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African Development Bank

Welcome to the Advocacy Center Commercial Liaison Office at the African Development Bank

About Us

Located temporarily in Tunis, Tunisia, the African Development Bank Group is a regional multilateral development finance institution, engaged in promoting the economic development and social progress of its African member countries. Consisting of the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, and the Nigerian Trust Fund, these three institutions approve approximately $4 billion annually in projects that offer significant business opportunities for U.S. consultants, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and project developers.

U.S. companies interested in business opportunities available through the African Development Bank should contact the Commercial Liaison Office, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Foreign Commercial Service.  Located in one of the Bank buildings, the U.S. Commercial Liaison Office is dedicated to assisting and supporting U.S. companies by offering the following services:

Business Counseling

  • Counseling you on how to approach the Bank and borrowing governments;
  • Conversing with project task managers at the Bank to get you updates on specific projects; and
  • Advocating on your company's behalf to ensure that your project bid is receiving fair consideration in relation to other project bids.

Identification of Business Opportunities

  • Identify Bank-funded projects that present opportunities for your products and/or services;
  • Inform you of relevant Invitations to Bid (Specific Procurement Notices) as they become available;
  • Identify upcoming projects that present a good opportunity for your company; and
  • Keep you informed of Bank-procured contracts, such as policy studies (e.g., gender, environment) and goods/services directly procured by the Bank.

Key Contacts Search

We can help you identify key contacts at the Bank and in the borrowing government should you have questions regarding a specific project.

Individual Company Promotion

On your next visit to the Bank, the AfDB Commercial Liaison can arrange for you to meet with key individuals, including the AfDB U.S. Executive Director, project task managers, industry experts, procurement officers, private sector department Investment Officers, and others as appropriate.

If you cannot visit Tunis, we can arrange a videoconference for you to meet with key Bank officials. There is a cost recovery fee for this service due to associated charges with the videoconference connection.

How to Contact Us

U.S. Commercial Service AfDB Liaison Office
Office of the U.S. Executive Director
Angle des 3 rues du Ghana, Hedi Nouira
Et Pierre de Coubertin, B.P. 323
1002 Tunis Belvedere, Tunisia

Tel : +216-71-831-117
Fax: +216-71-830-244

Lilia Ben Massoud
Commercial Assistant
Tel:  +216-71-831-117
Fax: +216-71-830-244