How much ODA does France provide?
What are France's strategic priorities for development?
Who are the main actors in French development cooperation?
How is the French ODA budget structured?
What are important decision-making opportunities in France's annual budget process?
How is France's ODA spent?
Aiming to increase its interventions for nutrition, France published its 2016-2020 roadmap for action in the area of nutrition assistance, ‘Improving nutrition for vulnerable populations’. The roadmap identifies five main guidelines: 1) integrate nutrition in programs implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), 2) contribute to better consideration of nutrition-related issues in partner countries, 3) contribute to strengthened international and European mobilization for nutrition, 4) contribute to research and knowledge development on nutrition, and 5) contribute to education around nutrition.
The French government has chosen to prioritize eight countries for these actions: Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Laos, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, the Central African Republic, and Chad.
French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault has announced the release of a document that outlines strategic orientations for partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAE) and civil society. The strategic document, the first such policy paper for France, was drafted and published by the MAE following a request from the Interministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development (CICID).
The document identifies seven ways to strengthen cooperation between the MAE and civil society organizations (CSOs): 1) financially support CSOs’ initiatives, 2) foster better understanding between the MAE and civil society, 3) support capacity strengthening for CSOs, 4) foster exchanges with regard to knowledge and 'know-how', 5) contribute to more efficiency, 6) value CSOs’ work within the MAE’s interventions, and 7) better acknowledge CSOs’ expertise within multilateral organizations. The implementation of guidelines listed in the document will be coordinated within the different departments of the MAE by the Ministry's division for relations with civil society and partnerships.
The 58th Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Investment Corporation takes place in Ascunción, Paraguay. This official gathering is a forum for discussion among the institutions' Governors, many of whom are finance ministers of the regional and non-regional member countries, central bank presidents, and advisors. Representatives from multilateral financial institutions, development agencies, and commercial and investment banks are also invited to attend.
Location: Asunción, Paraguay
As it develops a new strategy for its engagement in Africa, the French Development Agency (AFD) organizes a symposium in Paris on April 12, 2017. The symposium aims to analyze the different economic, political, and social dynamics across the continent. Speakers have not yet been announced, but the event consists of a number of panel discussion. It is hosted by the Arab World Institute.
Location : Paris, France