This report shows that aid levels stagnated in 2009 and are well short of promised levels for 2010. In 2009, aid decreased from €50bn in 2008 to €49bn.

Key findings

    • EU development aid in 2009 amounted to €49 billion, €1 billion less than 2008 levels
    • Official estimates for 2010 put total EU aid at 0.46% of national income, far short of the 0.56% target for 2010 agreed by Member States back in 2005
    • €3.8 billion of inflated aid was reported in 2009
    • Thus, real EU development aid amounted to only 0.38% of European GNI