About: Christian Reboul

Development Policy 28-04-2016

French aid transparency among the worst in the world

In 2014, France launched a drive for greater transparency in its official development assistance. But two years on, results have proved elusive, and France is still among Europe’s worst performers. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 16-12-2015

French 2016 budget exposes empty promises on development

France's numerous promises of aid for the Global South do not feature in the government's 2016 budget bill, which will finally be adopted today (16 December). EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 01-10-2015

Oxfam: ‘French 2016 budget contradicts development promises’

France plans further cuts to its development aid budget in 2016. Christian Reboul told EURACTIV France that this decision runs against the urgent need for financing for the new Sustainable Development Goals. 
Development Policy 17-07-2015

Addis Ababa development financing conference stumbles on tax evasion

The Addis Ababa conference on development financing has ended in agreement on the 2030 plan, but OECD members proved unwilling to address tax evasion. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 10-04-2015

French development aid falls below EU average

The French budget for official development assistance (ODA) fell for the fourth year running in 2014. The latest cut of 10% since 2013 has left French ODA below the European average. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 18-02-2015

France pushes for security spending to be recognised as development aid

France spent millions resolving conflicts in Mali and the Central African Republic in 2014. Now Paris is lobbying the OECD to include spending on security and peacekeeping operations in calculations of official development assistance. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 29-10-2014

French Parliament launches aid budget rescue package

The French Parliament voted to reduce France's 2015 development budget on Tuesday (28 October:. MPs reallocated 35 million euros to help the poorest countries, in an attempt to limit the impact of the reduction. EURACTIV.fr Reports.
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Development Policy 10-10-2014

French agencies score poorly in Aid Transparency Index

In another blow for French development aid policy, Publish What You Fund has placed France near the bottom of its 2014 international rankings for aid transparency. EURACTIV France reports.
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Development Policy 03-10-2014

Mali slowly pulling out of crisis

In May 2013, the international community promised 3.3 billion euros in aid to Mali, money which is only now being mobilised. EURACTIV France reports.
[European Commission DG ECHO/Flickr]
Development Policy 03-10-2014

French development aid declines

The French development aid budget has been reduced by almost 20% since 2012. France hopes to cover this reduction with a tax on financial transactions, but the yields are uncertain, EURACTIV France reports