Guiding public policy
Supporting the private sector
Developing renewable energies
Fostering regional integration
Guadeloupe is an overseas département and region, bordered by the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, and located 6700 kilometers from metropolitan France. It has more than 400,000 inhabitants.
Following strong growth during the 1990s, the island experienced an economic slowdown, mainly linked to the financial crisis of 2009. Boosted by tourism, household consumption and trade, 2015 saw the start of an economic recovery.
But Guadeloupe still faces economic, environmental and social challenges, such as a lack of infrastructure, an aging population, fragile social cohesion and a private sector that is struggling to get off the ground.
As its historical partner for 70 years, AFD is supporting Guadeloupe's economic revival and helping it expand its influence in the Caribbean area. It acts via numerous tools intended for the public (loans, consulting support) and private sectors (loans to companies, guarantee funds, Bpifrance services).