France

France

Highlights

As the Global Partnership for Education gears up for its replenishment, education advocates are predicting 2018 could be a pivotal year for global education, which has long languished behind global...
Media advisory: Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal and Emmanuel Macron of France are convening global leaders to revitalize global education financing and transform school outcomes and opportunities...
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)...
Pledge for GPE 2nd replenishment 2015-2018:
EUR17,000,000
Share of 2nd replenishment total pledges:
1.00%
Total contributions:
US$115,827,740
Share of total contributions:
2.47%

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 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.

France and Senegal will co-host GPE’s financing conference in February 2018.

Last updated November 21, 2017