About: overseas aid

Global Europe 14-06-2018

EU unveils increased foreign aid budget for 2021-27

The European Commission has defended its plans to overhaul its foreign spending budget, promising that it would deliver a large increase in aid spending and ‘eliminate bureaucratic barriers’.
Development Policy 13-06-2018

EU to hike migration spending in development aid overhaul

The European Commission will set out its plans to dramatically increase spending on migration control on Thursday (14 June), as part of its overhaul of EU development spending between 2021 and 2027.
Development Policy 29-08-2014

What is Africa’s ODA spent on?

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?
Development Policy 14-05-2014

New EU private sector aid criteria under the microscope

The European Commission has published the first set of guidelines for involving private sector players in delivering overseas aid, a long-standing practice that has generated controversy with some NGOs for its claimed lack of transparency, accountability and potential for corporate profit-taking.
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Development Policy 09-04-2014

Overseas aid ‘rebounds’ to record high, says OECD

Overseas development aid (ODA) jumped 6.1% last year to reach a record $134.8 (€97.8) billion, according to new figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), marking a “rebound” after two years of falling donations.
Development Policy 28-01-2014

Gates Foundation speaks out for EU aid ‘in a time of austerity’

A punchy annual letter by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has launched a staunch defence of EU aid policy effectiveness, in a time of economic austerity.
Women filling buckets with water from a well. [F. Lefebvre/ UNICEF]
Development Policy 30-04-2013

Value of aid overstated as donors reap interest on loans

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) club of rich countries has admitted it needs to comprehensively reassess how global aid figures are measured amid criticism that the value of assistance given is overstated by billions of dollars each year.

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