Jean-Benoît du Chalard

French Development Agency (AFD)

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) was created in December 1941. AFD is a French public development finance institution and a bilateral Agency established in more than 70 countries (12 in Asia), working to fight poverty and support economic, green and inclusive growth in developing and emerging countries. AFD implements the French government’s aid policies since seventy years.


In 2012, AFD has started its operations in Bangladesh and has signed in January 2013 with the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh a first loan of USD 45 million. It is a long-term Credit Facility Agreement to support the implementation of the Greater Dhaka Sustainable Urban Transport Project – Dhaka Bus Rapid Transit System – in partnership with Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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