While aid is decreasingly spent in least developed countries (LDCs), the EU increasingly spends ODA in favour of national interests. CONCORD’s new report explores the use of EU aid to respond to security threats, and warns the EU of the negative impact this has on sustainable development.
Today, less than one euro out of 5 reaches least developing countries. OECD, time to reverse the trend.
Ahead of the DAC high-level meeting, CONCORD encourages the OECD to ensure aid maintains a laser focus on eradicating poverty and sustainable development for all. The outcomes of the meeting could reinforce current worrying trends for EU aid: decrease of aid to least developed countries, increase of conditionality and securitisation of aid as well as an increase of in-donor country costs reported.
With only genuine aid being accounted, it would take the EU and its Member States another 30 years to reach their commitment to 0.7% GNI, reveals the CONCORD AidWatch report 2017 “EU Aid Uncovered – how to reach the target on time” published today.
How much did each EU country give to ODA in 2016? Get an answer in the accompanying graphs of the 2017 AidWatch Report.
The 2017 CONCORD AidWatch Report will be launched on 16 October and the paper available on 17 October. Do not miss this key publication and join our launch event in Brussels!
Laura Sullivan was representing CONCORD in the Closing Ceremony of the European Development Days 2017. Here are her takes. In her first blogpost, Laura addressed the necessity of leaving the logic of economic growth as a central goal of our policies and politics on Development. Don’t miss the next episode.
Press Release – CONCORD’s reaction to the 2016 statistics on ODA from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD.
We are looking for a consultant to conduct our next research on the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) post 2021. Application can be sent until the 15th of May. More information and Terms of Reference in the blogpost.
Do you have experience in working with quantitative and quality data analysis and excellent English writing and editing skills? Are you acquainted with EU Development Cooperation issues? If you possess all these skills and knowledge, you completely fit the profile of our next AidWatch Report consultant. Send your application by April 12th at noon (CET).
CONCORD is happy to announce the signing of a renewed partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the coming two years.