Our Fields of Action

Building a fairer and more sustainable world – a world in common that leaves no one behind – implies six major transitions, both here and over there, in the social, energy, territorial, digital, civic and economic spheres. And achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) depends on succeeding in these transitions. To do so, we must respect the particularities of each country and the diversity of development choices, but at the same time intensify collective action, exchanges and partnerships in order to build solutions together that benefit all.
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our fields of action, Medellin, Colombie
citizens, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, buildings

Demographic and Social Transition

How to ensure the well-being of 8.5 billion people, the projected 2030 global population? A challenge for demographic and social transitions. They place humanity at the heart of any society’s planning, help to build cohesiveness, and promote social link.

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Energy Transition

800 million people in the world do not have access to electricity. This problem of access impacts the health and education of populations and affects economic competitiveness by inhibiting development in these countries.
In order to promote the fairest and most sustainable lifestyles and production methods, AFD supports its partners in their energy transition through different forms of funding, and adapted technical support.

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territorial and ecological transition, Jodhpur, India

Territorial and Ecological Transition

How can we develop infrastructures, the local economy, and access to essential services while protecting natural capital and improving social cohesion? That is the challenge facing local authorities in every territory.

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Digital and Technological Transition

Digital technologies and innovation renew the options for access to essential services, open up societies to new knowledge and make the economy more collaborative.
Because technological innovation is a factor of wealth creation and enables new solutions to be designed in favour of sustainable development, AFD is supporting its partners in their digital and technological transition. 

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Political and Civic Transition

The growing involvement of citizens in public life, boosted by social networks, reflects the need to reinvent more inclusive and participatory governance models. 

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Economic and financial transition, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Economic and Financial Transition

To access shared prosperity, ensure a continuous increase in income, create employment opportunities, guarantee macroeconomic stability, and meet the essential needs of the population, all economic players must contribute.

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To make a tangible contribution to a fairer and more sustainable world, AFD supports development projects in all sectors:
 
Climate

Climate

Be a development bank that’s 100% compatible with the Paris Agreement

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Energy

Energy

Guarantee universal access to efficient, decarbonized energy services

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Education

Education and training

Support education and training that focuses on citizenship and employment

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Health

Health and social protection

Guarantee access to high-quality health services for everyone

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Water and sanitation

Water and sanitation

Better manage the resource and meet the challenge of universal access to water

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Protect, restore, manage and promote the sustainability of ecosystems

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Mobility and transport

Mobility and transport

Ensure access to safe, green and effective transport for everyone

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Governance

Governance

Promote fair, inclusive and effective governance to create a social and political climate that is conducive to development.

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Sustainable cities

Sustainable cities

Make cities and human establishments open to all, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Agriculture and rural development

Agriculture and rural development

Improve food safety and the management of natural resources

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Gender equality

Gender equality

Promote gender equality and support the evolution of society on this issue

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Employment

Employment

Reinforce training-employment policies, promote decent work for all and ensure competitive companies

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Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Promote sustainable industry and encourage innovation

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Fighting inequalities

Fighting inequalities

Promote fair development

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Digital and innovation

Digital and innovation

Promote new solutions for sustainable development and support equal opportunity

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Sport and development

Sport and development

Promote social cohesion through sport and support growth in the sector

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Cultural and creative industries

Cultural and creative industries

Promote cultural creation, ensure fair remuneration for authors and facilitate access to culture

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Social and Inclusive Business

Social & Inclusive Business

Combine entrepreneurial dynamics with a combat against inequality

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