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AFD and the European Union: Using Converging Strategies to tackle World's Development Challenges

EU Solar panels
France will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next six months. Driven by their shared convictions, AFD Group and the European Commission have been working together since 2008 to strengthen the impact of their financing and the effectiveness of development aid. This partnership is crucial to achieving Sustainable Development Goals, as explained by Anna Lipchitz, who is responsible for AFD Group’s relations with the European institutions.
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AFD Gets Top Ratings for Environmental, Social and Governance Criteria

Siège bâtiment AFD Paris
The results are in. For the year 2021, AFD was ranked number 1 in its category for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance among the 21 banks and agencies rated across Europe. The assessment was conducted by V.E ratings agency, an affiliate of Moody’s ESG Solutions, one of the leading providers of ESG ratings and data.
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The Metis Fund: Allying Art and Development

A residency for Peruvian and French artists in Peru © Antonio de Loayza /AFD
Coinciding with AFD’s 80th anniversary, the Metis Fund was created in 2021 to support local artists to get involved in development projects in the countries where AFD operates. From countries as diverse as Peru, Haiti, and Burkina Faso, local artistic initiatives are emerging and enriching AFD technical actions.
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