Thematic

  • -Tout-
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Education for Citizenship and International Solidarity
  • Financial Systems
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Education and Training
  • Gender Equality
  • Energy
  • Employment
  • Decent Work
  • Governance
  • Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Infrastructure
  • Fighting Inequalities
  • Mobility and transport
  • Digital and Innovation
  • Health and Social Protection
  • Social and Inclusive Business
  • Sports and Development
  • Sustainable Cities
Impacts

Improving Access to Water and Sanitation for millions in Ethiopia

Ethiopia
While World Toilet Day, on November 19, draws attention to the importance of sanitation and access to clean, safe toilets for all, AFD is funding two flagship projects in Ethiopia. The first will improve access to water for 1 million people in 45 towns, and the second will provide 2.6 million people with improved, gender-sensitive sanitation facilities.
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Interview

Microfinance: a Boon for Entrepreneurs Excluded from Conventional Banking

Microfinance Antilles
Small businesses and entrepreneurs with few resources can find it extremely difficult to obtain loans and get off the ground. Microfinance however, can be a source of invaluable support. AFD Group has just granted a €34-million loan to the Association for the Right to Economic Initiatives (ADIE) for its overseas microcredit program. We speak to two experts in microfinance to find out how it can help small entrepreneurs and the communities they serve.
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On the Ground

Toilets are Producing Energy in East Africa's Largest Informal Settlement

Kibera
Countries around the world are searching for both sustainable forms of energy and ways to dispose of waste. Kenyans are finding ways to do both at once. Kibera, East Africa’s largest informal settlement, recently saw the opening of two bio-centers – sanitary facilities that transform feces into biogas.
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Decoding

The Private Sector and Climate Change Adaptation

Revue Secteur Privé & Développement, Proparco
AFD Group’s private sector subsidiary, Proparco, has released the 38th issue of its Private Sector & Development magazine, dedicated to climate change adaptation. In this latest issue climate experts, think tanks, donors, and entrepreneurs, examine actions – both under way and possible in the future – that Development Finance Institutions and the private sector can take to tackle the challenges of the climate crisis.
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Decoding

3 Drivers of Sustainable Transitions in French Overseas Territories

Wind turbines in New Caledonia
Perhaps more than anything else, three things drive the economies of French overseas territories in helping them adopt a more sustainable model: energy transitions, agricultural reforms and sustainable socioeconomic development. All three are among the themes highlighted in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Impacts

Improving Access to Water and Sanitation for millions in Ethiopia

Ethiopia
While World Toilet Day, on November 19, draws attention to the importance of sanitation and access to clean, safe toilets for all, AFD is funding two flagship projects in Ethiopia. The first will improve access to water for 1 million people in 45 towns, and the second will provide 2.6 million people with improved, gender-sensitive sanitation facilities.
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