The partnership between AFD and civil society has been greatly enhanced in recent years, making civil society organizations (CSOs) essential partners for AFD. In terms of financing, AFD’s budget to support CSO initiatives has increased, in line with the presidential commitment to double the Official Development Assistance (ODA) channeled through NGOs between 2012 and 2017.
AFD increasingly calls on CSOs to be project operators, propose innovations, or intervene in crisis and post-crisis situations. The partnership has also been strengthened in terms of strategic and sectoral dialogue on AFD’s policy documents and the main development issues. At the end of 2013, AFD approved the first Cross-cutting Intervention Framework, “AFD and CSOs” (2013-2016).