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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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Ten Years After the Earthquake, Haiti is on the Long Road to Reconstruction

Ten years after the earthquake, Haiti is on the long road to reconstruction
A decade has passed since the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010. This marks an opportunity for Agence Française de Développement (AFD), which has been present on the island since 1976, to compile a progress report on its initiatives in support of the country's reconstruction.
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Bouaké Is Taking Care of the Health System

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In Côte d’Ivoire, where over 75% of the population is under 35, youth employment and health remain a major challenge. Since 2013, through support to the National Health Workers Training Institute (INFAS) and its network of regional branches, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has been contributing to turning this life force into quality human resources to improve the performance of the health system. Bouaké, the country’s second largest city, has one of these new types of incubator.
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Morocco: Towards a More Inclusive Development Model?

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Building on its political and social stability, an improvement in the business climate, substantial investments and a successful integration into global value chains with high technology content, Morocco has many assets. How to combine this path with inclusive and sustainable development? An Agence Française de Développement (AFD) study explores the issue.
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