France at a glance

  • 3 Investment Programs
  • 1 Forward Pipeline
  • 1 Project Tracker
  • Downloadable data
  • National coverage
  • All sectors covered

Country overview

France's infrastructure procurement processes rank among the best in the world. In combination with strong financial markets and a regulatory framework that supports the creation of new businesses, this promotes competition among providers and helps bring better value for money and higher quality outcomes from investment.

Governance structure

France is a unitary state organised on a decentralised basis under the 1958 Constitution and has four main levels of sub-national government: metropoles, regions, departments, and municipalities, in addition to the National Government. The country operates under a civil law legal system. The national government is in charge of establishing sectoral programs, legal and regulatory frameworks, and policies for the main infrastructure areas (energy, transport, broadband, healthcare) as well as land-use planning and environmental policy. Furthermore, it plans and finances, directly or through state-owned enterprises, infrastructure projects of national importance such as motorways, railways, airports, ports, and nuclear and energy facilities. It also oversees public facilities such as universities, hospitals, social housing, and other public buildings. Metropoles, regions, departments, and municipalities have allocated competencies in delivering specific local infrastructure.

 

Key Metrics

Top Performing Metrics

This is defined by the metrics with the highest unweighted score out of 100. 

High income country average

Financial markets:
Financial stability

Source: InfraCompass


Pipelines


Climate Plan

This French 2020/2024 Climate Plan of nearly EUR40 billion is shared among different levels of government.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

France

Sector

All

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


Following-up List of PPP projects

This is a tracker of all PPP contracts signed since 2004. It is managed by the National Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Pipeline

Project Tracker

Country

France

Sector

All

Update Frequency

2 years

Data Downloadable

Yes

Scope Criteria

PPPs


France 2030' green investment plan

The 'France 2030' proposes EUR30 bn to be spent on reducing carbon emissions while revitalising the industrial sector.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

France

Sector

All

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


France Relance Recovery Plan: Building the France of 2030

This EUR100 billion investment plan focuses on ecology and energy transition, sustainable infrastructure and decarbonisation, business competiveness, industrial and technologial infrastructure, territorial cohesion, and investment in people and skills.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

France

Sector

All

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


Map of transport projects

This details transport projects as planned in the France Plan de Relance (with state financial contribution) by the National Ministry of Ecological Transition.

Pipeline

Forward Pipeline

Country

France

Sector

Transport

Update Frequency

No information

Data Downloadable

No

Scope Criteria

All


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National Infrastructure Banks

In tandem with the development of forward pipelines, the National Infrastructure Banks and Similar Financing Facilities tool serves as guidance to governments looking to establish or reform National Infrastructure Banks. These institutions can maximise the quantity and quality of infrastructure projects and crowd in private investment, providing value for end users. National Infrastructure Banks provide the financing, expertise, and long-term planning for both public and private stakeholders to develop infrastructure in line with the needs of the community.