What we offer
Of all bilateral development banks, AFD and its subsidiary, Proparco, combine grants with the widest range of traditional and structured financial instruments. They include grants through private equity, as well as the most innovative credit and capital risk underwriting techniques. AFD’s special expertise is known as “financial engineering.”
Thanks to its AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s and Fitch’s, AFD can raise funds from capital markets to complement the grant money it receives from the French government and international philanthropic organizations. Additionally, AFD can also use its own balance sheet to guarantee the credit of the countries and entities it is assisting.
AFD is also committed to developing Public-Private Partnerships.
AFD not only participates in discussions about how to better use foreign aid funding from governments, but also seeks to tap private capital. AFD also lends its expertise in financial engineering to support the activities of other large donors and for specific AFD Board mandates and arrangements.