Official development assistance


  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • Changing World of Aid

    Official Development Assistance, aid effectiveness, changing world of aid, results- based approach, accountability, project process, new actors, new development models... 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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  • AFD's Economic Newsletter n°22 | Aid Effectiveness

    A bimonthly newsletter on development issues and economic analysis. This initiative is in step with the renewal of Official Development Assistance policies. Every two months, readers will discover varied analyses of assistance concepts and policies, discussions on the economic news in regions where the AFD intervenes, and an overview of the Agency' s main works and publications
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  • AFD's Economic Newsletter n°22 | Aid Effectiveness

    A bimonthly newsletter on development issues and economic analysis. This initiative is in step with the renewal of Official Development Assistance policies. Every two months, readers will discover varied analyses of assistance concepts and policies, discussions on the economic news in regions where the AFD intervenes, and an overview of the Agency' s main works and publications
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  • Press Releases

    This year, the barometer focused on French people' s expectations in terms of official development assistance in a difficult economic and social context... France's action in terms of official development assistance is seen as being justified... In order to deal with corruption issues, the French are overwhelmingly in favour of supporting local partners: local authorities in developing countries (38 %), NGOs and French associations that support ODA (38 %), etc
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  • Guarantees in foreign states

    It belongs to the French Official Development Assistance instruments. FASEP grants mostly finance technical assistance for project preparation (feasibility studies, preliminary design, detailed design, etc)
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  • Financing development

    How to finance development?. If Official Development Assistance (ODA) continues to be a major source of financing, its USD 134 bn a year will not be sufficient to finance the estimated needs. To multiply the effects of ODA, it should be designed and used as an incentive system that gives rational reasons to local actors to mobilize domestic resources for sustainable development
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  • AFD's Newsletter

    What results for Official Development Assistance? Supporting Turkey's proactive forestry policy
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