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AFD News

Finance as a Fulcrum for change

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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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“Mexico is on its way to a major climate transition” – Jean-Baptiste Sabatié

Jean-Baptiste Sabatié : « On estime à 1 milliard d’euros le coût du réchauffement climatique pour le Mexique », AFD
On March 20, AFD and the Mexican Finance Ministry signed a new public policy loan agreement. This loan from AFD also marks the official start of a green and inclusive support program for Mexico. In a country hit hard by climate change, what are the issues being addressed by this program?

We find out in this interview with Jean-Baptiste Sabatié, Regional Director of AFD Mexico, Cuba and Central America, based in Mexico City.
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Key Figure

AFD: Working to provide 18 million people with better Healthcare

AFD Healthcare worth more than 18 million euros
The numbers are in. For the year 2019, Agence Française de Développement committed €545 million to support health and social protection worldwide, with the aim of improving access to healthcare for 18.5 million people. With Coronavirus spreading by the day, the hope is that this funding will contribute to the support and healthcare equipment desperately needed across the developing world.
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Indonesia: Tackling Plastic and Marine Debris

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For a country consisting of 17,000 islands and dependent on the sea around them, it’s an environmental crisis: Indonesia’s waters are full of plastic. It’s time to turn the tide. On 12 March, the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, IRD and AFD signed an agreement aiming to raise awareness of the causes of marine debris, its effects at sea, and ways to reduce the pollution.
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