Finance

US$93bn needed to improve infrastructure

A new report from the World Bank and African partners, Africa's Infrastructure: A Time for Transformation, highlights the findings of a 24-country study and urges increased investment in four critical areas: energy, transport, water, and information and communications technology.

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Supporting Liberia’s private sector

IFC has affirmed its commitment to expanding activities in Liberia to contribute to the country’s development through the private sector.

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Financing for Uganda’s farmers

Stanbic Bank Uganda has teamed up with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and Kilimo Trust to create a US$25mn fund for smallholder farmers and agricultural businesses previously considered too risky for lending.

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Raising global standards in marketing practice

Global Marketing Network (GMN) has launched a new global academic standard for the marketing fraternity, called The Global Marketer Programme.

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Finance that links business and people

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has inked a AED169mn (US$ 46mn) loan agreement to construct a vital 77km highway linking two of the most important cities in Tanzania: Kidaho and Ovinza. This road is part of a key highway linking the western part of the country with Dar as Salam in the east.

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