The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa – BADEA- is a multilateral development bank established in 1974 by 18 Arab States to promote economic and social development in Africa and foster cooperation between the Continent and the Arab World. For nearly 45 years, the Bank has been operational in 44 African countries and has an outstanding track record in financing infrastructure in the public sector ranging from roads, and bridges, hydroelectric and irrigations dams, ports and airports to education, health and potable water facilities. Private financing focused more on banking sector and trade over the last five years. However, under the BADEA 2030 Strategy, operations will revolve around four major pillars: infrastructure; private sector development and trade financing; agricultural value-chains and SMEs and women and youth entrepreneurship. Capacity development comes in as a cross-cutting pillar.