Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is supporting an increasing number of projects that use sports as a tool for development. Here, Maxime Terrieux, economist and sports expert at AFD's Research Department, talks about both the benefits of sports and some still unanswered questions concerning its relationship with development.
The marine and coastal ecosystems of the Mediterranean are under considerable anthropic pressure. AFD is participating in the effort to remedy this situation with a €4 million grant to a trust fund dedicated to strengthening protected marine areas.
On the Ground
In 2018, The Government of India, AFD and the European Union launched the City Investments To Innovate, Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) program, a challenge process that called on cities around India to submit their proposals of how they would become the country’s next smart cities. Here is a look at the 12 winning projects*.
The Member of Parliament (La République en Marche) for Côtes-d'Armor is the author of a report on the modernization of France's overseas development policy. He is also a member of AFD's Board of Directors. Among his priorities: to get young people more involved in the construction of France's international solidarity policy.