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African Development Bank

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is a multilateral development finance institution, comprising three distinct entities: the African Development Bank (AfDB), the parent institution, and two affiliates, the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigerian Trust Fund, (NTF). The AfDB Group is Africa’s premier development finance institution. It is one of the five major global multilateral development banks (MDBs).

The overall objective of the AfDB Group is to support the economic development and social progress of African countries individually and collectively, by promoting investment of public and private capital in projects and programs designed to reduce poverty and improve living conditions. Combating poverty is at the heart of the Bank’s efforts to assist the continent to attain sustainable economic growth.

The Bank Group therefore strives to mobilize internal and external resources to promote investment and provide technical assistance to the Regional Member Countries (RMCs). Additional resources are usually mobilized through co-financing with bilateral and other multilateral development agencies as well as from the financial markets. The AfDB Group also promotes international dialogue on development issues concerning Africa. It supports policy reforms, capacity building, knowledge sharing, studies and preparation of development projects.

For more information, visit the African Development Bank website.