An economy centred on people, and for the planet

Economic and Financial Transition

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AFD Group supports its partners in their economic and financial transition

Our strategy

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To systematically engage in the economic and financial transition, all of the players – governments, companies, financial institutions, international organisations, civil society – must be able to mobilise. And so to better respond to these challenges and its partners’ requests, AFD Group has adopted an, in line with the Group’s major strategic directions.

AFD Group’s goal: enable its partners to develop new ways of producing, consuming and financing. New, because they are:

  • more resource-efficient, for the sustainable management of natural, financial, technological and human resources
  • more inclusive, for a balanced distribution of these resources and access to economic and financial opportunities for excluded populations
  • more resilient, for better adaptation to crises.

AFD, Proparco and Expertise France are mobilising to implement this strategy. It is specifically adapted to local contexts, in line with the Group’s geographic priorities.

 

Our actions

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To contribute to building an economy centred on people and the planet, AFD Group’s Economic and Financial Transition Strategy focuses on six actions:

  • Develop productive systems rooted in local economies by financing businesses that use local resources and have a neutral or positive environmental impact.
  • Promote financial services that are adapted, sustainable and responsible to make them more accessible to excluded populations, and help companies to develop.
  • Support a commercial ecosystem that creates a good balance between economic, social and environmental impacts, particularly by creating certification schemes, supporting export-promotion organisations or developing infrastructure to boost economic activity.
  • Desseminate best production, consumption and financing practices so that companies and financial institutions, particularly development banks, play a key role in building a sustainable economy.
  • Develop risk-management tools by supporting actors who are committed to mitigating future uncertainty.
  • Support public authorities in steering and regulating economic and financial activities by developing new inclusive and resource-efficient banking regulation, or by encouraging local entrepreneurship that creates inclusive jobs.

News and resources

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NEWS

RESOURCES

Research document

Methods for Credible Evaluation of Programme Stimulus Effects in South Africa

Methods-for-Credible-Evaluation-of-Programme-Stimulus-Effects-in-South-Africa_couv1
Jan 2024
Research document

Getting from Good Intentions to Effective Action: A Proposal for a Just Transition Partnering Implementation Model in South Africa

A Proposal for a Just Transition Partnering Implementation Model in South Africa_couv1
Jul 2023
Institutional document
Strategy Documents

AFD Group and the Public-Private Partnerships

AFD Group and Public-Private Partnerships
Aug 2022
Vidéo

Making financial systems more inclusive and accountable

Making financial systems more inclusive and accountable
Aug 2022
Vidéo

Innovation, a driver of sustainable financial systems

Innovation, a driver of sustainable financial systems
Aug 2022
Institutional document
Strategy Documents

100% Social Link - 2021-2025 Strategy

100 % Social Link - 2021-2025 Strategy
May 2021
All Ressources
€3.5bn
committed to projects linked with the Economic and Financial Transition in 2019
53%
of projects implemented in Africa in 2019
50%
of projects linked with the Economic and Financial Transition had climate co-benefits in 2019