France increased development spending in 2018

According to preliminary figures released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC), France increased its development spending by 4.4% in 2018, reaching US$12.5 billion. France ranks fifth among top donor countries in absolute amount, representing 0.43% of its Gross National Income (GNI).

France's development agency, the AFD, has recently been given €1 billion for the following years. If disbursed rapidly, this increase might be reflected in 2020 figures, following the pledge made by French President Emmanuel Macron to drastically increase spending to reach 0.55% of GNI 2022.

Website - OECD website
News article - Le Monde Afrique (in French)