Development aid spending by EU members saw a slight increase to $87 billion in 2018 (€77 billion) a slight increase on 2017, according to new data published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
After years of financial scarcity, France increased its development aid budget for the second consecutive year. However, uncertainties persist over its aid trajectory over the next five years. EURACTIV France reports.
EU aid to Honduras, one of the poorest countries on the planet, was plagued by a lack of management expertise, focus and overlapping support, a damning report from the Court of Auditors found today (12 January).
EU Commissioner for Development Neven Mimica and foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini have welcomed the change of government in Gambia, after elections last week saw the end of the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh.
The private sector arm of the UK’s aid programme is failing to demonstrate adequately how its investments improve the lives of the world’s poorest, according to the state spending watchdog, even as the government plans to ramp up the funds it channels through the body.
The former British colony of Gambia goes to the polls on Thursday (1 December) for an election which could see the defeat of incumbent Yahya Jammeh, who has ruled the tiny West African country for 22 years.
European NGOs have rounded on EU governments over the growing use of foreign aid budgets to meet refugee costs at home, claiming that the strategy artificially inflates official figures for development assistance despite money never reaching the poor countries for which it was intended.
Extending the Turkish "cash for migrants" scheme to five African countries will mark a turning point for European aid policy, which has previously been dependent on the principles of democracy and human rights. EURACTIV France reports.
The revision of the European Consensus on Development has once again thrown the spotlight on the failure of EU countries to allocate 0.7% of their gross national income (GNI) to international solidarity. EURACTIV France reports.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday (15 September) pressed Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi to allow an independent international audit of companies involved in a loan scandal that forced an IMF and World Bank aid cutoff.
Strict aid accounting rules mean the international community is reluctant to finance security operations in Africa's troubled Sahel region, leaving France all but alone in tackling this sensitive issue. EURACTIV France reports.
Hundreds of world leaders and politicians will descend on Istanbul on Monday in a nominal attempt to reform the global humanitarian system, despite criticism that their summit is a photo-opportunity that will achieve little.
Donor nations and institutions including the EU that contribute to Mozambique's state budget have suspended their support over revelations of $1.4 billion in hidden debt, officials said Wednesday (4 May).
In 2014, France launched a drive for greater transparency in its official development assistance. But two years on, results have proved elusive, and France is still among Europe’s worst performers. EURACTIV France reports.