AFD is a public and solidaritybased development bank and the central actor in France’s development policy. It supports projects that improve the everyday lives of people in developing and emerging economies and in French overseas territories. It operates across many sectors (energy, health, biodiversity, water, the digital economy, training) to partner the transition to a safer, fairer and more sustainable world for everyone. Its action is focused firmly on achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). Through its network of 85 agencies, AFD operates in 109 countries, where it is currently financing, monitoring and supporting over 3,500 development projects. In 2017, it provided €10.4 billion in funding for these projects.