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International Partnerships

Key facts

Implementing Partner:

Agence Française de Développement (AFD) 

Guarantee volume:

Up to €35 million


Micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises, digital innovation

Geographical focus:

Sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Neighbourhood with a special focus on fragile states and least developed countries

Types of investments:

Equity fund guarantee


How can private investors get involved?

If you are an investor looking to invest in MSMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or in the southern part of the European Neighbourhood, we recommend getting in touch with AFD.

Contact: saabnatafd [dot] fr (saabn[at]afd[dot]fr)

About Agence Française de Développement

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group funds, supports and accelerates the transitions to a fairer and more sustainable world. Focusing on climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban development, health and governance, their teams carry out more than 4,200 projects in France’s overseas departments and territories and another 150 countries.

AFD website

Press release: Choose Africa launches the FISEA+ facility: a new EUR 210m investment capacity for African MSMEs