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While the U.K. is cutting its official development assistance, France is scaling up. Paris hit 0.53% of gross national income on ODA in 2020, up from 0.38% in 2016.

A new programming bill for development assistance is making its way through the French parliament, which would establish a trajectory towards the fabled 0.7% GNI/ODA target by 2025.

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  • Vince Chadwick

    Vince Chadwick is the Brussels Correspondent for Devex. He covers the EU institutions, member states, and European civil society. A law graduate from Melbourne, Australia, he was social affairs reporter for The Age newspaper, before moving to Europe in 2013. He covered breaking news, the arts and public policy across the continent, including as a reporter and editor at POLITICO Europe.