Making the EU commitments a reality through smart programming

Thursday, November 1, 2018

In this document, we share recommendations on how smart programming could support EU commitments to those issues traditionally addressed by thematic budget lines and explain why the current proposed amount of 7 billion EUR for thematic lines under the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) is insufficient to allow the EU to live up to its commitments including those in the SDGs and in the European Consensus for Development.