Recommendations on the NDICI migration spending target

Friday, September 6, 2019

The European Commission’s proposal for the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) is currently the only instrument dedicated to the implementation of EU development cooperation policy, which aims at reducing – and in the long-term eradicating – poverty, tackling inequalities, discrimination and realising the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. It addresses migration through introducing a spending target of 10% of the NDICI to be dedicated to “addressing the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement and to supporting migration management and governance including the protection of refugees and migrants’ rights.”

In the following policy brief, CONCORD would like to raise concerns and recommendations regarding the proposed migration spending target.