AfDB working to redefine meaning of 'local staff'

David Munyoro explains the African Development Bank’s move to Abidjan and the organization's future hiring plans

With roughly 60 to 70 percent of its employees now relocated from a temporary office in Tunis to the bank’s former — and perhaps permanent — headquarters in Abidjan, the African Development Bank is already looking ahead.

The move of 1,600 staff members along with their spouses and family has been a challenge,

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