About: EU aid budget

Development Policy 10-04-2019

EU aid increases, bucking global trend

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.
Development Policy 11-05-2017

EU to send one of ‘biggest ever’ election monitoring teams to Kenya

EXCLUSIVE/ The EU is sending one of its “biggest missions ever” to monitor the upcoming election in Kenya, amid fears of a repeat of the ethnic clashes during the 2007 election, which left up to 1,500 people dead, and some 600,000 displaced.
Development Policy 28-03-2017

Auditors find ‘shortcomings’ in EU aid to Tunisia after Arab Spring

The EU gave Tunisia some €1.3bn in aid after the Arab Spring without properly checking how all of it was spent, according to a report published today (28 March) by the Court of Auditors.
Development Policy 06-02-2017

New report warns on ‘creative accounting’ diverting aid to housing refugees within EU

A major new report has warned that there are no strict guidelines on how EU member states divert parts of their development aid budgets to helping and housing refugees within their own countries, rather than spending it abroad.
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 13-04-2016

EU aid in the Horn of Africa

Europe's action in Ethiopia and the wider Horn of Africa region provides a telling example of the challenges international donours face when trying to link emergency assistance with long-term development aid.
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What is ODA spent on in Africa?
Development Policy 15-08-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: What is ODA spent on in Africa?

Around 40% of the European Commission's Overseas Development Aid (ODA) goes to Africa every year. The continent has received more than a quarter of the €2.7 billion increase in the aid budget since 2005 and, in 2009, aid for trade to the African, Caribbean and Pacific States increased to €3.6 billion. But where does the money end up?
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Development Policy 24-07-2014

Raising Awareness on EU Development Policy

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to improving people's lives across the globe, but mostly in regions where it's most needed to eradicate poverty. In Europe specifically the foundation is seeking partnerships with governments, civil society, and media. What we're trying to achieve here is really build long lasting relationships in order to improve the quality and quantity of aid spending. But also make sure that development stays high on the agenda.
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EU states increase lifeline to developing world
Development Policy 15-04-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: EU states increase lifeline to developing world

The aid index released annually by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has become a reference for trends of official development finance, and ways to make it work to its fullest.
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Development Policy 26-03-2013

The 2014-2020 EU Aid Budget: Enough to do the job?

Europe’s leaders are in the final stages of negotiating one of the world’s biggest aid budgets. But how committed are they to delivering on promises to sustain the EU’s involvement in developing economies? In austerity-hit Europe, should development be prioritised and how? What will 2013 and beyond bring for those in the EU’s development sector?

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