French Overseas Territories
Ensuring an oceanic and regional future
Financing public and private sector projects
Providing technical support and advice
Building with our partners
The French overseas territories have some 2.6 million inhabitants and span 3 continents. They provide France with global outreach and exceptional natural resources. They do, however, face similar difficulties: the isolation of their economy, the exposure to climate change and the lack of a firmly established base in their regional economic environment.
AFD has been supporting the development of the French overseas territories since 1941. It provides financing and technical assistance in order to support employment, sustainable development and establish a regional footing. As the main financial partner for the public sector and private actors in the overseas territories, AFD has a role to play in the ongoing and future transitions. For the 4th consecutive year, our commitments in the overseas territories have topped the EUR 1.5bn mark, with EUR 1.6bn in 2016.