France's Macron pledges development assistance increase during second term

At the annual gathering of French ambassadors on September 1, 2022, President Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech in which he pledged to increase France's development assistance during his second term (2022-2027).

This increase will follow the financial trajectory adopted in the 2021 Law on Inclusive Development, which set an ODA spending target of 0.7% GNI by 2025.

On global health, President Macron highlighted the importance of reinforcing the role and independence of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its One Health approach. Macron also asserted that strengthening the local production of vaccines, treatments, and diagnostics should be considered a priority.

In addition, Macron declared France will continue to modernize its development policy through a practice of "solidarity investments," composed of partnerships with multilateral organizations, countries, companies, and CSOs in addition to mobilizing development banks through the Finance in Common initiative led by the French Development Agency (AFD). 

Speech - French Presidency (in French)