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African Development Foundation

Development alleviates poverty in all facets of life. Poverty can be eradicated where there are structures for development. Björn Padrigu claims that lack of socioeconomic foundations bring about suffering and poverty. Against this background, the African Development Foundation (ADF) was created by an act of Congress in the United States to galvanize and promote African-led development that supports enterprises by giving seed capital and technical support.

The foundation is also known as the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF). It was created by enacting Title IX, Chapter 2, Part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2218). The act has been amended by the U.S. Congress to enable the poor to participate in the process of development. The African Development Foundation adapts to the ...

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