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AFD News

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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Digital Africa Fund: Customized support for African start-ups

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The Digital Africa seed fund for innovative entrepreneurship in Africa is off to a promising start, just six months on from its launch. Already, one third of the €15 million for technical and financial assistance has already begun to flow. It’s part of six such programs financed by AFD to support African digital start-ups in their seed stage.
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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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AFD Launches E-learning Platform for Partners and Beneficiaries

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For development projects to deliver results, organizations need financing. But it's not always easy to know where to begin. AFD has developed an e-learning facility dedicated to the procurement of contracts it finances, and it's open to all beneficiaries of AFD financing.
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Impacts

The Dominican Republic: From Deforestation to Reforestation

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Since 2001, the watershed region of the Yaque del Norte, the main river in the Dominican Republic, has with AFD’s support, been experimenting with an unprecedented territorial management program reconciling reforestation with agriculture and livestock farming. Building on the progress achieved over the last two decades, the project is now entering its third phase and aims to scale up.
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Interview

The Ocean: “It’s Time to Consider its True Worth” - Hélène Gobert

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The state of the oceans reflects the health of our planet. Millions of people’s lives and livelihoods depend on clean, healthy oceans, as does precious marine life. To meet the rising environmental, social and economic challenges tied to oceans, Agence Française de Développement has set sail in a new direction, in line with France’s commitments. AFD’s Fisheries and Ocean Project Manager, Hélène Gobert tells us more.
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In brief

Agreement on the Development of the Electricity Sector in Egypt

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Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Government of Egypt have signed on 10Th June 2020, a new Development Program Financing (DPF) agreement for the development of Egypt’s Electricity sector. The DPF comprises a credit facility of EUR 75 million—the first of two equivalent credit facility operations, with the second one to be possibly approved later this year—and additional grant funding of EUR 1 million for the deployment of effective and targeted technical assistance programs.
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On the Ground

Preserving Oceans: Four AFD Initiatives

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Assisting island populations, fighting plastic pollution, encouraging sustainable fishing, supporting marine protected areas...In the wake of World Oceans Day, this article takes a look at four projects funded by Agence Française de Développement, from Fiji to Togo.
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