A Vision for Africa's Future – Podcast with African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

May 04, 2017

After a decade of strong growth, African economies are slowing down. So what is the role of the African Development Bank in turning that around?

The institution recently turned 50. In that time it's made more than 4,000 grants and loans, totaling more than $71 billion. So what might its next half-century look like?

"We've got to focus on five things," Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina tells me in this week's podcast. He recently returned to CGD to participate in our Spring Meetings event on financing for Africa.

Dr. Adesina's list of priorities includes electricity, food, integration, industrialization, and quality of life. But the trick?

"We have to fast-track everything," he says. 


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