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Forum on the European Development Fund and the EU budget

Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso On 14 November 2014, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) organised an informal forum on the European Development Fund (EDF) and the EU Budget to mark the publication of an in-depth analysis on the topic. Under the Chatham House Rule, experts from the European Court of Auditors and the European Parliament … Continue reading

European Development Fund – Joint development cooperation and the EU budget: out or in?

Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso As a major international actor in development cooperation, the EU has in the European Development Fund (EDF) its largest geographic instrument in this policy area, with €30.5 billion allocated to the 11th EDF for 2014-20. In recent years, around 30% of total EU spending on external assistance, including spending on both development and other categories, … Continue reading

The post-2015 development agenda: An innovative process for a conservative outcome?

Fruit of two different but increasingly converging processes, the post-2015 sustainable development agenda is set to become the universal framework guiding global and national efforts to support human development in conjunction with environmental durability, from 2016. As the final stage in negotiations approaches, the post-2015 agenda is taking shape in a novel institutional setting, characterised … Continue reading

European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

The European Commission’s proposal for the setting up of a European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps (EVHAC) is aimed at encouraging young Europeans to contribute to EU humanitarian aid operations and make them more visible. With pilot volunteers already on the ground, adoption of the proposed regulation will ensure the initiative maximises its contribution to EU … Continue reading

Graphics on Foreign Affairs

Here you’ll find graphs, charts, tables and maps with statistics on external trade, security and defence, and development. Continue reading

The Development Cooperation Instrument

In December 2013, the European Parliament (EP) approved the compromise text agreed in trilogue on a new Regulation on the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI), the EU’s major financial instrument for development cooperation in the 2014-20 period. The Council is expected shortly to approve the text in its turn, ensuring adoption of the legislative act at … Continue reading

Crisis in Central African Republic: the EU response

Long viewed as a fragile state, the Central African Republic (CAR) is now confronted with a deep political, security and humanitarian crisis, which reached a peak in December 2013. The EU is the main donor to CAR and has stepped up its humanitarian and development aid in response to the crisis. An escalating crisis The … Continue reading

The g7+ group of fragile states

The g7+ is an association of 18 fragile and conflict-affected states that have joined forces to share experiences and promote a new development framework based on five peace-building and state-building goals. The group brings together: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Papua … Continue reading

The “New Deal” for engagement in fragile states

Despite steadily increasing inflows of official development assistance (ODA), fragile and conflict-affected states lag considerably behind other developing countries in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 target. Fragility and armed conflicts have seriously undermined their development. At the Fourth High-level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea in 2011, the g7+, … Continue reading

Opportunity for food security in Africa? The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN)

With the number of under-nourished people on the African continent still rising, the G8’s recent New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) initiative is attracting more and more African states. Bringing together governments from both the North and the South, multinational firms and international agencies, it aims to boost investment in African agriculture so … Continue reading

EU support for education in developing countries: Targeting those most in need and in situations of fragility

EU support for education in developing countries takes two main forms. The EU contributes to multi-donor frameworks focusing on primary education, such as the Education for All and the Global Partnership for Education programmes. In bilateral relations with developing countries, the EU delivers aid for all levels of education predominantly through the European Development Fund … Continue reading

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