AFD’s adoption of a transparency policy aims to meet the increasing demand expressed by public opinion and civil society actors to be better informed about the strategy, objectives and results of French Official Development Assistance. As an institution with a public service mission, AFD has committed to being accountable for its activities by making institutional, strategic and operational information available on its website. It also involves raising awareness and giving an understanding of our vision, our mandates and our actions. The aim is to establish an enhanced dialogue with our partners, particularly the Government, staff members, the beneficiaries of financing, CSOs, suppliers, but also peer organizations, local communities and residents, national and international public authorities and the financial and banking world.
In order to build a relationship of trust and a high-quality dialogue with its partners, AFD Group is committed to enhancing transparency over its activities. AFD takes a proactive approach to publishing information in line with international reference standards, within the limits of professional secrecy and business confidentiality, in accordance with the framework defined by the Monetary and Financial Code, and in accordance with French legislation on data protection.
Information about AFD-funded projects is published on:
- AFD’s Open Data portal and the website of the International Aid Transparency Initiative. At the end of 2015, 43% of AFD’s activity and 76% of sovereign activity had been published on these websites. In 2015, thanks to its publication efforts, AFD moved from the “poor” to “fair” category in the rating established by the NGO Publish What You Fund (PWYF);
- The open platform of French public data.