During the EU 2014-2020 budget negotiations, CONCORD wants to remind decision-makers that EU development aid is a powerful tool for poverty eradication and the fight against inequality and must be reinforced further. For this purpose, CONCORD listed a number of ‘Red Lines’, which the 3 negotiating parties (European Council, European Parliament and European Commission) must respect and defend as minimal asks throughout the Trialogue negotiations on the Development Cooperation Instrument regulation.

Key recommendations:

  • Development aid levels that have a true impact on poverty eradication must be secured in the new Multi-annual Financial Framework
  • Political commitments enshrined in the European consensus on development as well as key Communications and Action Plans affecting the quality and impact of aid must trickle down to projects
  • A holistic approach to differentiation, where the eligibility criteria are based on the multidimensional causes of poverty and not only on GNI level should apply

During the EU 2014-2020 budget negotiations, CONCORD wants to remind decision-makers that EU development aid is a powerful tool for poverty eradication and the fight against inequality and must be reinforced further. For this purpose, CONCORD listed a number of ‘Red Lines’, which the 3 negotiating parties (European Council, European Parliament and European Commission) must respect and defend as minimal asks throughout the Trialogue negotiations on the Development Cooperation Instrument regulation.

Key recommendations:

  • Development aid levels that have a true impact on poverty eradication must be secured in the new Multi-annual Financial Framework
  • Political commitments enshrined in the European consensus on development as well as key Communications and Action Plans affecting the quality and impact of aid must trickle down to projects
  • A holistic approach to differentiation, where the eligibility criteria are based on the multidimensional causes of poverty and not only on GNI level should apply