Agence Française de Développement

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) funds, supports and accelerates the transitions to a fairer and more sustainable world.
Focusing on climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban development, health and governance, our teams carry out more than 4,000 projects in France’s overseas departments and territories and another 115 countries. In this way, we contribute to the commitment of France and French people to support the sustainable development goals.
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AFD Group

AFD Group implements France’s policy in the areas of development and international solidarity. The Group includes Agence Française de Développement (AFD), which finances the public sector and NGOs, as well as research and education in sustainable development; its subsidiary Proparco, which is dedicated to private sector financing; and Expertise France, the technical cooperation agency.

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Our role

Agence Française de Développement (AFD) finances, supports and accelerates the transition to a fairer and more sustainable world.

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AFD has now become a financing company. It was granted this status by the European Central Bank on 30 June 2017. It had previously had the status of a credit institution under French law. This change does not affect AFD’s EPIC (Public Industrial and Commercial Undertaking) status under French law, and its mandate and objectives remain unchanged.ter meet the South's challenges.

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Our social responsibility

The Corporate Social Responsibility approach is vital for AFD Group. It entails high demands concerning social matters, the environment, ethics, respect for human rights, the fight against corruption, and transparency.

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Rémy Rioux, Chief Executive Officer of AFD

Published on 26 May 2022