French aid’s ‘differentiated partnerships’: Where to now?

The National Assembly of France. France’s new law outlining its development aid policy priorities is expected to improve the coherence and efficiency of French aid. Photo by: Richard Ying and Tangui Morlier / CC BY-SA

On June 23, 2014, France adopted a new law outlining its development aid policy priorities — surprisingly the first of its kind for the world’s fifth-largest bilateral donor.

Hailed by many as a significant step toward more transparency and accountability, the programming law is expected to improve the coherence and efficiency of French aid, mainly through a readjustment of its areas and instruments of intervention.

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