Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is Africa’s premier development finance institution. Its mission is help to reduce poverty and improve the living conditions on the continent. The African Development Bank Group comprises three entities: the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF).
Seeking to facilitate the continent’s economic transformation and to ensure quality of growth at a time of change, the Bank has recently adopted its Strategy for 2013 to 2022, which anchors inclusive growth and the transition to green growth as overarching objectives. Thereby the Bank places emphasis on expanding economic prosperity across age, gender and geography, while protecting livelihoods, improving water, energy and food security, easing the pressure on natural assets and better managing environmental, social and economic risks.
Specific links relevant to green growth and related topics:
The Bank’s 2013-2022 Strategy: http://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/afdbs-strategy/
African Development Report 2012: Towards Green Growth in Africa: http://www.afdb.org/en/knowledge/publications/african-development-report/
Green Growth – various info: http://www.afdb.org/en/topics-and-sectors/initiatives-partnerships/green-growth-initiative/
Energy : http://www.afdb.org/en/topics-and-sectors/sectors/energy-power/
Environment : http://www.afdb.org/en/topics-and-sectors/sectors/environment/
Climate Change : http://www.afdb.org/en/topics-and-sectors/sectors/climate-change/