African Development Report: 2014 edition now available

More than infrastructure, it is political will that boosts regional integration in Africa.

Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The 2014 edition of the African Development Bank’s African Development Report, on the theme of “Regional integration at the service of inclusive growth”, was officially launched Tuesday, December 16 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan.

In her opening address, AfDB Secretary General and Vice-President Cecilia Akintomide emphasized how “Africa’s regional integration is a major pillar in the Ten-Year Strategy of the Bank, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014 as Africa’s premier development finance institution.”

Presenting the report, AfDB’s Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa highlighted the themes developed in it: regional integration and inclusive growth, regional institutions, regional infrastructure, regional migration, regional financial integration and value chains.

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