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OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: France 2018

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The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review.

This review analyses the performance of France, including its efforts towards international stability and climate financing, as well as the impact of the grant-loan composition and the cross-government management of its aid programme.

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France's global efforts for sustainable development

France is a leading player on the global stage for promoting international stability and sustainable development. Since 2015, the country has strongly supported efforts to promote, implement and encourage accession to the Paris Agreement. However, France still does not possess a mechanism or the means to guarantee policy coherence. In the economic field, France has made progress in the fight against corruption and illicit capital flows: the 2016 law known as “Sapin II” requires large businesses, including financing bodies such as the French Development Agency (AFD), to adopt a mechanism for preventing corruption. Resources for and means of raising public development awareness are meagre in comparison with other countries, and there is still work to be done if all stakeholders are to take development co‑operation priorities and outcomes on board and communicate them clearly.

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