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  • Fighting Inequalities
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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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Coronavirus: The AFD Group Takes Action

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In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the AFD Group has adapted its operational activities and human resources. The group is working on a response aimed at limiting any health-related or economic damage in the countries where it operates.
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“The FGEF Has Been Innovation for the Environment for 25 Years”: Stéphanie Bouziges-Eschmann

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The French Global Environment Facility (FGEF) was launched after the first Earth Summit, in 1994. Since then, it has worked towards one singular goal: to create synergies between environmental preservation and sustainable development in local communities. This has been achieved through innovation and a collaborative approach to problem-solving, says the fund’s Secretary-General, Stéphanie Bouziges-Eschmann.
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Interview

In Bangladesh, Smart Grids Provide Over a Million People With Access to Electricity

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François Lhomme is an expert in intelligent electrical networks (“smart grids”) and a project team leader in the Energy Division of Agence Française de Développement (AFD). Here he describes the merits of digital technology in the energy sector. He also tells us about the ambitious project that AFD launched in Bangladesh in 2019, with the support of the European Union.
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AFD new 1bn euro 5-year climate bond

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Monday February the 10th, the Agence Française de Developpement rated AA (S&P) / AA (Fitch), succefully issued a 1 billion euro Climate Bond maturing 25 March 2025. It is the biggest climate bond issued by AFD since its inaugural in 2014.
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