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The poverty reduction plan disrupted by the crises


Louis Schweitzer, chairman of the committee responsible for evaluating the 35 measures launched by Emmanuel Macron in 2018. LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP

The poverty rate has nevertheless remained stable in France, below the European level.

When it comes to evaluating the impact of the national strategy for the prevention and fight against poverty, it is clear that the reports follow one another and are similar. For its third opus, the committee, responsible for evaluating the 35 measures launched by Emmanuel Macron in 2018, has once again affirmed that it is “too early to know the full effects of the strategy – either that these effects are not yet tangible, or that they are not yet measurable, or that the data are not yet available”. The finding is no more encouraging on the funding side, the committee pointing out that it does not have “a precise vision of the volume of expenditure incurred compared to the budget initially planned”.

The group of experts, chaired by Louis Schweitzer, the former CEO of Renault, is nevertheless optimistic. Because since its launch, the strategy has suffered two major shocks which have prevented its deployment as planned: the movement of “yellow vests”…

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