The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released a new online tool that enables anyone in the world to see at a glance how the Bank's projects are boosting Africa's economies and making Africans' lives better.
MapAfrica 2.0, which was launched on 30 June, is an interactive online portal that shows where the Bank is making an impact on the continent and how 800 of the Bank's projects relate to its "High 5" development priorities: Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the quality of life for the African people.
As well as making the Bank's work visible to a global audience, the portal will give the Bank's stakeholders a better understanding of how the Bank's activities contribute to local development - and help the Bank to ensure it allocates its resources to greatest effect.
Unveiling the platform, Simon Mizrahi, Director of the AfDB's Quality Control and Results Department, said, "This dynamic tool enables the Bank to provide transparent and equal access to its work across Africa. It is an effort to showcase our results and to track our projects on the ground."
Web users can track the Bank's projects throughout Africa, zooming in on a region or country and browsing the icons corresponding to the Bank's "High 5" priorities. In the future, the Bank aims to use the tool to improve the planning of its projects on the ground and to understand where development gaps lie.
MapAfrica 2.0 is available at mapafrica.afdb.org on desktop and mobile devices.