France is the 5th largest donor of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
Since 2014, France’s official development assistance (ODA) has grown significantly. In 2017, France’s ODA stood at €10.1 billion, or 0.43% of the gross national income (GNI), which is much higher than the DAC average (0.31%). France’s ODA posted the highest increase (+16%) among DAC donors between 2016 and 2017.
In 2017, only five DAC countries met the UN target to devote 0.7% of the GNI to ODA. France ranks tenth among donors in terms of GNI percentage.
Africa is a priority of French development policy: In 2017, it recieved 41% of French bilateral and multilateral funds (€4.1 billion), two-thirds of which (€3 billion) went to sub-Saharan Africa.
France’s ODA mainly consists of grants (77% of overall ODA in 2017). Loans account for 23% of our overall ODA, ranking France second among OECD DAC loan providers, behind Japan and ahead of Germany.