France Overall Performance

France ranked 11th in the HRI 2011, improving four positions from last year. Based on the patterns of its scores, France is classified as a Group 2 donor. Donors in this group tend to perform slightly below average in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery), where they score well below average, and Pillar 5 (Learning accountability), where they are close to average. Other Group 2 donors include Canada, the European Commission, the United Kingdom and the United States. France’s overall score was below the OECD/DAC and Group 2 averages. Compared to OECD/DAC donors and its Group 2 peers,

France scored below average in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 1 (Responding to needs), where it scored above the OECD/ DAC and Group 2 averages. France did best compared to its OECD/DAC peers in the indicators on Funding and commissioning evaluations, Timely funding to complex emergencies, Facilitating safe access, Strengthening local capacity and Beneficiary participation. Its scores were relatively the lowest in indicators on Funding UN and RC/RC appeals, Funding accountability initiatives, Funding reconstruction and prevention, Funding international risk mitigation and Refugee law.

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