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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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Shared Innovation

Tackling Covid-19: Vietnam's Recipe for Success

Morning rush hour traffic in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) © Morgan Ommer / NOI Pictures / AFD
In our “Shared Innovation” series, AFD highlights innovative programs created or developed in our partner countries.

Vietnam, with its 96 million inhabitants - and despite its proximity to China – stands as an example of effective management of the Covid-19 crisis: as of 28 April 2020, the country had 270 reported cases, and no deaths.

An analysis.
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