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AFD Group 2019-2020 Annual Results

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With 14.1 billion euros committed in 2019, AFD Group finances and supports development projects in 115 countries. Find out more about in our online annual results
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Jordan: Bus Rapid Transit, making City Travel Easier

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New and alternative modes of transportation can breathe new life into congested cities. Luc Le Cabellec, Agence Française de Développement’s Director in Jordan, and Arnaud Desmarchelier, Senior Transport Engineer, highlight the importance of the Bus Rapid Transit project for the City of Amman and discuss AFD’s involvement in this important new program.
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AFD’s Atlas of Africa: Viewing the Continent from a New Angle

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More than 100 new maps and graphs bring to life an unprecedented amount of data in the form of a 128-page “Atlas of Africa.” It breaks down crucial development issues facing the continent today, including progress made towards fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals. Still little known to the outside world, Africa has undergone a series of profound social, economic and environmental change. And with the continent expected to host close to a third of the world’s population in a generation, it’s a chance to take stock and look at Africa from a new angle.
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Reconciling energy transition and economic development in Cambodia: the 2050 Facility mobilized

Reconciling energy transition and economic development in Cambodia
In order to meet the objectives it has set itself under the Paris Agreement, Cambodia wishes to develop a sustainable energy development trajectory, while meeting growing demand. To support it, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on July 24 with the Ministry of Economy and Finance, formalizing support of 300,000 euros from the 2050 Facility.
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Creating a “Lynk” between Workers & Clients: One of the Biggest Digital Platforms in Africa

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In our series on “Shared Innovation”, AFD highlights innovative programs devised and developed in our partner countries.

Across Sub-Saharan Africa, most work is in the informal sector, where wages can be volatile and protection minimal. Kenyan start-up Lynk has launched a digital platform to connect workers with companies and households, providing them with more security, better work conditions and new career opportunities.
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“In Lebanon, Our Top Priority is to help the Most Vulnerable” - Olivier Ray, AFD’s Regional Director in Lebanon

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The massive explosions at Beirut’s port on August 4, which killed more than 200 people and injured thousands, are the latest in a series of tragic events to strike a country mired in crisis. AFD has responded to the catastrophe with additional assistance as part of France’s effort to coordinate international aid, both for the emergency and for the long term.

AFD’s Regional Director in Lebanon, Olivier Ray, discusses the emergency response and the broader effort to address the structural problems that underlie Lebanon’s continuing social and economic crisis.
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How to Accelerate the Ecological Transition

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To get feedback on AFD's “Territorial and Ecological Transition” strategy, we've launched an platform for online consultation. The Strategy covers a wide variety of topics, from our ecological footprint to sustainable cities, and access to water. Making the transition to sustainable practices is central to the Group’s strategy. The consultation is open to all.
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Nature-Based Solutions: A Global Standard

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Nature-based Solutions may have been proven effective in the fight against climate change, but they remain underused. One reason is there is no normative framework to harmonize practices and provide investors with a reassuring assessment mechanism. A solution is in store: the International Union for Conservation of Nature launched last month, with the support of AFD, a new Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions.

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AFD Returns to Rwanda to Join in the Fight Against Covid-19

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In the throes of Covid-19 crisis one month ago, France and Rwanda signed two funding agreements. The first will help the East African country in its fight against the pandemic. The second will support the drive to provide vocational training for young people. AFD's visit at the end of June was its first to the country in nearly 30 years.
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In brief

Reconciling Energy Transition and Economic Development in Cambodia: The 2050 Facility Mobilized

Reconciling energy transition and economic development in Cambodia
In order to meet the objectives it has set itself under the Paris Agreement, Cambodia wishes to develop a sustainable energy development trajectory, while meeting growing demand. To support it, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on July 24 with the Ministry of Economy and Finance, formalizing support of 300,000 euros from the 2050 Facility.
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Digital Africa Fund: Customized support for African start-ups

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The Digital Africa seed fund for innovative entrepreneurship in Africa is off to a promising start, just six months on from its launch. Already, one third of the €15 million for technical and financial assistance has already begun to flow. It’s part of six such programs financed by AFD to support African digital start-ups in their seed stage.
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Finance as a Fulcrum for change

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Development depends on various kinds of finance, from grants to investment. AFD Group has begun to develop a number of incentive loans, where pricing is indexed to the progress made by borrowers in terms of their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. This not only allows AFD to continue to fund a large number of projects; it provides additional incentives to make sure development projects are fully sustainable.
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AFD Launches E-learning Platform for Partners and Beneficiaries

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For development projects to deliver results, organizations need financing. But it's not always easy to know where to begin. AFD has developed an e-learning facility dedicated to the procurement of contracts it finances, and it's open to all beneficiaries of AFD financing.
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