African Development Bank

Multinational organization providing funding and technical assistance throughout Africa
Brief Overview
Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (ADB) is the premier pan-African development finance institution fostering economic growth and social progress in Africa. The ADB mobilizes resources in and outside Africa and provides financial and technical assistance for development projects and programs in Africa. At the continental level, the new vision of the ADB focuses on economic integration. At the country level, there are three broad priority themes: agricultural and rural development, human resource development and private sector development. Today, the ADB has a total of 77 member states comprising 53 regional (African) and 24 non-regional countries. The ADB is based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
Contact Information
African Development Bank
Rue Joseph Anoma
01 B.P. 1387 Abidjan 01
Côte d'Ivoire (West Africa)
telephone: (225) 20.44.44
fax: (225) 21.77.53

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