EU development aid fell in 2017, reveals new report

By |oktober 17th, 2018|development aid, Development Assistance Committee, EU development aid, LDCs, News, ODA, OECD|

EU aid spending fell for the first time in 5 years in 2017, according to the CONCORD AidWatch Report 2018 published on Wednesday (17 October).

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EU to hike migration spending in development aid overhaul

By |junij 13th, 2018|EU budget, EU development aid, Günther Oettinger, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, ODA, overseas aid|

The European Commission will set out its plans to dramatically increase spending on migration control on Thursday (14 June), as part of its overhaul of EU development spending between 2021 and 2027.

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Whose aid is it anyway?

By |april 18th, 2018|development aid, Development Assistance Committee, Eurodad, News, ODA, refugee crisis|

To the generation brought up on the LiveAid and Live8 concerts, development aid is a moral obligation as well as a policy tool.

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EU aid spending slumps as refugee crisis recedes

By |april 9th, 2018|EU development aid, EU migration, Eurodad, News, ODA, refugee crisis|

Development aid to countries in the Global South stagnated in 2017, according to new figures published by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) on Monday (9 April). It also showed a declining share of aid spent on refugees.

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MEPs denounce ‘attempts to militarise EU’s development policy’

By |julij 4th, 2017|defence spending, European Parliament, France, Heidi Hautala, News, ODA, OECD, refugee crisis, Sahel, terrorism|

The European Parliament’s Development Committee endorsed on Monday (3 July) an opinion to amend the regulation for establishing one of EU’s key external aid instruments. MEPs who voted against denounced the amendments to the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) as a thinly veiled attempt to divert development funds toward hard security. With a […]

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Report warns against public-private aid ‘blending’ over transparency failures

By |junij 6th, 2017|blending, DG Devco, EU Development Days, Neven Mimica, News, ODA, public-private partnership, Trade Unions, TUDCN-RSCD, UN Capital Development Fund, Xavier Michon|

A key plank of future aid funding to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has come under fire in a report which warns against all ‘blending’ partnerships until a raft of alleged failures are fixed.

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UK election: What it means for aid and development

By |maj 22nd, 2017|Brexit, Conservative, Jeremy Corbyn, labour, Liberal Democrat, News, ODA, Theresa May, Tim Farron, UK elections 2017|

Britain will go to the polls on 8 June with aid and development spending under unprecedented scrutiny.

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‘New Consensus’ on Development adopted – and immediately condemned

By |maj 19th, 2017|development aid, EU emergency fund for Africa, Federica Mogherini, migration crisis, Neven Mimica, New Consensus on Development, News, ODA, refugee crisis, securitisation, Valletta, Valletta summit|

The ‘New Consensus on Development’ was adopted by EU foreign affairs ministers today (19 May) – and immediately condemned by NGOs working in the field.

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ACP youth leader: The ‘EU bubble’ is not very multicultural

By |maj 17th, 2017|East Africa, EPA, EU-ACP, Lome Convention, New Consensus on Development, News, ODA, Papua New Guinea, Post-Cotonou|

The founder of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Young Professionals Network warns that unreformed Economic Partnership Agreements with the world's poorest states could see progress go backwards and a "new kind of economic dependency" emerge.

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ACP states push back at New Consensus on Development over ‘democracy’ deficit

By |maj 16th, 2017|ACP countries, CaFAD, Caribbean, democracy building, DG Devco, EU-ACP, Haiti, Madagascar, News, ODA, Post-Cotonou, Zimbabwe|

Voices from the African, Caribbean and Pacific nation states pushed back on Monday (15 May) at the focus on ‘democracy’ in the European New Consensus on Development, in a debate which opens old wounds between donor countries, and developing nations.

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