Health, education, employment, income, gender... AFD is working on every issue and at every level to promote more just and fair development. It is also leading research to study the mechanisms that create inequalities and solutions for reducing them.
Insuring a universal access to basic services
Promoting economic development with greater equality
Promoting research and analysis on inequalities
Basic services, jobs, income, gender... AFD is working to reduce inequalities in these areas on every level. Within countries, we are working to help the poorest and most vulnerable populations, including in middle-income countries, where significant pockets of poverty still exist.
To reduce inequalities between countries, we are specifically supporting less developed countries (LDC). In 2016, AFD invested €1.6 billion in LDCs. In 2017, we established a research team to study the nature, causes, differences (gender, territorial, income inequalities, etc.) and consequences of these inequalities in each context to lay the foundations for future strategy to specifically target this issue.