Poorest countries


  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    The poorest countries face considerable challenges. They must simultaneously address their demographic and economic transition, while taking account of climate change
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  • A €4m grant to support the development of education (July the 7th, 2011 Board of Directors)

    Despite strong economic growth since the turn of the decade, Tanzania remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Strengthening the education sector is core to the government's strategy to support economic development and reduce poverty and inequalities
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  • AFD-EUDN 2005

    Much of the current popular debate about foreign aid is based on the assumption that the poorest countries are in a poverty trap. Do the poorest countries stagnate at zero per capita growth? Do poor countries, in fact, grow more slowly than rich countries, and if so why?... How do these explanations for low growth of the poorest countries fare against alternative explanations, such as bad government and institutions?
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  • AFD Group

    PROPARCO is developing an entire range of long term financial instruments (equity, loans and guarantees) that will go to promote the supply of basic services for the populations of the poorest countries. CEFEB
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  • Hélène DJOUFELKIT

    Cohen D, H Djoufelkit Cottenet, P Jacquet, C Valadier, 2007, Lending to the Poorest Countries. Foundations and Principles of a New Countercyclical Debt Instrument, Afrique Contemporaine, forthcoming
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  • Hélène DJOUFELKIT

    Cohen D, H Djoufelkit Cottenet, P Jacquet, C Valadier, 2007, Lending to the Poorest Countries. Foundations and Principles of a New Countercyclical Debt Instrument, Afrique Contemporaine, forthcoming
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  • 3 questions to

    At the G20 meeting in London and the World Bank / IMF Annual Meetings, all countries pledged to maintain their levels of aid to the poorest countries, particularly Africa... They are consequently earmarked for the poorest countries in Africa and post- crisis countries that are unable to borrow
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  • Press Releases

    The funds invested in this pilot initiative will be implemented by Gavi, an international public private partnership, which will provide vaccines to children in the poorest countries... France must continue to lead the way on these issues, not only because of the substantial positive impact of its actions on the world's poorest countries, but also because it serves as a role model for other donors
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  • Press Releases

    It invests in a geographical area encompassing major emerging countries and the poorest countries, particularly Africa. PROPARCO offers a full range of financial tools tailored to the needs of private investors in developing countries (loans, equity, guarantees and financial engineering)
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  • The AFD in Sudan

    Sudan is not among the 14 priority poor countries defined by the last inter-ministry committee for international cooperation and development, but is part of the Priority Intervention Zone. AFD's interventions in Sudan
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