Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is mobilizing €5.3 million to help the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. In practical terms, that has helped provide 76 ventilators, 180,000 protective kits and supplies to develop diagnosis tests.
New and alternative modes of transportation can breathe new life into congested cities. Luc Le Cabellec, Agence Française de Développement’s Director in Jordan, and Arnaud Desmarchelier, Senior Transport Engineer, highlight the importance of the Bus Rapid Transit project for the City of Amman and discuss AFD’s involvement in this important new program.
More than 100 new maps and graphs bring to life an unprecedented amount of data in the form of a 128-page “Atlas of Africa.” It breaks down crucial development issues facing the continent today, including progress made towards fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals. Still little known to the outside world, Africa has undergone a series of profound social, economic and environmental change. And with the continent expected to host close to a third of the world’s population in a generation, it’s a chance to take stock and look at Africa from a new angle.