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Transparency of Development Aid (FR0032)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: France Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Agence française de développement

Support Institution(s): Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Agence française de développement

Policy Areas

Aid, E-Government, Open Data, Records Management

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Improving transparency in public development aid
Challenges
The conclusions reached by the 2011 Busan High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness call on donor countries to increase traceability and efficacy of development aid. For France, transparency in public aid, combined with its better foreseeability, meets a democratic need for accountability, understanding and legitimacy of French development cooperation policies. Such transparency is also beneficial as it improves aid effectiveness and limits cases of corruption.
Aims
Improving accessibility of data on public development aid and widening the scope of published data (geographical areas, players, etc.)
The Interministerial Committee meeting of 30 November 2016 highlighted France’s commitment to “improving the transparency and accountability of French aid” (Focus V).
Information on operational deployment of aid is made available systematically in the Creditor Reporting System (CRS) managed by the OECD. Budgetary information and public development aid performance indicators may be consulted on the performance- publique.budget.gouv.fr platform.
In order to facilitate reuse, raw data on Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and Agence française de développement (AFD) development projects are openly published on the data.gouv.fr platform as well as on a single platform (http://www.transparence- aide.gouv.fr/), proactively compared with data published by the OECD.
This single platform provides better clarity of data, enabling users to view projects implemented by France on a map via a geolocation tool. Users can also find each project’s characteristics (implementation date, description, type of aid and financial data) on the site.
France is therefore continuing its efforts and making further progress with regard to transparency and accountability in its development and international solidarity policy, in order to meet the highest standards, both in the Development Aid Committee and for other initiatives, the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) in particular.
Complementing reports on accountability and information on France’s action with regard to aid, the following actions are proposed:
widening the scope of data currently published;
France National action plan – 2018-2020
publishing new data associated with transparency in public development aid;
improving clarity of information on transparency in public development aid.
The road map in detail
ACTIONS

TIMESCALE

Extending publication of data on public development aid to new geographical areas (MEAE)
S1 2019 Publishing data on public development aid provided by new players such as Proparco (AFD)
S2 2019
Merging publication of data on a single platform
S2 2018
Publishing data on the impact and/or results of AFD projects
S2 2018
Continuing to provide the OECD’s Development Aid Committee with data for publication of quality data in compliance with the OECD’s latest standards S2 2018-S1 2019


France's Commitments

  1. Transparency of Public Services

    FR0030, 2018, E-Government

  2. Transparency of Public Procurement

    FR0031, 2018, E-Government

  3. Transparency of Development Aid

    FR0032, 2018, Aid

  4. Expand open data

    FR0033, 2018, E-Government

  5. Improved data policies and administration

    FR0034, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Transparency of Public Algorithms

    FR0035, 2018, E-Government

  7. Open data at sub-national level

    FR0036, 2018, Capacity Building

  8. State AI lab

    FR0037, 2018, Capacity Building

  9. Administrative capacity-building

    FR0038, 2018, Capacity Building

  10. Public Service Incubators

    FR0039, 2018, Capacity Building

  11. Streamline data flows

    FR0040, 2018, E-Government

  12. Open Etat forum

    FR0041, 2018, E-Government

  13. Online procedures dashboard

    FR0042, 2018, E-Government

  14. GovTech summit

    FR0043, 2018, Capacity Building

  15. Imrove public consultation mechanisms

    FR0044, 2018, E-Government

  16. International transparency and citizen participation

    FR0045, 2018, Aid

  17. Public pariticipation in sustainable development

    FR0046, 2018, Capacity Building

  18. Open Science

    FR0047, 2018, E-Government

  19. Citizen involvement in Cour des Comptes

    FR0048, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. Private sector transparency

    FR0049, 2018, Asset Disclosure

  21. Access to information on public officials

    FR0050, 2018, Asset Disclosure

  22. Open Regional and Local Authorities' Data

    FR0001, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  23. Publish municipal council decisions and reports online

    FR0002, 2015, E-Government

  24. Publish building permits in open data format

    FR0003, 2015, Open Data

  25. Starred commitment Increase Transparency in Public Procurement

    FR0004, 2015, Open Contracting and Procurement

  26. Improve Transparency in International Development Aid

    FR0005, 2015, Aid

  27. Open Access to Public Policy Evaluations

    FR0006, 2015, E-Government

  28. Involve Citizens in Cour des Comptes Work

    FR0007, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  29. Access to Public Officials Transparency Obligations

    FR0008, 2015, E-Government

  30. Starred commitment Beneficial Ownership

    FR0009, 2015, Beneficial Ownership

  31. Transparency in Extractive Industries

    FR0010, 2015, Extractive Industries

  32. Transparency in International Trade Commercial Negotiations

    FR0011, 2015, Labor

  33. Fix My Neighborhood

    FR0012, 2015, E-Government

  34. Digital Fix-it

    FR0013, 2015, Open Data

  35. Co-produce Data Infrastructure with Civil Society

    FR0014, 2015, Open Data

  36. Starred commitment Open Legal Resources

    FR0015, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  37. Reform Participatory Mechanisms

    FR0016, 2015, Public Participation

  38. Mediation and Justice

    FR0017, 2015, Judiciary

  39. Starred commitment Open and Circulate Data

    FR0018, 2015, Land & Spatial Planning

  40. Open Calculation Models and Simulators

    FR0019, 2015, Open Data

  41. Open Platform for Government Resources

    FR0020, 2015, E-Government

  42. Improve Public Services through E-Government and User Interaction

    FR0021, 2015, E-Government

  43. Empower Civil Society to Support Schools

    FR0022, 2015, E-Government

  44. Diversify Recruitment within Public Institutions

    FR0023, 2015, Capacity Building

  45. Culture Change

    FR0024, 2015, Capacity Building

  46. Spread Public Innovation

    FR0025, 2015, Capacity Building

  47. Starred commitment Protect Against Conflicts of Interest

    FR0026, 2015, Conflicts of Interest

  48. Civil Society & Transparency in COP21 Conference Planning

    FR0027, 2015, Environment and Climate

  49. Open data and Climate/Sustainable Development

    FR0028, 2015, Open Data

  50. Collaborate with Civil Society on Climate and Sustainable Development

    FR0029, 2015, Environment and Climate