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Website usage encourages the use of its data, publications and multimedia products (sound, image, software, etc.) presented herein (collectively, the "Material"), for informational purposes only. All contents on this website are protected by copyright.

What can you do with published materials (data, publications and multimedia products)?

You can copy, download or print content for your own use, and you can include excerpts from publications, databases and multimedia products in your own documents, presentations, blogs, websites and teaching materials, provided that suitable acknowledgment of as source and copyright owner is given: ©, publication year (if available) and URL (uniform resource locator) as applicable.

For information about permission to reproduce material, photocopies, translation agreements and co-edition partnerships:

Linking to website

In order to promote its work, and because Internet is about linking, encourages a User who maintains an external website to include hyperlinks to or to any of their pages (collectively "the website"), on that external site without having to ask prior permission under the following conditions:

These hyperlinks must not:

  • infringe's rights, in particular relating to its logo, acronym and intellectual property rights;
  • be used for the promotion of an Organisation or company, or of any commercial products or services.

As a consequence,

  • links to website must appear clearly as such, i.e. with the complete and obvious URL;
  • if you link to website, you must refrain from creating frames, or using other visual altering tools, around the pages;
  • the User can upload up to 1,500 words or 2,000 cells (equivalent to 4 tables or graphs) provided that suitable acknowledgement of as source and copyright owner is given. The User must link to the page where the uploaded material was taken from;

once a link to website has been created, it should be tested to ensure that it works and meets the above conditions. We would then appreciate being notified via

If you have further questions about linking to website, please feel free to send us an email at Logo

The logo should not be associated to any event, product or link to website without the prior consent of

Requests for permission to use the logo must be sent to To be accepted, the request must be justified and be related to a specific event or product the takes part in (conference, co-editions etc.).

If permission is granted, the logo can be posted on another website, besides a link to the website. The permission is only granted for this specific event/product or for this specific linking purpose and must not be used for any other purpose or any longer than required for the allowed purpose.

Rigourous respect of corporate identity (in particular of the recommendations concerning colour and language) is required in the use of the logo. Only the most recent version of the logo should be used at all times.



The team makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy or completeness of the information on the website. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. team may add, change, improve, or update the information of the website without notice. reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue part of this site. Under no circumstances shall be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered which is claimed to result from use of this site, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay. Use of this site is at User's sole risk.

Information contained in website does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the African Development Bank, the OECD Secretariat, the UN Economic Commission for Africa nor of any of the partners, affiliates or financial supporter concerning the legal status of any country or of its authorities.

The mention of specific companies or certain products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

We make every effort to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on website may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. accepts no responsibility with regards to such problems (failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of content, etc.) incurred as a result of using website or any link to external sites.

If website contains message or communication facilities, the User shall not do any of the following:

  • defame, abuse, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others;
  • publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material;
  • upload or attach files that contain software of other material protected by intellectual property laws unless the User owns or controls the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;
  • upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer;
  • upload, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available unsolicited advertising of any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, "spam" or chain letters; etc.

The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that is not liable for any conduct of any other User, including, but not limited to, the types of conduct listed above. website may contain advice, opinions and statements from external websites. Hyperlinks to Internet sites do not imply any official endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data or products presented at these locations or guarantee the validity of the information provided. The sole purpose of links to other sites is to indicate further information available on related topics. reserves the right to deny at its sole discretion any User access to website or any portion thereof without notice.

For site security purpose and to ensure that website remains available to all users, it employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage and to detect other possible security breaches.

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