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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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Shared Innovation

Neglected Diseases and Covid-19: Innovative Research and Development Strategies

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In our series on “Shared Innovation”, AFD highlights innovative programs created or developed in our partner countries. The race for a coronavirus vaccine casts into sharp relief existing inequalities of global public health. Tropical diseases affecting more than one billion people attract only a fraction of the funding for illnesses affecting people in the north. But this is changing, with innovative forms of investment and collaboration increasing the affordability of neglected diseases. That could help pave the way to a widely available vaccine for Covid-19.
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Broadening Access to Water in Rural Cambodia

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Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the European Union continue to support private water and electricity operators in Cambodia with the aim of broadening access for people to meet their basic needs. Pheaktra Thlang, water project officer at AFD’s office in Phnom Penh, tells us how this helps the government fulfill its objective of providing water for all by 2025.
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Covid-19 and Countries in Conflict: "Serious Social and Economic Impact"

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Promoting peace is a major commitment of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group, in particular via the Minka Fund which finances peace-building in territories affected by violent conflict. Charles Tellier, Head of the Fragility, Crises and Conflicts Division at AFD, takes a look at the consequences of the coronavirus crisis for vulnerable countries.
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Post-Covid Cities: A Webinar Series

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A webinar series on urban affairs is already looking at how cities can cope in a post-Covid world. What are the ramifications of Covid-19 on urban development? How has it affected access to health and public services? Just two of the questions debated at the online event, organized by the National Institute for Urban Affairs based in New Delhi, India. It’s in charge of implementing the CITIIS program: City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain, an initiative that has taken on new levels of urgency in the midst of the widening pandemic.
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AFD's Response to the Covid-19 Crisis

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A worldwide health and economic emergency has emerged from the coronavirus pandemic. Since March, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has been working to provide a multi-pronged response. It is translating into action the French Government’s commitment to support priority countries for France’s Official Development Assistance.
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