- What form will development take after 2015?
- How to ensure transparent and effective aid?
- How to increase the coherence of public policies for development?
- How to strengthen partnerships between State and non-state actors?
- Technological and social innovations, research policies: what are development’s key challenges?
The findings were gathered and will be the basis for an organizational and orientation law to be presented to Parliament during the summer of 2013.
During his closing speech, the President of the Republic François Hollande presented three goals for France’s development aid policy.
• First, contributing to economic development while respecting political criteria such as democracy, the fight against corruption, and strengthening the rule of law. Ensuring that the mobilization of financial and human resources is done within the context of strategies and projects, which ensures coherent and therefore more effective action.
• Second, security. The President of the Republic insisted that, “without security there can be no development.” Mali was taken as an example. Economic development can not move forward if territorial integrity and stability are not restored.
• Finally, the protection of the environment and our planet was introduced as the third goal of France’s development policy.
When the President of the Republic discussed the funding aspect of France’s “new development policy”, he stated that it was President Jacques Chirac who had lobbied for the airline ticket tax, a tax that François Hollande wants to expand across the European level.