The European Development Education Monitoring Report – “DE Watch” – was initiated by the European Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group on Development Education. It is part of the ongoing process and efforts […]
The purpose of this report is to help improve the quality of the work of CSOs and EU delegations by identifying issues that regularly cause problems, and propose general solutions […]
CONCORD, through its Funding for Development and Relief (FDR) working group, has compiled a Reader on the 2010 Practical Guide to contract procedures for EU external actions (March 2011 update). This […]
Is now the right time to cut aid to some of the world’s poorest who live in middle income countries?
The very first AidWatch style report was published in 2006. The briefing showed that €13.5 billion – or almost one third – of reported European ODA in 2005 did not […]
Many European governments are exaggerating their aid progress by inflating their aid figures with debt cancellations, particularly to Iraq and Nigeria. They are also chalking up as aid their spending […]
2007 should instead have been a year of significant increases to meet the official targets. Yet there was a slight decline in the amount of European Official Development Assistance (ODA) and in […]
In 2008, Europe provided 0.40% of its gross national income (GNI) in aid. Although this is an increase of €4 billion, in reality, a further €20bn is necessary over the […]
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.
BetterAid unites over 1700 development organisations from civil society working on development effectiveness. BetterAid is leading many of the civil society activities in the lead up to the Fourth High […]
The report proposes a range of recommendations to the European Commission and the EU Delegations, designed to help improve the quality of the work of CSOs and EU Delegations. This […]
Contribution to the ‘Issues Paper towards an EU Action Plan on Gender Equality and women’s empowerment in external relations'
The EU Plan for Action on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment was adopted on March 2010. What are the key questions and contributions made by CONCORD during the discussions leading […]
The European Women’s Lobby, WIDE and Concord Gender Working Group joint position called on the European Union to integrate gender equality and women’s rights into the priorities of the next […]
CONCORD’s Human Rights Based-Approach task force conducted an evaluation, monitoring the extent to which the HRBA is applied in CONCORD’s internal methods of working. Based on observations and interviews, the […]
This policy paper takes its mandate from CONCORD’s strategy which states that human rights and gender equality are the approaches that will underpin our advocacy work, basing its content and […]
A sustainable European Union international development framework should support people. It should address the causes of poverty – inequalities and discrimination – by building an environment that is conducive to […]
This position paper lays out CONCORD’s recommendations with regards to the shape of the External Action Instruments in the forthcoming Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020. We believe that these recommendations are […]
The EU has started to negotiate its future budget for the period 2014 to 2020. Our report looks at development funding in the future budget, and makes recommendations on how […]
CSOs as development actors are profoundly affected by the policies and practices of donors, developing country governments and CSOs in their role as donors. This toolkit provides the necessary information, […]
The International Framework is accompanied by this Companion Toolkit which provides guidance on how to put the Principles into practice for civil society organisations. They can continue putting the principles […]
The 8 Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness are an integral part of the International Framework for CSO Development Effectiveness and a distinct globally acknowledged reference of effective development work for […]
The Siem Reap CSO Consensus on the International Framework for CSO Development Effectiveness is the outcome of the Open Forum consultation process with thousands of CSOs, led for and by […]
Overview of CONCORD activities and successes over 2011, financial information, membership updates, statutory documents.
CONCORD are proud partners to numerous projects. TRIALOG is in charge of raising awareness of development issues in the enlarged EU and to strengthen dialogue and partnerships between development NGOs […]