economic and social development of its 53 African-country members. The Bank promotes cooperation (including regional and sub-regional cooperation) and international trade, particularly among its African-member states. The AfDB Medium Term Strategy focuses on infrastructure, governance, developing a more robust private sector, and higher education. Through investments in these areas, the Bank contributes directly to regional integration, middle-income countries (MIC) and fragile states assistance, human development and agriculture. Knowledge generation, climate change and gender will be mainstreamed in all the institution’s operations.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results achieved from January 2011 to December 2014 include: (1) helping to create over 1 million jobs, including 254,000 jobs for women; (2) building, rehabilitating or maintaining 9,638 km of roads to connect people and countries, giving more than 29 million people better access to transport; (3) expanding energy generation capacity by 1,335 megawatts and providing 10.9 million people with new or improved electricity connections; (4) training over 55,000 teachers, and building or rehabilitating over 2,500 classrooms, providing 2.7 million people with better access to education; (5) investing in 1,436 health facilities and training over 20,000 health workers, resulting in 50 million people having better access to quality health services; (6) improving water management on over 62,000 hectares of land and land use management on 938,000 hectares; and (7) providing 8.5 million people with improved access to water and sanitation. These results reflect the entire operations of the African Development Bank Group and have contributed to improved access to infrastructure, regional economic integration and private sector development in Africa.

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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