Sub-Saharan African countries


  • Press Releases

    The School and National Languages project (ELAN) will help the eight French speaking Sub Saharan African countries that have joined the initiative to organize bilingual education combining the use of an African language understood by children and the learning of the French language during the first years of primary school
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  • Socio-anthropological analysis: What support for development assistance?

    This research on governance is subdivided into two clearly distinct programs, one on the central administrations of French speaking Sub Saharan African countries and the other on the municipalities of French Polynesia, with field surveys which should be completed in late 2014. A more in-depth understanding of the contemporary changes in the societies that benefit from aid, by focusing on the complex dialectic of the most societal and least contingent aspects of tradition and modernity: this open reflection is currently focusing on Africa, which remains a priority for AFD
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  • Afrique contemporaine n°237 | Agricultural Investments in Africa, Migrants in Postcolonial Central African Cities

    Agriculture in Sub Saharan African countries, abandoned by public aid for development, is benefiting from significant investments made by public or private actors. Agricultural Investments in Africa, Migrants in Postcolonial Central African Cities... The contributions in this publication use case studies to provide insight into the nature of these investments and their consequences in Sub Saharan Africa in terms of food security and changes in the agricultural sector
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    These are the words US President Barack Obama used in a speech he made, during a very recent African tour, to introduce the announcement of a US initiative (Power Africa) to double access to electricity in Sub Saharan Africa... Well before the US President's recent declarations, households and citizens in African countries, civil societies, entrepreneurs, public policies and donors had all identified the lack of access to energy as the main barrier to Africa's development and had made access to electricity for all a primary objective
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  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    The 2008 global financial crisis has severely damaged the economical perspectives of most commercial partners of many Sub Saharan African countries. How solid are the growth systems of these countries?... The author anlyses the structural evolutions of the growth system of this economy, the financial situation of the State, and the country's insertion in the global commercial exchanges
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  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    The 2008 global financial crisis has severely damaged the economical perspectives of most commercial partners of many Sub Saharan African countries. How solid are the growth systems of these countries?... The author anlyses the structural evolutions of the growth system of this economy, the financial situation of the State, and the country's insertion in the global commercial exchanges
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  • A €4.5m grant for the integration of teaching in national languages (July the 7th, 2011 Board of Directors)

    Several African countries want to overcome this difficulty by teaching the first school lessons (reading and writing, arithmetic) in an African language that children understand, which will help them continue their studies in French. The aim is to promote the gradual development of bilingual primary education in eight countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Mali, Niger and Senegal), combining the use of African languages at beginning of the primary cycle with French, which will continue to be the teaching language at the end of the primary cycle
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  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    Launched in 2009 by AFD and the World Bank, this research program explores systematically the main sectors and crucial challenges for the future of African countries within 2050. A late demogarphic transition, an increasing pressure on the land, a complex implementation of a land governance and a sustainable management of natural ressources... are amongst the challenges related to land in Sub Saharan Africa
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  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    Launched in 2009 by AFD and the World Bank, this research program explores systematically the main sectors and crucial challenges for the future of African countries within 2050. A late demogarphic transition, an increasing pressure on the land, a complex implementation of a land governance and a sustainable management of natural ressources... are amongst the challenges related to land in Sub Saharan Africa
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  • "A continent we view differently"

    Yves Boudot spent 27 years of his career in about ten African countries... What are the main challenges that Sub Saharan African countries need to face?... However, AFD now works in all Sub Saharan African countries where it adapts its action and tailors its tools to the needs expressed and to our ability to meet them
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