According to the Bank’s website, the Boards of Directors of the Bank Group approved the proposal to award: (i) a UA 12,825,000 ADF grant and a UA 28,025,000 ADF loan to Burkina Faso; (ii) an ADF grant of UA 12,500,000 to Guinea; (iii) an ADF grant of UA 12,500,000 and an ADF loan of UA 25,000,000 to Mali; (iv) an ADF loan of UA 25,000,000 to Niger; (v) an ADF loan of UA 5,520,000 to Senegal; (vi) a TSF grant of UA 3,000,000 and an ADF grant of UA 4,500,000 to Togo; and (viii) an ADF grant of UA 5,000,000 to the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) to help finance the program. The appraisal mission for Project 2 of the program was conducted for 9 countries, including The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Chad components. The components for these three countries were withdrawn from the appraisal report before the project was negotiated due to insufficient funds under ADF-15 for these countries (paragraph 26 of the Appraisal Report).An addendum to the appraisal report, focusing on the use of ADF- 16 resources to finance the components for The Gambia and Chad, was approved on 14 July 2023.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/request-for-documents. Under the AfDBÕs Disclosure and Access to Information policy, if you feel the Bank has omitted to publish information or your request for information is unreasonably denied, you can file an appeal at https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/appeals-process.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or email@example.com. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/