France

France

Highlights

At Financing the Future: Education 2030, held on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, leaders called for supporting GPE and its replenishment target (US$2 billion by 2020)...
“Financing the Future: Education 2030” at the United Nations on September 20 was a side event of the 72nd General Assembly. The event was co-hosted by Norway, France, Malawi and Senegal. With UNESCO...
Much of the focus of international aid in education has been on the lack of access to schools, particularly in poorer countries in sub-Saharan Africa or in conflict zones. But a new research from the...
Pledge for GPE 2nd replenishment 2015-2018:
EUR17,000,000
Share of 2nd replenishment total pledges:
1.00%
Total contributions:
US$107,099,440
Share of total contributions:
2.34%

Aid to education

Responsibility for defining French ODA policy is shared between the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Employment and the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs.

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD), a bilateral development finance institution, is technically an executing agency, but it has increasingly provided intellectual leadership on development issues.

According to France’s 2016 Inter-Ministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development white paper, France’s education efforts will continue to focus on the Francophonie and support for basic education will increase significantly.

In 2015, the top five recipients of French aid to basic education were: Wallis and Futuna, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, and Tunisia.

France developed a new strategy for its external action on education, vocational training and insertion covering the years 2017-2012.

France and GPE

France is part of the Donor 5 constituency on the GPE Board, together with the European CommissionGermanyItaly, and Spain.

In 2016, France has increased its contribution to the Global Partnership for Education by EUR8 million, which brings its contribution for the 2015-2017 period to a total of EUR17 million.

Last updated May 16, 2017