The Sustainable Development Analysis and Opinion mechanism aims at facilitating the cross-cutting inclusion of sustainable development concerns in AFD’s financing operations. It comprises:
- a sustainable development analysis prepared by the project team, based on a qualitative assessment of the scope of the expected impacts;
- a sustainable development opinion issuedby an independent unit1 from the Operations Department, to inform decision-making by the AFD’s Board.
The Sustainable Development Analysis and Opinion mechanism promotes dialogue throughout the project development cycle by raising questions regarding the operations’ development impact on sustainable development and incorporating the feedback into the project design as early as possible, in collaboration with the counterparties.