AidWatch 2021: A geopolitical commission – Building partnerships or playing politics?

Friday, October 15, 2021

2021 report takes a detailed look at the commitment to effectiveness in the Team Europe approach – the EU’s response to COVID-19 in partner countries. There are worrying signs that Team Europe is falling short when measured against all four of the Development Effectiveness Principles. The entire approach lacks transparency, civil society has so far been largely shut out of the process and partner country ownership seems scant. Read more in the “Effective ODA?” section or download the full report.

2020 also marked a step change in the EU’s budget for international cooperation. As the EU’s previous budgetary cycle (from 2014 to 2020) came to a close, Global Europe – the EU’s new fund for global development – was introduced. While Global Europe introduces several welcome changes, it also gives way to a number of concerns. A complete analysis of the most relevant trends in the EU ODA landscape from 2014 to 2020 as well as Global Europe is available in the full report.

You can also find the new digital version of AidWatch here