Maintaining the capacity of local authorities to invest in the territory
Improving economic and social infrastructure
Promoting economic development
Contributing to cooperation between Caribbean territories
Supporting environmental initiatives
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.
AFD, a long-standing partner for 70 years, mainly works to assist local authorities in maintaining the quality of public services and developing the territory and economic dynamism. It is also active in financing the energy transition and consolidating private investments that have a major knock-on effect on employment.