Mission Statement

The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.

The Bank Group achieves this objective by: mobilizing and allocating resources for investment in RMCs; and providing policy advice and technical assistance to support development efforts.


The African Development Bank’s Strategy for 2013–2022 reflects the aspirations of the entire Africancontinent. It is firmly rooted in a deep understanding and experience of how far Africa has come inthe last decade, and where it wishes to go to in the next