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AFD News

Finance as a Fulcrum for change

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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Sports and Sustainable Development: AFD and Paris 2024

Paris 2024 - AFD, partnership
Sports and sustainable development – it’s a powerful combination taking flight in France and around the world. Rémy Rioux, Chief Executive Officer of Agence Française de Développement and Tony Estanguet, President of the Organizing Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, signed an agreement today to cooperate on sports and development projects across a number of countries.
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Aquaculture in Zanzibar: Providing Work and Protecting the Coastline

A Shared Vision Of Zanzibar's Coastline, Tanzania
On the Zanzibar Archipelago, an ambitious pilot project aims to help coastal communities preserve natural resources while they make a living. Among them are aquaculture farmers specializing in seaweed production. It’s all part of the AquaCoCo project – Aquaculture, Coastal Communities and Conservation – which aims to give locals an invested interest in managing shared – and fragile – ecosystems.
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The NBA, AFD and a brand new BASKETBALL AFRICA LEAGUE: Sports and Development

NBA, Basketball Africa League and AFD: Developing Sport
The day before the January 24 game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets, the NBA and AFD held a press conference in Paris, marking the launch of a new league that will span the African continent: the Basketball Africa League. And with Agence française de développement, the League will be involved in important development initiatives.
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A partnership with Blackrock to direct investment into greener finance in developing countries

Jordanie, panneaux solaires
The Climate Finance Partnership (CFP) was first announced on 22 January and aims to direct capital into climate-related projects in developing countries. The fund brings together BlackRock, the world leader in asset management, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the German Ministry for the Environment and the Hewlett and Grantham foundations.
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On the Ground

Syrian Children Displaced in Lebanon: Sarah Rediscovers her Childhood

Syria, Lebanon, children, psychological disorders
Fleeing war, displaced Syrian families suffer from a range of psychological disorders. Particularly children. NGOs Insan Association and Terre des Hommes, supported by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), are using a variety of therapies to help them deal with trauma. Ten year-old Sarah is among those severely affected. But thanks to timely, effective intervention, she is turning the page on a dark chapter that began with rampant violence, desperate flight and displacement.
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E-Governance: French Expertise Mobilized in Vietnam

E-Governance: French Expertise Mobilized in Vietnam
Moving government business into the digital realm has been a long-standing priority for Vietnam. Since 2015, the government has stepped up its modernization and digitization efforts in an attempt to improve government services. Along with Expertise France, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) supports the Vietnamese authorities in making this happen.
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Ten Years After the Earthquake, Haiti is on the Long Road to Reconstruction

Ten years after the earthquake, Haiti is on the long road to reconstruction
A decade has passed since the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010. This marks an opportunity for Agence Française de Développement (AFD), which has been present on the island since 1976, to compile a progress report on its initiatives in support of the country's reconstruction.
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