The new development and solidarity law replaces the law of orientation and programming on development policy adopted in 2014.
The new law sets out to:
- Address the underlying causes of crises by supporting vulnerable countries, particularly in Africa
- Provide France, the fifth largest donor in the world, with the means to combat global inequalities
- Raise development assistance from .37% to .55% of GDP
- Define clear geographic and sectoral priorities
- Strengthen partnerships to ensure real impact on the ground
- Reinforce and improve management
- Create more transparency and better monitoring of results in the field
- Make French territories hubs for hosting international institutions
- Improve the system for the restitution of "ill-gotten gains"
To find out more: visit the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs