France to drastically increase development budget by US$874 million

During the annual conference of French ambassadors held in Paris on September 2, 2022, Catherine Colonna, Minister for European and Foreign Affairs announced that France's ODA will increase by €860 million (US$874 million) in 2023, in line with ambitions to reach the 0.7% ODA/GNI target by 2025.

The amount will be proposed to the Parliament, which will debate the budget law until December.

France's development policy will be supported by Secretary of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships Chrysoula Zacharopoulou. According to Colonna, France's development priorities will be discussed and possibly adapted by the president and prime minister in a forthcoming Presidential Council for Development meeting, followed by a meeting of the Interministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development (CICID) session at the beginning of 2023.

Speech - Ministry for European and Foreign Affairs