Agence Française de Développement is a government body carrying out public policy, primarily overseas.
Given this mandate, AFD as an organization, and each of its staff members as well, must consistently meet the highest standards of daily conduct. To achieve this, the present Professional Ethics Charter needs to not only be fully assimilated into day-to-day activities, but should also inspire staff to aim beyond what would generally be considered an acceptable level of professional conduct. The present Professional Ethics Charter must consequently be both clear and ambitious. Difficulties arising need to be resolved quickly, through
open dialogue, and through external advice where necessary. Each employee should be driven by a sincere desire to remain fully accountable to the ministerial authorities, elected officials, and fellow citizens.