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The Energy Transition Ramps Up in Southeast Asia

Un partenariat innovant entre donneurs publics et fondations philanthropiques privées
A brand new coalition has been set up to boost the energy transition across Southeast Asia. In collaboration with public donors and private foundations, France, via Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the German Federal Ministry of the Environment and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, have launched the South East Asia Energy Transition Partnership. The aim of this unprecedented coalition is to ramp up the energy transition across the region, with an investment package of $50 million.
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Reviving Iraq's Rural Economy

Overlooking the Nineveh Plains in Iraq
For centuries, it was Iraq’s breadbasket and a hive of economic activity – but terrorism and war all but stopped the region in its tracks. How to revive northern Iraq after the departure of Daesh, the so-called Islamic State? Something called the PERMA project has found a way. Financed by AFD and presented at the Paris Peace Forum 11 to 13 November, it aims to bring life back to the rural economy in the north.
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Finance in Common

10 Highlights from the First Global Summit of Development Banks

The first Finance in Common Summit on November 9 to 12, was hosted remotely from Paris by Agence Française de Développement. The mainly virtual gathering brought together public development banks to discuss the key issues of the 2030 Agenda and to initiate a new coalition. Here are 10 highlights of this unprecedented event.
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Finance in Common

Aiming for the SDGs: 10 Recommendations for Development Banks Around the World

Amboseli national park, Kenya
AFD’s 14th International Development Research Conference, and the Finance in Common Summit were the occasion for an international network of researchers to offer initial recommendations for boosting the potential of public development banks, and for supporting structural transformations, which help pave the way to a fairer and more sustainable global economy.
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