AidWatch 2018: EU aid – a broken ladder?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The AidWatch 2018 report considers European official development assistance (ODA) in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s overarching pledge to leave no-one behind – a commitment to put the most marginalised people first in global development, by combatting discrimination, tackling inequalities in and between countries and ensuring everyone, especially those who historically have been most excluded, can enjoy their rights to the full.3

A complete assessment of the extent to which European ODA is leaving no-one behind would require a separate piece of research, but this report picks up some key elements, including the degree of coherence between some of EU’s wider policies and the leave no-one behind principle; and the EU’s approach to including youth and persons with disabilities in its development cooperation.