• -Tout-
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Education for Citizenship and International Solidarity
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Education and Training
  • Gender Equality
  • Energy
  • Employment
  • Decent Work
  • Governance
  • Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Infrastructure
  • Fighting Inequalities
  • Mobility and transport
  • Digital and Innovation
  • Health and Social Protection
  • Social and Inclusive Business
  • Sport and Development
  • Sustainable Cities
Shared Innovation

Mobilizing Communities in the Fight against HIV

Coalition Plus AFD HIV
In our series on “Shared Innovation”, AFD is highlighting innovative programs devised and developed in our partner countries.

While the world is struggling to cope with the coronavirus epidemic, the initiatives led by NGOs in their daily fight to stop the spread of HIV hold lessons about the most effective methods of prevention and screening. One example is the program launched by Coalition PLUS to get the communities the most affected by AIDS more involved in the fight against the epidemic.
Published on
3 Questions for…

“This is the time to Rethink Development Trajectories” - Thomas Mélonio

: « un moment pour réfléchir aux trajectoires de développement », AFD
The Covid-19 crisis has created shockwaves across the world economy, affecting developing countries in particular. What roles can public donors play to contain the fallout? We tackle this question and more with Thomas Mélonio, Director of Innovation, Research and Knowledge at Agence Française de Développement.
Published on
Shared Innovation

Text Messages to Raise Awareness about Health and Hygiene

In our series on “Shared Innovation”, AFD highlights innovative programs invented or developed in our partner countries.

Diffusing good health practices to the general public is a big challenge when fighting pandemics and malnutrition, or when promoting family planning. The international NGO Gret, which is specialized in the fight against poverty and inequality around the world, is helping to meet that challenge. In Burkina Faso, it has set up a system to facilitate family access to health information using technology to which almost everyone has access: text messaging.
Published on
AFD News

France Launches, via AFD, The “Covid-19 – Health in Common” Initiative to Support African Countries

France Launches via AFD the “Covid-19 – Health in Common” Initiative to Support African Countries
As part of a new initiative launched by the French President and his African peers, Agence Française de Développement announces the launch of “COVID-19 – Health in Common” – a €1.2 billion initiative in response to the worldwide public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This French program is part of a European effort to mount a targeted, partnership-based response to this unprecedented crisis facing developing countries. It complements the work of multilateral and European donors, and prioritizes the African continent.
Published on
AFD News

Clarification on the APHRO-COV Project with INSERM

default image
AFD is funding, along with INSERM, a system to improve health surveillance and care for suspected cases of Covid-19 in five African countries (Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Mali and Sénégal). This system – called “Aphro-Cov” – has no connection whatsoever with the controversy generated by a news segment broadcast on French television channel LCI, on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
Published on
3 Questions for…

“Mexico is on its way to a major climate transition” – Jean-Baptiste Sabatié

Jean-Baptiste Sabatié : « On estime à 1 milliard d’euros le coût du réchauffement climatique pour le Mexique », AFD
On March 20, AFD and the Mexican Finance Ministry signed a new public policy loan agreement. This loan from AFD also marks the official start of a green and inclusive support program for Mexico. In a country hit hard by climate change, what are the issues being addressed by this program?

We find out in this interview with Jean-Baptiste Sabatié, Regional Director of AFD Mexico, Cuba and Central America, based in Mexico City.
Published on
Key Figure

AFD: Working to provide 18 million people with better Healthcare

AFD Healthcare worth more than 18 million euros
The numbers are in. For the year 2019, Agence Française de Développement committed €545 million to support health and social protection worldwide, with the aim of improving access to healthcare for 18.5 million people. With Coronavirus spreading by the day, the hope is that this funding will contribute to the support and healthcare equipment desperately needed across the developing world.
Published on
In brief

Indonesia: Tackling Plastic and Marine Debris

Ocean rubbish in Indonesia AFD
For a country consisting of 17,000 islands and dependent on the sea around them, it’s an environmental crisis: Indonesia’s waters are full of plastic. It’s time to turn the tide. On 12 March, the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, IRD and AFD signed an agreement aiming to raise awareness of the causes of marine debris, its effects at sea, and ways to reduce the pollution.
Published on
AFD News

Coronavirus: The AFD Group Takes Action

logo fond
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the AFD Group has adapted its operational activities and human resources. The group is working on a response aimed at limiting any health-related or economic damage in the countries where it operates.
Published on
3 Questions for…

“The FGEF Has Been Innovation for the Environment for 25 Years”: Stéphanie Bouziges-Eschmann

The French Global Environment Facility (FGEF) was launched after the first Earth Summit, in 1994. Since then, it has worked towards one singular goal: to create synergies between environmental preservation and sustainable development in local communities. This has been achieved through innovation and a collaborative approach to problem-solving, says the fund’s Secretary-General, Stéphanie Bouziges-Eschmann.
Published on

In Bangladesh, Smart Grids Provide Over a Million People With Access to Electricity

Bangladesh, smart grid
François Lhomme is an expert in intelligent electrical networks (“smart grids”) and a project team leader in the Energy Division of Agence Française de Développement (AFD). Here he describes the merits of digital technology in the energy sector. He also tells us about the ambitious project that AFD launched in Bangladesh in 2019, with the support of the European Union.
Published on
AFD News

AFD new 1bn euro 5-year climate bond

default image
Monday February the 10th, the Agence Française de Developpement rated AA (S&P) / AA (Fitch), succefully issued a 1 billion euro Climate Bond maturing 25 March 2025. It is the biggest climate bond issued by AFD since its inaugural in 2014.
Published on

12 African Cities making the Digital Transition

Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is supporting 12 African cities in their effort to make the transition to digital platforms. The municipalities’ aim is to collectively develop and share skills in digital services across sectors - to become sustainable smart cities.
Published on
AFD News

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.
Published on

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.
Published on