Want to know about the Agence Française de Développement new strategy, its priority areas, coordination mechanisms, partners and beneficiaries in Lebanon?

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is a French public development bank. It has been working for over seventy years to promote economic and social development in South countries and Overseas France.
AFD has been a partner of Lebanon since 1999 and has invested more than 1.1 billion euros in the country, taking actions to reduce vulnerabilities and assisting the country towards a more balanced and sustainable development path in a context of regional crisis.
AFD has adopted a new strategy for its action in Lebanon for the period 2021-2025. will be twofold: to help the country cope with the crisis on the short term and to lay the foundations for a State that serves its populations on the long term.
Its intervention will be structured around three objectives:
(i) preserving development achievements;
(ii) strengthening social cohesion; and
(iii) supporting the emergence of public and non-state actors for development.

Its financing will support actions in five areas:
– Equitable access to quality healthcare and treatment of psychosocial disorders;
– Equitable access to quality education and vocational training, as well as formal employment ;
– Improved governance to promote access to quality water and sanitation services ;
– Inclusive territorial development to promote population resilience and economic revitalization ;
– Support for economic and financial governance reforms.
Gender and climate will be two cross-cutting priorities in all its actions and all of the supported actions will be aimed at combating socio-economic vulnerabilities.

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