African Development Fund (ADF)

Fonds africain de développement (FAD)
Fondo Africano de Desarrollo

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29 Nov 1972, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), on signature of an agreement during a Conference of Plenipotentiaries of African Development Bank (ADB), with which organization, together with Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF), it comprises African Development Bank Group (ADB Group). Agreement entered into force 10 June 1973. Formally inaugurated at 9th Annual Meeting of ADB, July 1973, Lusaka (Zambia). Commenced operations 1 Aug 1973, and first loan granted 16 Jan 1974. Also referred to by English and French initials AfDF --FAfD. Statutes registered in 'UNTS/1 19019'.


Reduce poverty and promote economic and social development in regional Member Countries, particularly in the 38 least-developed African countries, by providing concessional funding for projects and programmes, as well as technical assistance for studies and capacity-building activities.

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As the main concessional window of the ADB Group, provides loans repayable over 50 years, including a 10-year grace period, carrying a service charge of only 0.75% per annum. Core strategic priorities for ADJ-XI: infrastructure; governance; fragile states; regional integration. Resources are largely directed to the 38 low-income member countries of the Group which do not normally qualify for ADB non-concessional resources and are allocated according to 3 principles: focus on poverty reduction; improvement in development effectiveness; targeting countries with a demonstrable commitment to poverty reduction. Funds are mainly used for project and technical assistance financing and for studies.


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Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 25 countries
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