About: 0.7% target

Brexit 28-08-2018

May vows post-Brexit UK will be leading investor in Africa

British Prime Minister Theresa May today (28 August) pledged to prioritise investment in Africa as she started a three-nation visit to the continent to drum up new trade deals ahead of leaving the European Union.
Development Policy 11-04-2018

French development aid slowly increasing

France's development spending increased in 2017, but after years of successive decline, that has only returned it to 2012 levels. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Africa 12-02-2018

France unveils plans for 2022 goal

The French government recently unveiled a plan to reach its goal of allocating 0.55% of gross national income to development aid by 2022, but French development aid will only start increasing from 2020. EURACTIV.fr reports.
22-12-2017

Macron’s promise on development expenditure broken in 2018 budget law

France adopted its 2018 budget, but expenditure on development aid is well below what Emmanuel Macron had promised. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 09-11-2017

Nick Clegg warns of ‘lack of coherence’ in post-Brexit UK development action

Britain’s commitment to development spending will give way to short-term geopolitics as “Brexit points the UK towards a friendless future,” the country’s former Deputy PM Nick Clegg has warned.
Development Policy 22-05-2017

UK election: What it means for aid and development

Britain will go to the polls on 8 June with aid and development spending under unprecedented scrutiny.
Development Policy 21-04-2017

UK’s May promises to keep 0.7% aid spend target if she wins election

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Friday (21 April) to keep the UK’s aid spending at 0.7% of GDP if – as appears likely – her ruling Conservative party win the upcoming snap election.
Brexit 20-04-2017

Lives at risk if Tories choose to cut UK foreign aid target, says Bill Gates

Bill Gates warned Theresa May that should the Conservatives go ahead and abandon the UK’s overseas aid spending pledge it would reduce the country’s influence in the world and mean more lives lost in Africa.
Development Policy 12-04-2017

Inflated development aid figures exposed

New figures confirm that the European Union and its member states have consolidated their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2016. But NGOs and MEPs say the picture is distorted and the aid figures are inflated.
Development Policy 22-03-2017

Brexit ‘may mean huge loss for EU as global donor’, Parliament report warns

EXCLUSIVE/ Britain’s departure from the EU will challenge the bloc’s role as the world leading aid donor, and could see EU aid shrink by up to 3%, according to an authoritative new study by the European Parliament.
Africa 22-02-2017

Attacks on UK aid budget are ‘fake news’, says Miliband

The President of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband, has condemned British media attacks on the UK’s aid budget as “fake news”.
Development Policy 19-10-2016

French MP: Banking lobby’s ‘long reach’ undermines Financial Transaction Tax

Paris hopes to capitalise on Brexit to take over from London as the EU’s major financial hub. But this ambition could undermine France's promise to broaden the Financial Transaction Tax, Eva Sas told EURACTIV France.
Development Policy 19-08-2016

UK aid minister promises to keep 0.7% target post-Brexit

The UK’s new aid minister has promised to keep the country’s aid target of 0.7% of GDP, despite herself once campaigning for the Department for International Development (DfID) to be shut down.
Development Policy 15-12-2015

OECD raps Portugal for cutting and tweaking aid

An Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report published today (15 December) exposes Portugal for dramatically cuting its official development assistance, and controversial aid reporting schemes.
Development Policy 09-12-2015

European Year for Development scores unevenly across EU

The European Year for Development (EYD) has had an uneven success in reaching its goal – raising the awareness of Europeans about the importance of the EU development agenda. The EURACTIV network reports.
Development Policy 09-12-2015

Seamus Jeffreson: EU leaders divert aid money at our peril

If, instead of providing billions to Turkey to stop refugees, EU leaders had supported the countries hosting them three years ago, with a fraction of these funds, Europe and the world would be better off now, Seamus Jeffreson told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Development Policy 17-11-2015

Cameron earmarks half of UK aid budget for fragile states

At least half of the UK’s £12 billion (€17 billion) aid budget will be spent on supporting fragile and failing states, Prime Minister David Cameron has said ahead of the spending review in a major foreign policy speech at the lord mayor’s banquet.
Enfants dans une école en Centreafrique [Pierre Holtz/UNICEF]
Development Policy 28-10-2015

EU budget: When contradictions cost lives

As the European Parliament is voting today on the draft EU’s budget for 2016 in Strasbourg, member states are pushing for cuts to programmes to fight extreme poverty, writes Tamira Gunzburg.
Development Policy 06-10-2015

UNCTAD: Forget innovative financing, increase ODA

One of the limitations of the current international financial system is the relative inability to provide desired levels of international finance for development, says a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) published today (6 October).
Development Policy 07-09-2015

Juncker to announce African trust fund

Speaking to a small number of journalists today (7 September) Development Commissioner Neven Mimica said that Commission President will announce on Wednesday (9 September) a special “trust fund” for Africa, aimed at dealing with the root causes of the refugee crisis.
Development Policy 20-07-2015

The Addis Agenda: An ambitious and comprehensive financing framework?

Addis Abbaba is the place birthplace for one of the most important international frameworks for the next decade and beyond, writes Sabine Terlecki.
Development Policy 15-07-2015

Addis Ababa: Deals at high levels that don’t deliver for the people

The Addis deal is looking likely to disappoint many of us, because rich countries are pushing to be left off the hook, writes Donne Cameron.
Development Policy 04-06-2015

Juncker: Commission won’t change its migration agenda

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday (3 June) that in spite of opposition from some member states, the EU executive would not change its mind on the proposals it recently made in its attempt to find a fairer way to admit and distribute asylum seekers in the EU.
Development Policy 02-06-2015

MEP Neuser: ‘Missed 0.7% target is eating away at Germany’s credibility’

Germany’s lack of investment in development cooperation is damaging the country’s credibility and is a catastrophe for developing countries, says MEP Norbert Neuser in an interview with EURACTIV.de, arguing that effective development aid could greatly reduce worldwide suffering and could have prevented the Ebola outbreak.