Southern cities


  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    This work by researchers and experts was mainly conducted during the period 1990 2000, during which structural adjustment reforms paved the way for major delegation contracts in Southern cities. This collective publication lies between academic research and strategic thinking by actors in the sector
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  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    This work by researchers and experts was mainly conducted during the period 1990 2000, during which structural adjustment reforms paved the way for major delegation contracts in Southern cities. This collective publication lies between academic research and strategic thinking by actors in the sector
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  • 3 questions to

    Southern cities generally stand out for the lack of such networks, which are developed and operate efficiently... For example, without sanitation networks, in Southern cities all the wastewater is discharged into the street, parks and natural waterways
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  • 2016, a record year for AFD

    Southern cities generally stand out for the lack of such networks, which are developed and operate efficiently... For example, without sanitation networks, in Southern cities all the wastewater is discharged into the street, parks and natural waterways
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  • Rémy Rioux appointed Chief Executive Officer of Agence Française de Développement by the Council of Ministers today, 25 May 2016

    Southern cities generally stand out for the lack of such networks, which are developed and operate efficiently... For example, without sanitation networks, in Southern cities all the wastewater is discharged into the street, parks and natural waterways... In cities, access to drinking water is even worse: practically none of the networks are working and the access rate is estimated at 14 %. These statistics mean that Southern Sudan ranks the lowest worldwide
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  • Southern Sudan: New State, New Franco-German Cooperation

    In cities, access to drinking water is even worse: practically none of the networks are working and the access rate is estimated at 14 %. These statistics mean that Southern Sudan ranks the lowest worldwide. This alarming situation is likely to be exacerbated further by migratory flows, with on one hand a strong rural exodus (80 % of the population are still rural dwellers), and on other hand the return of refugees and internally displaced persons, which could gather pace after the creation of the new State
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  • AFD's strategy in Southern Africa

    AFD's strategy in Southern Africa... AFD supports South Africa's sustainable urban-development policy, aiming to integrate townships and informal settlements and to regenerate inner cities
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  • Agriculture and Rural Development

    How important is family farming for France and its action in Southern countries?... The guiding thread for France's action in Southern countries is to draw on its history to demonstrate the strength and productive potential of family farming... Unfortunately, some governments in the south still doubt that these farms have the ability to modernize, and rely more on foreign direct investments or urban classes to sow in lines the thousands of hectares of crops that are required to feed growing cities
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  • Events

    Launch of AFD Development Reporters Photography Contest -"Cities and People... AFD's aim is to raise the profession's awareness of development challenges in Southern countries and invite reflection on tangible and sustainable solutions... Three members of the jury Alain Mingam, journalist, photographer and President of the Photography Prize Jury, Yann Arthus Bertrand, photographer and director, Alain Genestar, Publications Director of POLKA Magazine and Louis Jacques Vaillant, Director of External Relations and Partnerships at AFD, have accepted to give us four exclusive interviews (see the videos below) to tell us about this event, with the rich diversity of viewpoints it brings together, its purpose, and the observations that led to the choice of its topic for 2012, Cities and People." A development reporter is also a messenger of peace
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