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40 minutes chrono - Meet AFD and Proparco
No country has developed through public investment alone. While this investment is often essential in providing direction and getting the other actors involved, it is ultimately private initiative that can meet demand, make solutions generally available and speed up technological, ecological and social innovation.
In 2015, the international community unanimously recognized that the private sector has a key role to play in the achievement of the SDGs. All the vital forces can take action in a complementary manner.

AFD and Proparco, its private sector financing arm, provide solutions to support companies that take up the challenge of achieving a world in common.

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Noor solar plant, Morocco, energy

AFD Group and companies

AFD Group provides a responsive forum where solutions can be sought for companies looking to find out how they can contribute – through their investments, innovations and expertise – to addressing the sustainable development challenges. Our objective: bring about new economic models that are low-carbon, more inclusive, more responsible, and together take up the challenge whereby the companies making the financial and human choice for investment and responsible procurement today will be the winners of the economy of tomorrow.

Senegal, launch of the construction work for the TER, train

Financial tools to meet the financing needs for sustainable development and the climate

Loans: AFD's main financing tool

AFD allocates various types of loans. Their terms are determined depending on the type of project and its environment (impact and political, economic, social and environmental context) and the quality of the borrower (sector, rating, guarantees). 

Guarantees: The instrument to mobilize local resources

In practical terms, AFD allocates guarantees for financing for companies and bond issues conducted on the markets by financial institutions or certain States.

Grants: For the development of the poorest countries

AFD uses grants to finance actions in the social sector (health, education), initiatives for rural and urban development, and infrastructure projects.

vocational training, students, young, Diamniadio, Sénégal

Proparco, AFD’s private sector financing arm

Proparco, AFD’s private sector financing arm, has been working for 40 years to promote sustainable economic, social and environmental development. 

Proparco participates in financing and supporting companies and financial institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Its action focuses on the key development sectors: infrastructure, mainly for renewable energies, agribusiness, financial institutions, health, education… Its operations aim to strengthen the contribution that private actors make to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the international community in 2015. 

To this end, Proparco finances companies, banks and private financial institutions whose activities contribute to creating jobs and decent incomes, the provision of essential goods and services, and the fight against climate change.

There are three types of financing: equity, loans on market terms and guarantees.

Planet Sunref

SUNREF: AFD’s green finance label

SUNREF is a green credit line for companies developed by AFD, which uses a network of partner banks.

The SUNREF program also offers partner banks in the South special partnership conditions to allow them to seize the opportunities of the ecological and energy transition and boost financing for green investments.

SUNREF’s innovation is based on the combination of a financial approach and technical approach in order to meet the demand of partner banks and companies leading investments:

  • The financial approach involves providing partner local banks with long-term loans (green credit lines). These loans can be allocated on favorable terms according to certain criteria (maturity of the green financing market, type of investment, clients targeted);
  • The technical approach aims to support and scale up the market for green investments, by assisting banks in project financing, and building the capacities of beneficiary companies for the implementation of strategies for an optimized use of energy and natural resources.

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Bid for public procurement

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There are two types of bid invitation related to our activity: 


The contracts awarded by the beneficiaries of our financing in the context of our operations (e.g.: bid invitation for health equipment launched by a ministry benefiting from our operations). These bid invitations are published on the website

The procurement on our own behalf (e.g.: the provision of goods and services for our headquarters in Paris). These bid invitations are published in the dealing room of the website

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