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AFD News

Finance as a Fulcrum for change

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 News

The NBA, AFD and a brand new BASKETBALL AFRICA LEAGUE: Sports and Development

NBA, Basketball Africa League and AFD: Developing Sport
The day before the January 24 game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets, the NBA and AFD held a press conference in Paris, marking the launch of a new league that will span the African continent: the Basketball Africa League. And with Agence française de développement, the League will be involved in important development initiatives.
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AFD News

A partnership with Blackrock to direct investment into greener finance in developing countries

Jordanie, panneaux solaires
The Climate Finance Partnership (CFP) was first announced on 22 January and aims to direct capital into climate-related projects in developing countries. The fund brings together BlackRock, the world leader in asset management, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the German Ministry for the Environment and the Hewlett and Grantham foundations.
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On the Ground

Syrian Children Displaced in Lebanon: Sarah Rediscovers her Childhood

Syria, Lebanon, children, psychological disorders
Fleeing war, displaced Syrian families suffer from a range of psychological disorders. Particularly children. NGOs Insan Association and Terre des Hommes, supported by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), are using a variety of therapies to help them deal with trauma. Ten year-old Sarah is among those severely affected. But thanks to timely, effective intervention, she is turning the page on a dark chapter that began with rampant violence, desperate flight and displacement.
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