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Reforming the African Development Bank

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In August 2006 CGD released a report challenging the management and stakeholders of the African Development Bank with bold recommendations for further reform. The report, co-authored by Dennis de Tray and  Todd Moss, was well-received in Tunisia by the AfDB’s president Donald Kaberuka and his staff, who later implemented recommendations for the management, including focusing on infrastructure development and becoming a powerful voice for Africa in the international arena.

CGD also became involved in the election for the new president of the African Development Bank in 2015 when it held a live question-and-answer event with seven of the eight candidates. The event was cited as being influential in the contest won by Akinwumi Adesina, then Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

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