Dialogue on our Strategic Intervention Frameworks
Each strategic document defined by AFD’s technical departments is subject to a dialogue with stakeholders (civil society, ministries, parliamentarians, researchers, etc.) prior to being put before the Board of Directors.
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Climat et développement [+]
La lutte contre le changement climatique et le développement économique et social sont pour l’AFD intrinsèquement liés : l’accélération du réchauffement climatique entravera durablement le développement notamment des pays les plus pauvres qui subiront de plein fouet les effets du changement climatique. Réciproquement, le développement s’accompagne d’une augmentation rapide de la consommation de ressources naturelles et d’énergies fossiles. L’adoption par les pays en développement, notamment les pays émergents, de modes de développement sobres en énergie fossile contribuera à un développement plus durable et à la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique au niveau mondial.
Water and sanitation [+]
Access to water and sanitation is one of the priorities of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Indeed, it contributes to numerous development challenges: reducing poverty and hunger, health, education, gender equality… AFD’s main objectives in the water sector are to scale up access in Sub-Saharan Africa, ensure water resources are well managed in a context of scarcity and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, preserve global public goods (climate, biodiversity) and support “green and inclusive growth” in emerging countries.
Between 2007 and 2009, AFD helped 4.9 million people gain access to drinking water and 2.9 million people gain access to sanitation. AFD has organized a dialogue for its Strategic Plan for 2010-2012.
Education and training [+]
Education and training are major investments for growth. In a world of globalized trade and with an increasing number of financial, health and climate crises, the lack of skills in developing countries limits their capacities to adapt and constitutes a risk factor for the entire planet. Vocational training and, more generally, post-primary education have received less attention than basic education. Yet there is now a considerable demand in these areas from both countries and economic actors. AFD has organized a dialogue on its Strategic Plan for 2010-2012.
Internal and international migrations [+]
Migration forms an integral part of the history of mankind and how the five continents came to be populated. Since the early 2000s, development actors have been taking a keen interest in both its internal and international aspects. City populations notably increased tenfold between 1900 and 2000 and 40% of this increase is linked with internal migration. At the international level, there is an ever-increasing number of candidates for migration. They form a community of 200 million people on the move that have decided (or not) to try out a new life away from their homelands. This mobility makes the globalized world increasingly interdependent. It highlights growing socioeconomic and demographic inequalities at both the local and international level. These population dynamics have an impact on the activities of development partners. They lead to the emergence of new transnational development actors, the diasporas, that are involved in the development of their homelands, particularly via remittances which now represent amounts three times higher than those for official development assistance. AFD has organized a dialogue on its Strategic Plan for 2010-2013.
Rural and agricultural development [+]
In AFD’s intervention countries, growth in the agricultural sector reduces extreme poverty and inequalities between regions. It is the main component of food security and is core to the challenges of both local and global public goods: water, climate, biodiversity and health. In order to improve food security for their populations, particularly urban dwellers, bring the incomes of rural dwellers up to a level similar to that of urban dwellers and make the agriculture sector one of the engines of inclusive growth, these countries need to accelerate and scale up transformations in their agriculture. AFD has organized a dialogue on its Strategic Plan for 2010-2012.
Local authorities and urban development [+]
AFD’s strategy in the field of local authorities and urban development is to participate in financing projects that support the local and sustainable development of regions. This orientation leads AFD to target its financial and technical support, research and training actions towards the public actor: the local authority. AFD’s aim is to promote financial and urban management tools among partner local authorities. AFD has organized a dialogue on its Strategic Plan for 2010-2012.