AFD Group’s regional strategy for Southeast Asia aligns with the priorities of French development policy defined by the Interministerial Committee on International Cooperation and Development (CICID), and with France’s vision of the Indo-Pacific, in the context of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement and the protection of global common goods.
The strategy thus brings a coherent regional-scale vision and serves as a tool for our partners and the Group’s local agencies operating in countries in the region (Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam).
The unprecedented nature of the crisis sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic coupled with the uncertainty of its outcome requires that AFD Group act with adaptability and flexibility to optimally respond to the needs expressed by governments in the region, while at the same time sustaining the momentum to align with the SDGs.
The priorities for the coming years mainly involve the territorial and ecological, energy and demographic and social transitions. This will mean:
- encouraging transitions towards low-carbon trajectories and the resilience of territories
- supporting the preservation and sustainable management of the terrestrial and marine environment, and
- mitigating social imbalances and reducing inequalities.
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