The transparency policy aims to strengthen AFD’s credibility and accountability towards its stakeholders, the first being its Principals, partners and all French citizens. This communication contributes to building up a relationship of trust and a quality dialogue between AFD and all stakeholders. It also strengthens the legitimacy of French official development assistance for which AFD is the central operator.
With the adoption of this text Agence Française de Développement aims to give the public more access to information relating to financed operations (at the various stages of the operational cycle: processing, commitment, implementation, evaluation) in compliance with legal obligations on confidentiality. Disclosure will also bear upon its functioning and strategy. The relevant documents will be posted on the AFD website. In addition, specific requests for information will be dealt with via a dedicated e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Accountability and operational transparency
The high requirements of AFD’s transparency action plan are also backed to the issue of aid effectiveness as defined by donors in the Paris Declaration signed in 2005 (accountability and impact). The recent Accra Forum (September 2008) gathered over a thousand people on this issue.
- it provides access to all information relevant to AFD’s mission: strategic, institutional and operational information;
- it builds a dialogue with stakeholders;
- any requests for information , explanations or observations on issues can be dealt with via a dedicated email address: email@example.com