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France’s ODA budget is made up of 24 separate budget programmes across 13 missions managed by 14 ministries, along with extra-budgetary funds.
France provided USD 15.4 billion of ODA in 2021, representing 0.52% of GNI. This was an increase of 4.6% in real terms in volume and a slight decrease in share of GNI from 2020. ODA measured on a grant equivalent basis has increased every year since 2014. France has a domestic commitment to achieve a 0.55% ODA/GNI ratio by 2022. The 2021 law on development confirmed France’s commitment to achieve a 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio in 2025, and has set the following intermediate targets: 0.61% in 2023 and 0.66% in 2024. France is also committed, at the European level, to collectively achieve a 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio by 2030. Within France’s ODA portfolio in 2020, 55.9% was provided in the form of grants and 44.1% in the form of non-grants.
France ranks fifth among Development Assistance Committee (DAC) countries in terms of ODA volume and seventh in terms of ODA/GNI ratio. A high share of screened bilateral allocable aid focused on environmental issues as a principal objective in 2020, compared with the DAC country average of 10.8%. France provided the highest share among DAC countries in gross bilateral ODA to small island developing states (SIDS) in 2020.
Global Partnership monitoring trend
Click here for a snapshot of France's results from the two most recent Global Partnership monitoring rounds (2018 and 2016). The Global Partnership monitoring process and framework have been revised, and the new round will take place from 2023 to 2026. This profile will be updated periodically as new data is generated by the monitoring exercise.
The OECD-DAC mid-term review published in 2022 highlighted the unanimous approval of the new development co-operation law and commended France’s efforts to increase ODA, introduce more efficient procedures, improve steering at partner country level, and more closely collaborate with civil society. It encouraged France to increase the share of grants compared to loans in line with its ambitions to support fragile contexts and the LDCs, and to strengthen its efforts to steer its development co-operation by results.