African Development Bank rebuts World Bank President’s comments on Africa’s debt profile

In several news reports, World Bank President David Malpass was recently quoted as saying some Multilateral Development Banks, including the African Development Bank have a tendency to lend too quickly and in the process, add to the continent’s debt problems. This statement is inaccurate and not fact based. It impugns the integrity of the African […]

AfDB report urges new skills for young people to meet needs of 21st century labour market

“Youth must be prepared for the jobs of the future – not the jobs of the past,” African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina said on Thursday at the launch of the Bank’s flagship African Economic Outlook. “Given the fast pace of change, driven by the 4th industrial revolution – from artificial intelligence to robotics, machine learning, […]

“Nobody eats GDP” says African Development Bank President as he calls for inclusive growth

Africa’s economies are growing strongly, but growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent’s poorest citizens, because “nobody eats GDP,” the African Development Bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina, said as he unveiled the Bank’s flagship economic report on Thursday. The 2020 African Economic Outlook (AEO) showed that the continent’s economies are growing well, higher than the global […]