The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries, thus contributing to poverty reduction. The Bank Group achieves this objective by:
- Mobilizing and allocating resources for investment; and
- Providing policy advice and technical assistance to support development efforts.
Because food security remains a top priority for African development, AfDB is actively engaged in funding and conducting research in agriculture and agro-industries. The AfDB also maintains an active research and publications program. Recent reports include one on improving statistics for food security, sustainable agriculture and rural development and the African statistical yearbook. AfDB has also established an open data portal.