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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

Kenya: A Payment Platform for Healthcare Protection

In our series on "Shared Innovation", AFD is highlighting innovative programs created or developed in our partner countries. Cutting edge technologies and creative approaches in healthcare will help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, as it spreads around the world.

In Kenya, digital platforms like M-Tiba allow people to save money on their phone and pay for healthcare treatment at a distance – crucial at a time where health officials call for as much “social distancing” as possible. The system allows health data to be transmitted anonymously, so health authorities can spot trends and try to prepare for a major outbreak.
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Covid-19 and Disruption of the biosphere: a step into the unknown

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Covid-19 has forced us to confront some of the big environmental questions of our time. How is the global pandemic linked to the continuing environmental crisis? What risks are involved in our attempts to preserve the climate and the ecosystem? To answer these questions, we present a joint interview with Gilles Kleitz, Director of the Ecological Transition Department at Agence Française de Développement, and Damien Navizet, Head of AFD’s Climate Change Division.
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