French official development assistance, key figures


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.

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