Major challenges


  • Sustainable urban and territorial development

    The rapidity of urban growth gives rise to major challenges in terms of employment, equipment, services and environmental protection. The sustainable urban and territorial development research program focuses on the impacts that climate change has on urban territories, the fight against socio-territorial inequalities, and the challenges of urban planning and local economic development
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  • Supporting green and inclusive growth

    In relation to the major challenges Indonesia is facing today and the priorities of the Indonesian government, AFD focuses its work in Indonesia with two purposes. Contribute to Indonesia's efforts in the fight against climate change (appropriate infrastructure development, establishment of dedicated financial instruments
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  • Urbanization in Africa: What solutions for controlled growth?

    In a video interview, three AFD experts, François Tirot, Marie Bjornson Langen and Samuel Lefèvre, describe the phenomenon, tell us about the balances which are increasingly fragile and difficult to maintain, and the approach AFD has decided to take to help governments and local authorities face this major challenge for Africa
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  • €70m in funding to the Republic of Kenya (Board of Directors meeting of 26/05/2011)

    With a total cost of USD165m, these programs are tackling the country' s major challenges on a large scale and will have unprecedented economic and social impacts
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  • Education and Health

    Vietnam's population is expected to reach 125 million by 2025. Such growth means that the country has to come to grips with a number of major challenges, including access to quality health and education services. -Projets
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  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    The third section concerns financial challenges: there is the need to mobilize domestic financing, which reflects a strong political commitment; to make the best possible use of the scarce grant resources available, which is a major challenge. A detailed analysis of the perception of project risks and of the quality of the initiators sheds light on the possible directions for high-impact financial engineering
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  • Education and Health

    Vietnam's population is expected to reach 125 million by 2025. Such growth means that the country has to come to grips with a number of major challenges, including access to quality health and education services. -Projets
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  • Celebration of the 10th anniversary of AFD in China

    This strong partnership focuses on innovation and the introduction in China of the best solutions and expertise to respond to the major challenges the country is facing for the preservation of the environment and the transition towards a greener economy. © Goldenstone On the margins of these consultations, the financing agreement of a 35 million Euros loan for the construction of a cogeneration plant from biomass was concluded
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  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    The third section concerns financial challenges: there is the need to mobilize domestic financing, which reflects a strong political commitment; to make the best possible use of the scarce grant resources available, which is a major challenge. A detailed analysis of the perception of project risks and of the quality of the initiators sheds light on the possible directions for high-impact financial engineering
    Read more

  • Press Releases

    Part 2 focuses on agriculture as a major challenge for contemporary societies... To address the major challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss, IDDRI provides input to support discussions on world governance between the different players and contributes to ongoing work on the redefinition of development pathways
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