Transforming Africa – unlocking agriculture’s potential: Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2017

Efforts by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to upgrade Africa’s agriculture sector is yielding good results with about 5.6 million people benefiting from the Bank’s interventions in the past year. Among other things, AfDB plans scale up its focus on regional integration in 2017 as an important part of its development work with the planned launch of a Regional Integration Strategy. These were some of the details pulled from the Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2017 (ADER). The 2017 ADER entitled “Transforming Africa – Unlocking Agriculture’s Potential”, outlines recent economic and social trends across the continent, particularly those relating to the Bank’s “High 5” priority areas. It analyses the opportunities and challenges facing Africa in the coming years, assesses how well the Bank has performed against its objectives, and discusses how the Bank will support Africa in achieving the inclusive and sustainable development that is highlighted in the Bank Strategy.

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