This tool may be in several forms:
- Grants to NGOs
- Debt Reduction-Development Contract (C2D)
- Delegation of funds from other donors
AFD allocates grants to a limited number of countries: poor countries considered as priorities.
AFD complies with the decision of the Interministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development (CICID) meeting of July 2013 to earmark a minimum of two-thirds of grants for priority poor countries.
List of priority poor countries:
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of Congo
Projects financed via grants are appraised with the same rigor as those financed with loans. They have the same quality standards and effectiveness requirements (impact measurement).