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Improving Access to Water and Sanitation for millions in Ethiopia

While World Toilet Day, on November 19, draws attention to the importance of sanitation and access to clean, safe toilets for all, AFD is funding two flagship projects in Ethiopia. The first will improve access to water for 1 million people in 45 towns, and the second will provide 2.6 million people with improved, gender-sensitive sanitation facilities.
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African Economies: The Outlook for 2023

Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire
Experts had one hour to sum up their predictions for African economies in 2023, the subject of a conference recently held by AFD in Paris, and the title of an expansive new report. Probing Africa’s prospects for the year ahead, economists from AFD Group and the World Bank shared their concerns and prognoses in a discussion of issues ranging from a marked economic upswing in some regions to rising debt and food insecurity up and down the continent.
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Call for projects

Sports & Development: Impact 2024 International Call for Projects

Football practice in Kenya with the Kibera Black Stars, prize-winning project of Impact 2024 International
As sports are a powerful vehicle for development and social cohesion, AFD, in partnership with the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee, presents the winning projects from the Impact 2024 International Call for Projects. Applications are now open for a fourth and final session - until February 13, 2023.
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Using Artificial Intelligence to Assess Progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

ChatGPT seems to be taking the world by storm. Typing a few words of instruction can prompt the chatbot to pen essays, ad campaigns or even film scripts. (A Hollywood blockbuster written by a robot is no longer the stuff of science-fiction.) But AI is already being used for important development initiatives.

AFD Group has created its own AI system that could revolutionize the way we assess the activities of Public Development Banks. The Group is now using innovative AI tools to measure the degree to which institutions support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, for instance. AFD economist Jean-Baptiste Jacouton and data officer Adeline Laulanié, explain how.
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