The benefits of French international action in education
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recognized expertise in the educational field: closely associated with a longstanding, sound and diversified educational system, French research is highly productive in this area, particularly in economics and educational sciences.
Francophony, an asset in this sector: thanks to their history and language of instruction, French-speaking countries have common ground and interests with the French educational system.
strong operational capacities: given the extent of its network, France has levers of action in every education-related domain, at both the bilateral and multilateral levels.
France’s political role as a facilitator of access to international funding, especially in Africa: France is often the leading donor at the local level and knows how to efficiently mobilize expertise.
Key Figures For education
Between 1999 and 2006, the average net enrolment ratio rose from 54 per cent to 70 per cent in sub-Saharan Africa.
Two thirds of developing countries have achieved girl/boy parity in basic education.
75 million children still do not attend school.
55 per cent of them are girls.
UNESCO estimates that $11 billion per year are needed in external aid to achieve universal education (high of $5.5 billion reached in 2006).
France’s Position Over the last years:
France contributed an average of R130 million per year to basic education in bilateral aid.
France contributed R20 million to the Fast Track multinational initiative (FTI) between 2005 and 2008, and has promised R50 million for 2010-2012.
Updated on : April 2010
- France and higher vocational education abroad (July 2011)
- Promoting French expertise internationally (June 2011)
- France's Action to Promote Innovation (December 2010)
- French external action for education in developing countries (2010-2015)
- Quality Charter for French Government Foreign Scholars (2008)