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African Development Bank

Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 BP 1387, Abidjan 01, Côte d'Ivoire

+225 20 26 10 20 | Email:

PRESIDENT Akinwumi Adesina

The above list of key personnel was updated 09–2017.

The above list of key personnel was updated 09–2017.

The African Development Bank stimulates sustainable economic development and social progress in regional member countries to mitigate poverty and its effects.

The African Development Bank (AFDB) was established in 1964. By charter amendment, the AFDB expanded its membership to include nonregional countries in 1982. The admission of nonregional countries boosted AFDB capital resources by more than twofold.

The Bank's mandate centers on the economic development and social progress of its regional members. AFDB membership totals 80 countries: 54 African and 26 nonregional countries.

The African Development Fund, established in 1972 and operational in 1974, complements AFDB operations by providing concessional financing for high-priority development projects. Contributing countries provide the Fund with resources to improve economic and social conditions in beneficiary countries. These beneficiaries include countries that are increasing in economic capacity and en route to becoming the new emerging markets or that are regarded as fragile states and require special assistance for basics levels of service delivery.

Sources of Information

Career Opportunities

Grade and salary data and information on current job vacancies are available online.


The AFDB posts documents on its website.

Environmental and Social Assessments

The AFDB website features relevant documents in a database that may be filtered and sorted by country, topic and sector, or both.

Field Offices

Contact information for AFDB field offices is available online.


The AFDB website offers information and resources for visitors who read French.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The AFDB posts answers to FAQs on its website.


The AFDB website features a glossary of acronyms.

News / Events

The AFDB website features events, interviews, loan and grant announcements, multimedia, news, press releases, project stories, and speeches.

Organizational Chart

The AFDB's organizational chart is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing and downloading.

Site Map

The website map allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse content that aligns with their interests.

Social Media

The AFDB has a Facebook account.

The AFDB tweets announcements and newsworthy items in English and French on Twitter.


Defining achievable goals and setting realistic targets, as well as evaluating the effects of projects, depend heavily on reliable data. The AFDB promotes improvement in the quality and quantity of statistical data on all aspects of development.

Web TV

The AFDB's Web TV features programs in English and French.

Where the AFDB Works

The AFDB's website features a list of African countries where the Bank is active.

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