France aid reforms and how they affected 2018 funding commitments

The French flag flutters in the sky over the Élysée Palace in Paris, France. Photo by: REUTERS / Philippe Wojazer

After a steady five-year decline, France’s official development assistance finally rose in 2017, to $11.4 billion or 0.43% of its gross national income.

This restored French ODA to 2012 levels. The country’s development spending is now slated to increase by €6 billion ($6.8 billion) over the course of President Emmanuel Macron’s mandate.

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