The Group’s most significant developments in this latest CSR Report include:
Dialogue and providing responses
In 2017, AFD launched its Environmental and Social Complaints Mechanism. It allows people affected from an environmental or social perspective by an AFD-funded project to submit a complaint, which will subsequently be handled by a panel of independent experts. It responds to strong demand from civil society and allows AFD to comply with the best practices of international donors.
AFD’s Opendata website was launched online in 2016. The scope of the publication of its data has been extended to all countries and territories of operation. It is now a single database on Official Development Assistance.
In 2017, AFD also became a member of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IITA).
AFD Group is continuing to strengthen its process to integrate all the dimensions of sustainable development into the operations it finances. Over half the Group’s projects have gender equality as a main or secondary objective.
At this historical turning point in the life of the Group, the Corporate Social Responsibility approach is more essential than ever: it ensures the continued quality of our projects and the consistency of our action with the missions we uphold, and should give AFD Group the means to live up to, and continue to live up to, its commitment and its values.