Europe needs a partnership policy with the South and the East

By |november 28th, 2017|aid budget, EU-Africa summit, News|

A window of opportunity has opened for European policy since growth rates rebounded. But whether growth will continue for a time long enough for reducing the fiscal burden, unemployment and inequality depends on strategy changes, write Karl Aiginger and Heinz Handler.

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Wishful thinking underpins the EU’s new Africa plan

By |oktober 31st, 2017|Africa, aid budget, development aid, EU-Africa summit, News|

There has been a significant mood change among European policymakers. Far from seeing Africa as a charity case, they have come to recognise it as a security threat: doing more to develop Africa's ailing economies is rising fast up the EU agenda, writes...

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UK foreign aid diluted by ‘pursuing national interest’, says think tank

By |maj 9th, 2017|aid budget, Aid effectiveness, Brexit, development aid, IFS, News, ODA, Theresa May|

Poverty reduction in the world’s poorest countries risks being diluted by the UK government’s increasing tendency to devote a bigger slice of Britain’s aid budget to pursuing the national interest, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned.

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UK overseas aid budget fraud levels do not seem credible, watchdog says

By |april 26th, 2017|aid, aid budget, Aid Transparency Initiative, News, ODA, Priti Patel, Theresa May, UK aid|

The UK government’s claims of low levels of fraud in Britain’s overseas aid budget do not seem credible given mounting evidence of missing money, the House of Commons financial watchdog has said.

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UK’s May promises to keep 0.7% aid spend target if she wins election

By |april 21st, 2017|aid budget, Aid effectiveness, Gordon Brown, News, ODA, Priti Patel, Theresa May, Tony Blair|

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Friday (21 April) to keep the UK’s aid spending at 0.7% of GDP if – as appears likely – her ruling Conservative party win the upcoming snap election.

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UK doubles funding to fight tropical diseases in developing world

By |april 19th, 2017|aid budget, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, blindness, Carter Center, guinea worm, Jimmy Carter, News, Priti Patel, Sightsavers, trachoma, World Health Organisation|

The UK has pledged to double the funding it gives to fighting neglected tropical diseases, in a move that will protect more than 200 million people around the world from debilitating and painful conditions.

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Brexit ‘may mean huge loss for EU as global donor’, Parliament report warns

By |marec 22nd, 2017|aid budget, Brexit, DG Devco, DG ECHO, European Parliament, News, ODA|

Britain’s departure from the EU will challenge the bloc’s role as the world leading aid donor, and could see EU aid shrink by up to 3%, according to an authoritative new study by the European Parliament.

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