The 2017 CONCORD AidWatch Report will be launched on 16 October in Brussels and the paper will be available on 17 October. Since 2005, CONCORD AidWatch monitors and makes recommendations on the quality and quantity of aid provided by the EU Member States and the European Commission. What did aid spendings look like in 2016? Are we on the right way to eradicating inequality? The EU and its 28 member states remain the world’s largest development donor in 2016. Still, the EU is far from meeting the collective 0,7% ODA/GNI goal. At the current rate of increase of ‘genuine’ aid, Europe would not close the gap until 2052. What’s more, in the past couple of years, the EU has introduced a number of new policy frameworks that influence the direction of the EU’s development cooperation agenda by introducing different objectives: migration, security, commercial expansion. The publication will provide insights on the successes and failures of the EU to ensure Member States to make significant progress towards the Aid targets. More information is available here.
Source: CONCORD Europe