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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

Mobilizing Communities in the Fight against HIV

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

While the world is struggling to cope with the coronavirus epidemic, the initiatives led by NGOs in their daily fight to stop the spread of HIV hold lessons about the most effective methods of prevention and screening. One example is the program launched by Coalition PLUS to get the communities the most affected by AIDS more involved in the fight against the epidemic.
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“This is the time to Rethink Development Trajectories” - Thomas Mélonio

: « un moment pour réfléchir aux trajectoires de développement », AFD
The Covid-19 crisis has created shockwaves across the world economy, affecting developing countries in particular. What roles can public donors play to contain the fallout? We tackle this question and more with Thomas Mélonio, Director of Innovation, Research and Knowledge at Agence Française de Développement.
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Shared Innovation

Text Messages to Raise Awareness about Health and Hygiene

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

Diffusing good health practices to the general public is a big challenge when fighting pandemics and malnutrition, or when promoting family planning. The international NGO Gret, which is specialized in the fight against poverty and inequality around the world, is helping to meet that challenge. In Burkina Faso, it has set up a system to facilitate family access to health information using technology to which almost everyone has access: text messaging.
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AFD News

France Launches, via AFD, The “Covid-19 – Health in Common” Initiative to Support African Countries

France Launches via AFD the “Covid-19 – Health in Common” Initiative to Support African Countries
As part of a new initiative launched by the French President and his African peers, Agence Française de Développement announces the launch of “COVID-19 – Health in Common” – a €1.2 billion initiative in response to the worldwide public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This French program is part of a European effort to mount a targeted, partnership-based response to this unprecedented crisis facing developing countries. It complements the work of multilateral and European donors, and prioritizes the African continent.
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AFD News

Clarification on the APHRO-COV Project with INSERM

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AFD is funding, along with INSERM, a system to improve health surveillance and care for suspected cases of Covid-19 in five African countries (Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Mali and Sénégal). This system – called “Aphro-Cov” – has no connection whatsoever with the controversy generated by a news segment broadcast on French television channel LCI, on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
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