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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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Guatemala: And then there was light with Kingo

Kingo change the life, Guatemala
In Guatemala, one inhabitant in ten does not have access to the national electricity grid. A local start-up now offers the Kingo kit, an innovative and off-grid box which produces cheap solar electricity. Over 15,000 households have already been equipped in the country. The start of an adventure which is changing the lives of the people it reaches.
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Reducing Gas Flaring: A Business Opportunity?

Gas flaring, Mountrail County, ND
In Nigeria, more than 350 billion cubic feet (SCF) of gas are burned through flaring each year. This waste of energy is also responsible for more than 15% of the country's greenhouse gas emissions. AFD is exploring how to recover this gas and how it can be sold on the domestic market.
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Working With IUCN to Better Protect Biodiversity

Forest, Guyana
France and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have signed a new partnership agreement for 2017-2020. It strengthens governmental action in the international arena to defend biodiversity. AFD is in charge of its implementation.
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