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THE INTERVIEW

French development policy: 'We have to go beyond traditional aid'

By 2022, France will devote 0.55% of its GDP to official development assistance, compared to 0.38% today. This represents a €6 billion increase in development aid. Two-thirds of this sum will go to 19 priority countries, almost all of them located in Africa. Rémy Rioux, head of the French development aid agency AFD, tells us more about this strategy. He also reacts to Donald Trump's recent speech at the UN, in which the US president said his country would now only give aid to its "friends".

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Produced by Narimène Laouadi and Morgane Minair.

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