About: Joren Verschaeve

Development Policy 23-09-2014

Has development completely fallen off the EU’s radar?

The nomination of Neven Mimica as European Commissioner for international cooperation and development and Christos Stylianides as European Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management suggests that development cooperation is increasingly falling off the European Union’s radar, whereas in a recent past the Union was at the forefront of the global battle to eradicate poverty.
Commissioner Andris Piebalgs in front of sign 'EuropeAid' [European Commission]
Development Policy 14-04-2014

Why we should stop talking about ‘European’ development aid

The EU commission is keen to mention that the EU "is to be the world’s largest donor" of development aid. But a recent study indicates that it makes little sense to talk about 'European' development financing, its researchers write.
Development Policy 27-01-2014

European development loans: At what cost?

European countries’ moneyt spent on foreign aid – and more specifically ‘official development assistance' – is artificially boosted due to flawed measurement tools. One of the main reasons for the lack of progress on this issue has been the dubious role of the EU, writes Joren Verschaeve.