Category Archives: Madagascar News
The AU-ECA-AfDB Land Policy Initiative (LPI) in partnership with the government of Madagascar organised a workshop on 31 August 2017 to validate the Country Report and Business Plan on Mainstreaming Land Governance in the National Agricultural Investment Plan of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (NAIP/CAADP).
Power Africa attended the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) to further advance its goal to increase energy access and power generation in sub-Saharan Africa. Through grant signings, facilitated events, and targeted meetings with government and private sector partners, Power Africa plans to further increase the number of transactions that have reached financial close. Currently, the 76 projects that have reached this status are expected to generate over 7,107 megawatts (MW) since the initiative’s 2013 launch.
No one talks of safari without mentioning the great treks that crisscross the African continent. So popular is this cradle of mankind for its magic-ridden sunsets and vast plains teeming with wildlife, that many seem to awe away at the bush ideal, totally ignoring that the continent also takes pride in mothering some of the world’s most blissful and unpolluted islands. This year, maybe it’s time to spice up your travelogues by exploring at least one of these exotic and scenic African islands.
Le Conseil d’administration du FMI approuve un accord au titre de la facilité élargie de crédit d’un montant de 304,7 millions de dollars en faveur de Madagascar
La décision du Conseil d’administration ouvre la voie au décaissement immédiat de 31,428 millions de DTS (environ 43,5 millions de dollars)
On July 27, 2016 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the equivalent of SDR 220 million (about US$304.7 million, or 180 percent of current quota) under a 40-month Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement for Madagascar, to help reinforce macroeconomic stability and boost sustainable and inclusive growth.
Colloque international à la FAO du 15 au 17 février 2016
Specific policies, targeted sectoral strategies and effective institutions to implement them are instrumental to meeting Madagascar’s development objectives, according to the Investment Policy Review (unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=1384) (IPR) of the country which was discussed at an intergovernmental meeting at the United Nations in Geneva on 3 December. The event brought together high-level representatives from the Government of Madagascar, the international community and local and foreign investors.
La sécurité alimentaire s’aggrave dans les zones victimes de troubles civils et de conditions météorologiques défavorables
La corruption gagne du terrain et les gouvernements sont impuissants à enrayer le phénomène, d’après le sondage d’opinion mené en Afrique
Transparency International estime que 75 millions d’Africains ont versé un pot-de-vin au cours de l’année dernière
IMF Executive Board Approves US$42.1 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility for Madagascar
On November 18, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a SDR30.55 million (about US$42.1million) disbursement in financial assistance for Madagascar under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF)1. This is intended to assist the authorities to meet urgent balance of payments needs. The authorities’ request follows a first RCF disbursement of an equivalent amount—SDR30.55 million (about US$42.1million)—approved by the Executive Board on June 18, 2014 (see Press Release No. 14/287).
La croissance lente constante, le taux élevé du chômage et la baisse en exportations conduisent à une baisse marquée de la confiance
Madagascar signs new financing agreement to boost food security, nutrition and incomes of smallholder farmers
The Republic of Madagascar and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Project to Support Development in the Menabe and Melaky Regions – Phase II (AD2M-II). The total cost of the project is US$56.7 million. The funding is comprised of a $34.4 million IFAD loan, a grant of $6.0 million from the IFAD Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) Trust Fund, a contribution of $7.7 million from the government of Madagascar and $1.2 million from the beneficiaries.
The Republic of Congo, Gabon and Madagascar sign the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration
During the 2015 Treaty Event, “Seventy Years of Multilateral Treaty Making at the United Nations,” held at United Nations Headquarters in New York (28 September – 1 October 2015), Gabon, the Republic of Congo and Madagascar signed the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (the “Mauritius Convention on Transparency”), respectively on 29, 30 September and 1 October.