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Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI)

est. 1975


The Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) is an international organization created under the auspices of the African Development Bank in 1975. The members of AADFI are banking and financial institutions engaged in development finance activities in Africa. It is a member of the World Federation of Development Finance Institutions (WFDFI) that brings together AADFI and its counterparts from Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), Latin America (ALIDE), Europe (EDFI) and member countries of the Islamic Development Bank (ADFIMI). The Association has the status of Observer at the World Bank.


The objective of AADFI is to promote economic and social development in Africa through co-operation among development banks and finance institutions.