Development Co-operation Directorate

DAC member profile: France


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

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2016

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2016.

In 2015,  France provided  USD 9.2 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.37% of gross national income (GNI) and a 2.8% increase in real terms from 2014, the first since 2010. France is the 11th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) provider in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 5th largest in terms of volume. France is committed, at European level, to collectively achieve a 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio by 2030. France’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 92.3% in 2014 (increasing from 90.1% in 2013), compared to the DAC average of 80.6%. The grant element of total ODA was 85.6% in 2014, higher than in 2013 (when it stood at 84.4%) but 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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