Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: France


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2015

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In 2014, France provided USD 10.4 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.36% of gross national income (GNI) and a 9.2% decrease in real terms from 2013, due to lower levels of debt relief and of loans to multilateral institutions. France is the 12th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 4th largest donor in terms of volume. France plans to achieve a 0.42% ODA/GNI ratio in 2015. However, its ODA has decreased every year since 2010, both in terms of volume and as a share of GNI. The grant element of total ODA was 84.4% in 2013, below the DAC compliance grant element norm of 86%.

Peer review findings: 2013

Latest evaluation reports

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.

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