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Private sector development

The growing role of the private sector in achieving sustainable development and poverty alleviation is evident worldwide. The African Development Bank considers private sector development a major objective of its development activities. The Bank addresses private sector development at two primary levels:

  • Assisting African Governments to improve the enabling environment for the private sector (physical infrastructure and regulatory frameworks);
  • Creating catalytic and demonstration effects by assisting entrepreneurs with specific transactions (infrastructure, industries and services, and financial intermediation).

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Agriculture and agro-industries


The Acting Director
Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (OSAN)

+216 71 10 2037,
Fax: +216 71 10 3725,
+216 71 25 3167

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The Bank’s Agriculture and Agro-industry Department focuses on activities in the agricultural and rural development sectors, including irrigation, livestock, fisheries, forestry, natural resources and environmental management. It is also charged with building Bank capacity and operations in agro-industry. Half the Bank’s active operations portfolio comprises projects in this department. It is estimated that about 60 per cent of the investment is in infrastructure.

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African Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM)

This facility would serve as a vehicle for financing various activities: (i) helping public and private sectors conduct feasibility assessments and secure financing for promising fertilizer production ventures; (ii) Improving the economies-of-scale of fertilizer production, procurement and distribution; (iii) boosting fertilizer demand by extending credit guarantees to farmers and suppliers; and (iv) exploiting other opportunities in the value added chain.

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Making finance work for Africa partnership


The Coordinator
Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFFA)

Tel: +216 71 10 2700,
+216 71 10 3065,
+216 71 10 3948
Fax: +216 71 334484


This Partnership is a G-8 initiative to support the development of African Financial Sectors. The Partnership supports the efforts of African countries to accelerate economic growth and reduce poverty by facilitating financial sector development. MFW4A provides a platform for joint action, dissemination of ideas and coordination amongst its partners and stakeholders in response to these collective priorities.

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African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI)

Financial sector development is paramount to successful and sustainable economic development. Indeed a more effective formal financial system will contribute significantly to a better allocation of resources for investments, while an improved access to financial services for the poor and the rural population will help alleviate poverty.

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