Lives of its residents


  • AFD in the Palestinian Territories

    Pilot project to improve the daily lives of residents in marginalized areas... Many of the residents of Beit Zakariya are living in precarious conditions... On 9 July, Maher Ghoneim, the Palestinian Minister of Public Works, Frédéric Desagneaux, Consul General of France in Jerusalem, and Hervé Conan, AFD Director in the Palestinian Territories, visited the pilot project implemented by NDC (NGO Development Center) with USD 150 000 of AFD financing to improve the daily lives of the residents of Beit Zakariya
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  • Bus Rapid Transit system to reduce congestion in the City of Lagos

    Lagos State has set out to reduce congestion in the city, which affects both the quality of life of its residents and the economy, by launching a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system... It affects both the cost of producing and distributing products and the quality of life of its residents
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  • Plan Sierra: Seeds of hope in the Dominican Republic

    Fifteen years on, the lives of the residents of the Sierra region have been changed... It was launched by a group of emigrants in the USA and local leaders and has been supported by AFD since 2001. Before, explains Juan Rodríguez, a forester, a lot of land had been cleared here because we, as residents who lived here, worked on the conucos (family slash-and-burn farming) and illegal logging
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  • 3 questions to

    The most common aspects of a city in the North, which we take for granted- -as they have been part of the daily lives of its residents for a very long time- -either still do not exist or are extremely rare in cities in the South. Ordinary urban objects come to mind, for example, street signs, drain covers, street lights, paved roads, which respectively contribute to addressing and identifying places and their residents, preserving hygiene and public health, and the movement of persons and consumer goods
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  • See all 2012 issues

    Palestinian Territories :pilot project to improve the daily lives of residents in marginalized areas. Togo
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  • 2016, a record year for AFD

    Fifteen years on, the lives of the residents of the Sierra region have been changed... It was launched by a group of emigrants in the USA and local leaders and has been supported by AFD since 2001. Before, explains Juan Rodríguez, a forester, a lot of land had been cleared here because we, as residents who lived here, worked on the conucos (family slash-and-burn farming) and illegal logging
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  • 2016, a record year for AFD

    The most common aspects of a city in the North, which we take for granted- -as they have been part of the daily lives of its residents for a very long time- -either still do not exist or are extremely rare in cities in the South. Ordinary urban objects come to mind, for example, street signs, drain covers, street lights, paved roads, which respectively contribute to addressing and identifying places and their residents, preserving hygiene and public health, and the movement of persons and consumer goods
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  • Rémy Rioux appointed Chief Executive Officer of Agence Française de Développement by the Council of Ministers today, 25 May 2016

    The most common aspects of a city in the North, which we take for granted- -as they have been part of the daily lives of its residents for a very long time- -either still do not exist or are extremely rare in cities in the South. Ordinary urban objects come to mind, for example, street signs, drain covers, street lights, paved roads, which respectively contribute to addressing and identifying places and their residents, preserving hygiene and public health, and the movement of persons and consumer goods
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  • Find out about AFD's flagship urban projects

    The project aims to integrate the vulnerable communities of this neighborhood, where nearly half the residents of the capital live... It contributes to the social development of these neighborhoods, and to improving living conditions for their residents
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  • Kibera Visit

    According to an environmental study led by IFRA (French Institute of Research in Africa), before the project 40 % of the inhabitants living near Bio-centres had no access to decent facilities... Eventually, approximately 15 000 inhabitants of the informal districts will have seen their everyday life improved
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