• Africa
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 14, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.56 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jul 4, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Apr 15, 2022

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank provided information, the objectives of the project are (1) to undertake market demands analyses in relation with eGov development and digital platforms emergence (for e-commerce purposes, for instance) across the region, (2) to conduct a market study (financial and economic) (with a cost-benefit analysis – ROI/EVA) assessment as well as detailed business plan including some relevant ratios (FNPV, ENPV, FIRR and EIRR) and (3) to assess the digital ecosystem (governance, data protection, regional dispute settlements, PPP environment, etc.) in order to promote cross-border data and financial flows.

This intervention concerns the first phase of the assistance to the COMESA to conduct a market analysis on a regional cloud ecosystem. It will demonstrate the bankability of a regional cloud ecosystem implementation and give rise to a more detailed feasibility study for the underlying investment project. This project will be a multipurpose multinational high-tech facility geared to improve the security and performance of IT tools and services in the North and Southern corridor. It will boost business opportunities in the region through information exchange, development of common e-government and other e -services and indirect job creation helping communities transition into the digital mainstream. Further, it will reduce the cost of doing business and enhance competitiveness through fostering regional connectivity and deepening integration on the continent. The project will aid the continent to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals by enabling access to 24/7 e services for key sectors such as Trade, Education, Health, economy, Government, Agriculture etc.

Investment Description
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