Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group is a public institution that implements France’s policy in the areas of development and international solidarity. Development is one of the country’s three pillars for external action, along with diplomacy and defence. Our mission is to contribute to the economic, social, and environmental progress of low and middle-income countries.
In practical terms, this mission is carried out by providing loans, grants, expertise or technical assistance. These forms of assistance are granted to States, local authorities, companies, foundations or NGOs and are used to complete projects in many different fields including climate, biodiversity, energy, education and urban planning, health, digital technology, sport, and training.
AFD Group comprises AFD and its subsidiary Proparco, which is dedicated to financing private-sector stakeholders. Thanks to its network of 85 agencies throughout the world, AFD Group finances and monitors over 4,000 development projects and programmes. In 2018, the Group’s commitments amounted to €11.4 billion.