07 July 2016, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched an innovative and interactive online tool that enables the global audience to view a snapshot of how the Bank’s projects are contributing to the development of Africa’s economies.
The tool dubbed, ‘MapAfrica 2.0’ is an interactive online portal that shows where the Bank is making an impact on the continent and how 800 of the Bank’s projects relate to its “High 5” development priorities.
The priority projects include Light Up and Power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialise Africa, Integrate Africa, and improve the quality of life for the African people.
The Bank said in a statement that the online tool will provide the Bank’s stakeholders a better understanding of how the Bank’s activities contribute to local development and helps the organisation to ensure it allocates its resources to greatest effect.
The online tool was launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, during the second meeting of the Fourteenth Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF-14), as part of the Results Measurement Framework presentation, the Bank said.
Simon Mizrahi, Director of the AfDB’s Quality Control and Results Department, said at the launch: “This dynamic tool enables the Bank to provide transparent and equal access to its work across Africa. It is an effort to showcase our results and to track our projects on the ground.”
“MapAfrica 2.0, which uses standards laid down by the International Aid Transparency Initiative, reflects the Bank’s commitment to openness, which has seen the AfDB ranked, in April 2016, for the third consecutive year as one of the world’s 10 most open and transparent organisations, by Publish What You Fund,” the Bank explained.