France – MEAE is responsible for setting development cooperation policy. It manages France’s Solidarity Funds – projects relating to humanitarian and food aid – and funds dedicated to democratic governance. France-MEAE is now ranked in the ‘fair’ category, one place behind France-AFD.
We call on France-MEAE to:
- Improve the comprehensiveness of its data, starting by making improvements to the publication of budgetary and financial information as well as performance-related information.
- Include at least project budget information as well as results and consistent publication of reviews and evaluations.
- Continue to provide information on its development activities on France’s open data portal and include all of its portfolio.
Demonstrate the impact of transparency on development work, by taking responsibility to promote the use of the data they publish: internally, to promote coordination and effectiveness; and externally, to explore online and in-person feedback loops, including at country-level.