Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.
In 2011, France’s ODA amounted to USD 12.99 billion, down by 5.6% compared to 2010. This is the first decrease in real terms since 2007, after which ODA increased by an average of 13% each year between 2008 and 2010.
The ratio of ODA to GNI also dropped from 0.50% in 2010 to 0.46% in 2011, below its 2009 level (0.47%). Despite the fall, France reiterated its commitment to reach the target of donating 0.7% of its GNI to ODA by 2015.
Key Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2012 (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.