Glossary

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A

ACP
African, Carribean and Pacific Group of States

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)

Adecia
Adecia

Development Agency of International Cooperation in the fields of Agriculture, Foods and Rural Areas

ADEME
French Environment and Energy Management Agency

ADEME is active in the implementation of public policy in the areas of the environment, energy and sustainable development

AFD
French Development Agency
AfDB
African Development Bank

African Development Bank (in French see BAD)

AFEM
Moroccan businesswomen's Association
AFNI
International Nuclear Agency - France
AFNOR
French Standards Association

French Standards Association. AFNOR Group revolves around 4 core competency areas: standardization, certification, industry press and training

AFPA
Association nationale pour la formation professionnelle des adultes

 Government body promoting adult vocational training (France)

Afristat
Observatory for Economics and Statistics in Sub-Saharan Africa
Afritac
African Regional Technical Assistance Centres

African Regional Technical Assistance Centres (IMF)

AFT
Agence France Trésor, French Debt Agency
AIFE
Government Financial Information Systems Agency

Government Financial Information Systems Agency ( Agence pour l'informatique financière de l'État), Ministry for Finance and Public Accounts, France

AIST
International Association of Treasury Services
ALSF
African Legal Support Facility

African Legal Support Facility, African Development Bank Group

AMF
Autorité des marchés financiers, France's financial regulatory Authority
AMU
Arab Maghreb Union

Arab Maghreb Union (in French see UMA)

ANC
Arab Maghreb Union (in French see UMA)
ANETI
Agency for employment and self-employment

Agence nationale pour l'emploi et le travail indépendant, Agency for employment and self-employment, Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment, Tunisia

ANFT
ANFT

Alliance franco-tunisienne pour le numérique

ANRMP
National Authority for the Regulation of Public Procurement

National Authority for the Regulation of Public Procurement ( Autorité nationale de régulation des marchés publics), Côte d'Ivoire

ANSSI
ANSSI

Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d'information, French Network and Information Security Agency

ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASEM
The Asia-Europe meeting

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an informal process of dialogue and cooperation bringing together the 27 European Union member states, 2 other European countries, and the European Union with 20 Asian countries and the ASEAN Secretariat

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B

BDEAC
Central African States Development Bank
BFPME
Bank of financing small and medium enterprises

Bank of financing small and medium enterprises (Tunisia)

BOAD
West African Development Bank

The West African Development Bank (BOAD) is the common development finance institution of the member countries of the West African Monetary Union (WAMU)

BRGM
Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières, Geological and Mining Research Office, France
BTC
Belgian Development Agency

Belgian development agency (in French see CTB)

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C

CAOA
Central Agency for organisation and administration, Egypt

(in French see ACOA)

CATEL
Club des acteurs de la télésanté
CBRN
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear

(in French see NRBC)

CDM
Clean Development Mechanism

Clean Development Mechanism (Kyoto Protocol) (in French see MDP)

CEFAC
Centre d'études et de formation des assistants techniques du commerce, des services et du tourisme
CEFEB
Center for Financial, Economic and Banking Studies

Center for Financial, Economic and Banking Studies (the training center of AFD)

CEMAC
Central African Economic and Monetary Community

Central African Economic and Monetary Community

CEMIA
The Centre of Excellence for Aerospace Industry Professions

The Centre of Excellence for Aerospace Industry Professions (Tunisia)

CENAFFIF
National Center for Training of Trainers and Training Engineering

National Center for Training of Trainers and Training Engineering (Tunisia)

CERI
Centre de recherches internationales

Le CERI est une unité mixte de recherche commune à Sciences Po Paris et au Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS).

CFSP
CFSP

Common foreign and security policy (European Union) [in French see PESC]

CGDD
Commissioner-General for Sustainable Development

Commissioner-General for Sustainable Development, Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

CGEFi
CGEFi

General Economic and Financial Audit Department, the Economy and Finance Ministries, France

CIASSP
Commission interministérielle d'audit salarial du secteur public
CIAT
The Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations

The Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT) supports the efforts of national governments by promoting the institutional strengthening of tax administrations and encouraging international cooperation. A non-profit international public organization, CIATprovides specialized technical assistance for the modernization of tax administrations

Cicid
The Inter-ministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development

The Inter-ministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development. Sector-based strategic orientations for French Public Development Aid and its geographic priorities are defined by the Cicid

CIEP
Centre international d’études pédagogiques

International Centre of languages and education studies.

The CIEP is a key public operator under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research. It is in addition the main operating partner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development with regard to the French language

CIRAD
French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development

CIRAD is the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions

CIS
Commonwealth of Independent States

Commonwealth of Independent States (in French see CEI)

CIVIPOL
Consulting and service company of the French Ministry of the Interior
CNAF
National Family Benefits Fund

National Family Benefits Fund (The French Social Security system’s Family Branch)

CNAMTS
Caisse nationale de l'assurance maladie des travailleurs salariés

Caisse nationale de l'assurance maladie des travailleurs salariés (National Health Insurance Fund, French National Social Security System)

COP21
Conference of the Parties

The COP is the supreme decision-making body of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The COP held in Paris will be the 21st, hence the name “COP21

Credaf
Conference and Study Center for Tax Administration Managers

Conference and Study Center for Tax Administration Managers. The CREDAFgathers 30 French-speaking countries. It aims at promoting dialogue between Tax Administration managers of the member countries

CRIMGO
Critical Maritime Routes in the Gulf of Guinea
CSN
The High Council of French Notariat
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D

DAEI
Delegation for European and International Affairs

The Delegation for European and International Affairs is a joint service of the Ministries for Health, Labour and Social Affairs. It also serves the Ministry for Employment

DAJ
DAJ

Directorate for Legal Affairs, the Economy and Finance Ministries, France

DARES
Directorate for Research, Studies, and Statistics

Directorate for Research, Studies, and Statistics (statistical department of the ministry of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Industrial Relations, France)

DATAR
Interministerial Delegation for Urban Development and Regional Attractiveness, Prime Minister, France
DB
Budget Directorate

Budget Directorate, Ministry for Finance and Public Accounts, France

DCSD
Security and Defence Cooperation Directorate

Security and Defence Cooperation Directorate (MAEDI, France)

DG DEVCO
Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development

The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is responsible for designing European international cooperation and development policy and delivering aid throughout the world

DG Trésor
Directorate General of the Treasury

Directorate General of the Treasury, Ministry for Finance and Public Accounts and Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, France

DGAC
Directorate General for Civil Aviation

Directorate General for Civil Aviation, Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

DGAFP
Directorate General for Administration and the Civil Service

Directorate General for Administration and the Civil Service, Ministry for Decentralisation and the Civil Service, France

DGCCRF
Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control

Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control, Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, France

DGDDI
General Directorate of Customs and Excise

General Directorate of Customs and Excise (Ministry for the Economy and Finance, and Ministry for Foreign Trade)

DGE
Directorate General for Enterprise

Directorate General for Enterprise, Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, France

DGEC
General Directorate for Energy and Climate

General Directorate for Energy and Climate (Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable development and Energy)

DGEFP
General Delegation for Employment and Vocational Training

General Delegation for Employment and Vocational Training, Ministry for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, France

DGFiP
Public Finances Directorate General

Public Finances Directorate General, Ministry for Finance and Publics Accounts, France

DGI
Direction générale des Impôts
DGM
Directorate General of Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships

Directorate General of Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships, MAEDI, France

DGRU
Directorate General of Academic Renovation

Direction générale de la Rénovation universitaire, Directorate General of Academic Renovation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Tunisia

DiMed
Interministerial Delegation to Mediterranean Affairs

Délégation interministérielle à la Méditerranée, Prime Minister, France

DIRECCTE
The Regional Directorates for Business, Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs, Labour and Employment
DREES
Direction de la Recherche, des Études, de l’Évaluation et des Statistiques

Direction de la Recherche, des Études, de l’Évaluation et des Statistiques (Directorate for Research, Studies, Evaluation, and Statistics, Ministry for Social Affairs and Health, and Ministry for Labour, France)

DRI
Office of International Affairs

Office of International Affairs (DGDDI)

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E

ECCAS
ECCAS

Economic Community of Central African States (in French see CEEAC)

ECLAC
UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (in French see CEPALC)

Ecofin

The Economic and Financial Affairs Council, or Ecofin Council, is composed of the Economics and Finance Ministries of the EU Members States

ECOWAS
Economic Community of West African States

Economic Community of West African States (in French see CEDEAO)

ECREEE
ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (in French, see CEREEC)

EDF
European Development Fund

European Development Fund (in French see FED)

EFTA
European Free Trade Association

The European Free Trade Association, between Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland (in French see AELE)

EIB
European Investment Bank

European Investment Bank (in French see BEI)

ENA
French National School of Administration
ENBD
École nationale des brigades des Douanes

École nationale des brigades des Douanes, National Customs Squad School, DGDDI, Ministry for Finance and Public Accounts, France

ENFiP
National School of Public Finance

National School of Public Finance (attached to DGFiP, Ministry for Finance and Public Accounts, France)

ENP
European Neighbourhood Policy

European Neighbourhood Policy (in French see PEV)

ENPI
The European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument

The European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument is the single cooperation instrument for EU's eastern and southern neighbours plus Russia (17 partner countries) (in French see IEVP)

ERARE
Equipe régionale polyvalente d’alerte et de riposte aux épidémies
ESTP
European Statistical Training Programme

European Statistical Training Programme. The purpose of the European Statistical Training Programme is to enhance the vocational training of European statisticians by providing the opportunity to participate in international training courses, workshops and seminars at postgraduate level.

EU
European Union

European Union (in French see UE)

EUNIDA
European Network of Implementing Development Agencies
EUROsociAL
Programme funded by the European Union on the contribution of public policies to the improvement of social cohesion in Latin America
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F

FATF
Financial Action Task Force

Financial Action Task Force (in French see GAFI)

FFEM
French Global Environment Facility
FIDES
Fonds d'investissement pour le développement économique et social
FIIAPP
The International and Ibero-American Foundation of Public Administration and Policies
FPS
Federal Public Service Social Security

Federal Public Service Social Security (Belgium) [en français voir SPF]

FSP
Fonds de solidarité prioritaire
FVI
France Vétérinaire International

France Vétérinaire International, operational structure aiming to federate, promote and coordinate the French veterinary expertise at international level

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G

GENES
Grouping of National Economics and Statistics Schools

GENES - Grouping of National Œconomicus and Statistics Schools (Groupe des Écoles Nationales d'Économie et Statistique)

GGC
Gulf of Guinea Commission

Gulf of Guinea Commission (in French see CGG)

GIFT-MENA
GIFT-MENA

Governance Institutes Forum for training in the Middle East and North Africa

GIP
Public interest group
GITAS
Tunisian Aerospace Industries Association

Tunisian Aerospace Industries Association (Tunisia)

GIZ
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

German international cooperation agency

GoGIN
Gulf of Guinea Inter-regional Network
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H

HCFi-PS
Haut Conseil du Financement de la Protection Sociale
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I

ICMPD
International Centre for Migration Policy Development
IFEJI
French Institute of International Legal Experts

The French Institute of International Legal Experts (IFEJI) is a non-profit organization created under the aegis of the Paris Bar and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

IGD
Institut de la gestion déléguée, the French Institute for PPP
IGF
General Inspectorate of Finance

General Inspectorate of Finance (Ministry for the Economy and Finance)

IGN
National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information

National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, France

IGN FI
IGN France International

Subsidiary of the French IGN

IGPDE
Institute for Public Management and Economic Development

Institute for Public Management and Economic Development (Ministry for the Economy and Finance, France)

ILO
International Labour Office

The International Labour Office is the permanent secretariat of the International Labour Organization (in French see BIT)

IMF
International Monetary Fund

International Monetary Fund (in French see FMI)

INC
National Institute for Consumer Affairs

Institut national de la consommation, French National Institute for Consumer Affairs

INDC
Intended Nationally Determined Contribution

Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, COP21 (in French see CDPN)

Insee
National Statistics and Economic Studies Institute

National Statistics and Economic Studies Institute, the Economy and Finance Ministries, France

INTEFP
Institut national du travail, de l'emploi et de la formation professionnelle
IOTA
Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations
IOWater
International Office for Water

International Office for Water (in French see OIEau)

IPA
The Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance

The Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance is the financial instrument for the European Union pre-accession process for the period 2007-2013 (in French see IAP)

IPCC
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The IPCC is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 (in French see GIEC)

IPSAS
International Public Sector Accounting Standards

Normes comptables internationales pour le secteur public

IRA
Regional Institute of Administration
Iram
Institute for research and application of development methods

The Iram group incorporates two entities: Iram Association, which was created in 1957; and Iram Développement, a company set up in 2000

IRD
Institut de recherche pour le développement
IRG
Institute for Research and Debate on Governance
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JCI
Justice International Cooperation

Justice International Cooperation (Justice Coopération Internationale), mandated operator of the French Ministry of Justice

The JCI Public Interest Group has for objective the development of legal and judicial cooperation within the framework of multilateral cooperation programs

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LGBTI
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons
LOF
Organic law relating to the Finance Act

Organic law relating to the Finance Act (Morocco)

Lolf
French Constitutional bylaw on budget acts
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M

MAEDI
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France

MAPPP
the PPP French task force

Mission d'appui aux PPP, the PPP French task force, DG Trésor, the Economy and Finance Ministries, France

MARSIC
Contribuer à la sécurité et à la sûreté maritimes en renforçant le partage d'informations et les capacités de formation
MEDSTAT
Euro-Mediterranean statistical cooperation

MEDSTAT – Euro-Mediterranean statistical cooperation – is a project funded by the European Union aiming at improving the statistical capacity and insuring the institutional strengthening of the national statistics Institutes in Mediterranean Partner Countries

MEEM
Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Oceans and International Climate Relations

Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Oceans and International Climate Relations (France)

MEETAfrica
Mobilisation Européenne pour l’EntreprenariaT en Afrique
Mercosur
Southern Common Market

Associate countries: Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Observer countries are New Zealand and Mexico.

MRE
Marocains résidant à l'étranger
MSP
Mediterranean Solar Plan

Mediterranean Solar Plan (in French see PSM)

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OAS
Organization of American States

The OAS brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas (in French see OEA)

OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (in French see OCDE)

OIT
Organisation internationale du travail
OLAF
European Anti-Fraud Office

European Anti-Fraud Office (aims at strengthening the means of fraud prevention within the European Union)

OMS
Organisation mondiale de la santé
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PFVT
The French Alliance for Cities and Territorial Development

The French Alliance for Cities and Territorial Development is the platform for exchange and promotion of French expertise in urban development at the international level

PPIAF
Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility

The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) was created in 1999 to act as a catalyst to increase private sector participation in emerging markets

PPP
Public-private partnership
PROE
Programme régional océanien de l’environnement
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S

SAE
Public Procurement Department

Public Procurement Department, Ministry for Finance and Public Accounts, France

SCAC
"Service de coopération et d'action culturelle", the cultural service of the Ambassy
SCBCM
Ministerial Budget and Accounting Audit Department

Ministerial Budget and Accounting Audit Department, France

SE4All
Sustainable Energy for All

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative was launched by the Secretary-General of the United Nations in September 2011

SFERE
Consulting, training, international technical assistance

French consulting firm specialized in the development of education systems and human resources

SLEIDSE
Support to Libya for Economic Integration, Diversification and Sustainable Employment

Programme de support pour l’intégration, la diversification et le développement durable de l’économie en Libye (Support to Libya for Economic Integration, Diversification and Sustainable Employment)

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TAIEX
Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument

TAIEX is the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument managed by the Directorate General for Enlargement of the European Commission. TAIEX supports partner countries with regard to the approximation, application and enforcement of EU legislation.

TFGR
Task Force pour la Grèce

Task Force pour la Grèce, Union européenne

TPME
Très petites, petites et moyennes entreprises
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Ubifrance
French Agency for International Business Development

Agency for International Business Development, France

UfM
Union for the Mediterranean

The Barcelona process was re-launched in 2008 as the Union for the Mediterranean (in French see UpM)

UGAP
Public Procurement Central Purchasing Body

Public Procurement Central Purchasing Body (France)

UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on VIH/AIDS
UNDP
United Nations Development Program

United Nations Development Program (in French see PNUD)

UNFCCC
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Convention on Climate Change sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change (in French see CCNUCC)

UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNITAID
International Drug Purchasing Facility
URDPPP
Regional PPP Project Development Unit

Regional PPP Project Development Unit (BOAD)

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WAEMU
West African Economic and Monetary Union

West African Economic and Monetary Union (in French, see UEMOA)

WB
World Bank

World Bank (in French see BM)

WTEA
World Tourism Experts Association
WTO
World Trade Organization

World Trade Organization (in French see OMC)

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