Project profile — Support to the African Development Fund - 13th Replenishment - II


African Development Bank Group (46003)
2014-03-31 - 2017-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (100.00%)


• Post-Secondary Education: Higher education (11420) (7.00%)
• Water supply - large systems:
Water supply - large systems (14021) (10.00%)
Sanitation - large systems (14022) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (20.00%)
• Transport And Storage: Road transport (21020) (20.00%)
• Heating, Cooling And Energy Distribution: Electric power transmission and  distribution (23630) (20.00%)
• Agriculture: Agricultural development (31120) (13.00%)

Policy marker 

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


This grant represents Canada’s long-term institutional support to the 13th replenishment of the African Development Fund, which is managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The AfDB’s African Development Fund uses these funds, along with other donors’ funding, to achieve its mandate. Through this Fund, the AfDB provides concessionary financing, such as grants and low-interest loans, to the poorest and most vulnerable African countries. The Fund’s strategic priorities for the 13th replenishment are: (1) infrastructure development; (2) regional integration; (3) private sector development; (4) governance and accountability; and (5) skills and technology. The Fund also pays particular attention to supporting fragile states, promoting food security and agricultural productivity, and promoting gender equality. The African Development Bank helps to reduce poverty, improve living conditions, and mobilize resources for the sustainable economic and social development of its 53 African-country members. It promotes cooperation (including regional and sub-regional cooperation) and international trade, particularly among its African-member states. This initiative represents one of two parts of Canada’s support to the 13th replenishment of the African Development Fund (the second part of Canada’s support is represented by project M-013882-001).

Expected results 

The expected outcomes as stated by the African Development Bank’s African Development Fund include: (1) helping African economies grow inclusively (roads constructed, rehabilitated or maintained; access to transport; power capacity and electricity connections; access to basic information/communication technology services); (2) connecting people and economies (cross-border roads and transmission lines constructed or rehabilitated); (3) helping businesses thrive (microcredit; jobs created; improved water management; improvements in agriculture); (4) investing in people (vocational training; access to education; access to health services; drinking water and sanitation); (5) promoting effective governance and participation (budgetary and financial management; the civil service; procurement systems).

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2014 include: (1) helping to create over 3,000 jobs in the private sector; (2) building, rehabilitating or maintaining 1,446 km of roads to connect people and countries, giving more than 3.4 million people better access to transport; (3) expanding energy generation capacity by 357 megawatts and providing 1.2 million people with new or improved electricity connections; (4) investing in 465 health facilities and training 6,800 health workers, resulting in over 21 million people having better access to quality health services; (5) improving water management on 10,000 hectares of land and land use management on 129,000 hectares; and (6) providing over 279,000 people with improved access to water and sanitation. These results reflect the entire operations of the African Development Bank Group for 2014, 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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