The year 2021, like 2020, was marked by the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences, and by multiple political and security crises, as well as natural disasters (particularly in Haiti, Lebanon, Myanmar and the Sahel). Civil society organizations (CSOs) once again took large-scale action to address the needs of people in matters of health, education, human rights, climate and biodiversity, as well as gender equality, migration, youth, agriculture and access to water and sanitation.
The year serves as a reminder of the key role that CSOs play in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the relevance of their action during crises. AFD took action to address the difficulties experienced by CSOs during this period (such as delays in the implementation of projects and the reorientation of activities to better respond to the consequences of the crisis).
Once again this year, AFD reaffirmed its support for CSOs by devoting €376 million to them via its various financial tools (FISONG, Minka Peace and Resilience Fund, sectoral calls for projects), including €116 million from the CSO Initiatives Fund. Download the 2021 activity report below to find out more.