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
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.