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In Dhaka, AFD is supporting a project aimed at a more stable electricity supply in several neighborhoods of the Bangladeshi capital. This, to the great relief of small businesses, whose survival depends greatly on these services. What is the direct impact of this project, led by the Dhaka Power...
Published in October 2023
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The dual shock of the health crisis and the war in Ukraine has pushed up inflation to an extent not seen in developed countries since the 1979 oil shock and the Iran-Iraq war. This shock has put an end to two decades of disinflation imported from China and other emerging and developing countries...
Published on 14 Feb 2023
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The complex and labour-intensive characteristics of jhum or shifting cultivation pose a challenge for many farmers like Riong Mro. In the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a scarcity of seeds had left his community struggling to cultivate their lands. Even after tending to their crops for long hours,...
Published in December 2021
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The Mro is the fourth-largest tribe in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. They are considered 'the people of the wind' as they tend to settle in the remotest areas of the highest hills. They share strong ties with nature, especially the lush community forest or 'para bon' attached to their village,...
Published in November 2021
AFD Group’s priorities in South Asia over the coming years are part of the French strategy for the Indo-Pacific and res¬pond to the region’s climate-related, environmental and social challenges. They are aligned with the sectors in which French expertise is recognised and where French enter¬...
Published in April 2021
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Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is home to 5 of Bangldesh’s 700 rivers. Still, depleting ground water levels mean nearly a third of the city’s population lacks reliable access to water. Together with the EU, AFD and its partners are financing the Gandharbpur and Saidabad III water...
Published in February 2020
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The past decades have seen a growing appreciation of the role of market-based approaches in driving global development. Many coalitions of public and private players have emerged to promote them. How best to trigger and support these market-based approaches? How to leverage the expertise and...
Published on 23 Jan 2018