The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) was founded in 1964, and its mission is to "promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty in Africa." Their website is extremely thorough in discussing its guidelines for lending, its source of funds, and current projects. On the homepage, in the middle of the page is a link to a book called "Africa Achieves", and it contains text and photos about people and communities in Africa that are "taking charge of their destinies and improving their lives" through projects financed by AfDB. Visitors can click on "Download Full Report", or they can download chapter by chapter under the "Table of Content" heading. The first chapter, on the consequences of living without electricity, reveals many roadblocks to achieving electrification in rural areas. In the "Selected Projects" link, which can be found on the far right hand side of the homepage, visitors can browse projects, or search for them by "keyword", "country", "sector", "status", "finance source" or "approval date". There is a good deal of information on this website that is worth exploring.


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