AFD works to implement France’s policies of development and international solidarity. Our actions include financing for the public sector and for NGOs, publication of research, training on sustainable development, and awareness raising in France. In this way, we help finance, guide, and accelerate transitions toward a fairer and more resilient world.
Together with our partners, we build shared solutions for people. Our teams are involved in more than 4,000 projects to promote common goods in 115 countries, in territories in crisis, and in Overseas Territories. The projects deal with climate change (projects aiming to be 100% in line with the Paris Agreement), gender equality, biodiversity, peace (via the Minka Peace and Resilience Fund), education, and health. This is how AFD Group contributes to the commitment of France and the French to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for a World in Common.
It’s through our “Team France” and “Team Europe” development platforms that, together with our partners, we carry out actions for our clients—not only multilateral and bilateral partners, but also civil society organizations, foundations, local governments, research centers, and development banks. In fact, we work with some 530 public development banks – most of which participated in the first two Finance in Common summits – as well as the 27 banks that for the last 10 years have formed the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), chaired by AFD.
To meet AFD Group’s objectives, we invested more than €12 billion in foreign countries and in Overseas France in 2021. Thanks to this, French development assistance grew to 0.55% of GNP. It will reach 0.7% by 2025.