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ADA, an expert in inclusive finance and a driver of partnerships and innovation 

ADA (Appui au développement autonome) is a Luxembourgish, non-governmental organisation that has been increasing the autonomy of vulnerable people in Africa, Central America and South-East Asia with inclusive finance since 1994, thereby contributing to achieving the sustainable development goals.

ADA leverages its resources and expertise to innovate, support local partners, implement technical support programmes, give investment advice and manage knowledge to positively and sustainably impact targeted populations.  

ADA’s activities focus on three main topics: youth entrepreneurship, agricultural and forestry value chains as well as access to basic services. These activities take into account three transversal priorities: climate change, gender and the use of digital technologies.  

In organisational terms, the team includes around 45 employees and a dozen technical advisors in the field. ADA has an average annual budget of 15 million euros. 



ADA is a Luxembourgish non-governmental organisation that strengthens the autonomy of vulnerable people by leveraging inclusive finance to improve their living conditions.