Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.
In 2012, France’s net official development assistance (ODA) amounted to USD 12.1 billion, a 0.8% decrease from 2011. The ratio of ODA to gross national income was unchanged at 0.46% in 2011 and 2012, but below the level reached in 2010 (0.50%). France projects that ODA will rise to EUR 10.9 billion, or 0.48% of GNI, in 2015. The government has announced that the upward trend towards 0.7% of GNI would resume as soon as growth was restored in France.
Key Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2013 (DCR)
France: a good donor but must ensure that poor countries get the aid they need
France’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) was USD 12.1 billion in 2012, making it the 4th largest DAC member in terms of the volume of aid. This represents, however, 0.46% of French Gross National Income (GNI) – below France’s international commitment. The review recommends that France plan to reach the 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio as soon as possible.
France recently evaluated its health insurance programme in rural Cambodia. The evaluation presents evidence collected during the expansion of the Health Microinsurance program in the country. Health insurance is a newer product in developing countries, and this type of evidence had rarely been explored.