Development assistance


  • Socio-anthropological analysis: What support for development assistance?

    What support for development assistance?... The contribution that sociology, and even more so social and cultural anthropology, makes to the definition and supervision of development assistance programs and projects, without being really new, is still subject to diverse, and sometimes contradictory, standpoints, both on the part of the practitioners of these academic disciplines and professionals from aid agencies, where the economic approach to poverty reduction often predominates
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  • Development assistance and Biodiversity: What strategies for the environmental turning point' 2009-2014

    Development assistance and Biodiversity... And how to take it, whereas we measure the difficulty of changing- -the fragility of innovation, the forces of inertia or resistance to change- -at all levels of Official Development Assistance action, from the local development project to national and international development policies?
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  • Is official development assistance harmful for Africa?

    Is official development assistance harmful for Africa? Official development assistance (ODA) is not only not harmful for Africa, as some recent publications would have us believe, but when we actually look at the concrete policies that ODA encompasses, we can observe that it has achieved real successes
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  • Press Releases

    This new book is intended as a tool to aid understanding of development in general, a field of rapidly unfolding and accelerating change with growth in emerging countries forging ahead, divisions crumbling between North and South, growing inequality between countries, increasing numbers of development stakeholders or the inclusion of environmental concerns in official development assistance
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  • Press Releases

    72 % of French people think that development assistance is not a waste of money... Mr. Pascal Canfin, Minister Delegate for Development at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Dov Zerah, Chief Executive Officer of Agence Française de Développement (AFD), this morning presented the results of the latest poll conducted by IPSOS for AFD on the French and Development Assistance
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  • Changing World of Aid

    Official Development Assistance, aid effectiveness, changing world of aid, results- based approach, accountability, project process, new actors, new development models. The world of Development Assistance has experienced profound changes over the past 20 years. New actors are appearing on the ground and are becoming involved in the international debate: emerging donors, philanthropic foundations, corporate foundations, dedicated investment funds, regional and local authorities, NGOs, while Official Development Assistance in the traditional sense (public donors from OECD countries) has stagnated at around USD 130bn a year and must continually affirm its legitimacy (aid effectiveness, evaluation of results and impacts) and renew its practices (new instruments, new partnerships, new areas of operation)
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  • Press Releases

    63 % of French support official development assistance, despite crisis (AFD / Ifop Barometer 2011... Official Development Assistance :a need for the majority of the French. 63 % of French people support the continuation of Official Development Assistance (ODA), despite the budget problems experienced by France
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  • Evaluation: a tool for accountability, learning and improvement

    Publication of the joint report to the Parliament on evaluations of French official development assistance 2010 2012... Consistently with the government commitment, made during the Interministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development (CICID) meeting in July 2013, to strengthen accountability and transparency of development assistance interventions, this report will be published every two years
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  • New Publication: " Beyond a success: Impacts of ADB- AFD cofinanced projects in Vietnam

    Based on concern about how to improve the efficiency of Official Development Assistance (ODA) granted to Vietnam during its transition to a middle income country, AFD and ADB (Asia Development Bank) jointly committed to strengthen their coordination in several of mutual interest... As stringled out the Publication, this collaborative effort springs from the consensus of the community of bilateral and multilateral official development assistance providers to increase aid efficiency and reduce the cost of its administration by the recipient country
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  • Banks and Development Agencies

    Many countries have now set up establishments similar to AFD, which are in charge of official development assistance and financing aid projects. AFD's missions obviously lead it to work together with numerous countries and, for issues relating to aid, with its main counterparts
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