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Monday, 21 May 2018

EU member states of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) -  a group of 25  wealthy OECD countries - contribution to international development funds fell by €2.3 billion in 2012 (representing a drop of 4,3% compared to 2011), according to an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report published on 3rd of April.

Monday, 15 April 2013

European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs announced on Monday, 8 April a sum of  €27.5 million to be directed towards investing in people's access to basic services (such as education and health), as well as water management and agriculture in Darfur, a region in Western Sudan.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Europe’s overseas aid policy, the 'Agenda for Change' – unveiled in October 2011 and approved in May 2012-  calls for giving the world’s most fragile nations more help through what Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs calls “more strategic, targeted and results-oriented” assistance. But some anti-poverty campaigners say there is a risk that the agenda could end up neglecting impoverished people in emerging and middle-income nations.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Business associations in Europe and other advanced countries are seeking to put their imprint on a future global development framework, having called for a strong private-sector role in shaping the future of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the UN high-level panel on the post-2015 framework which took place on March 27 in Bali, Indonesia.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A new EU funding which amounts to €10 million, aimed at boosting access to sustainable energy in the Pacific Islands, was announced by the European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, on Thursday, 21 March 2013.

Thursday, 04 April 2013

The European Union could help reduce entrenched poverty by supporting social insurance systems in developing nations, says a new European Parliament study.

Over 780 million people do not have access to safe drinking and more than 2.5 billion people are still without adequate sanitation, according to UN estimations.
On 22 March UN world water day is celebrated. This year, the date is dedicated to 'water cooperation'.

Friday, 22 March 2013

On Wednesday 20 March the UK Chancellor announced as part of his budget speech that the UK will meet its commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income this year on aid, CONCORD informs. This means that the UK will become the 6th donor to reach the target, and the only country from the G8 group to do so.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Development Committee MEPs backed the second revision of the EU's Cotonou partnership agreement with African, Caribbean and Pacific states in a vote on Tuesday 19 March (adopted unanimously with 24 votes), but voiced strong reservations about its lack of binding human rights clauses, making recommendations for the third revision taking place in 2015.

The previous European Parliament Development committee which took places between 18 and 19 February expressed its regret for the cut of 11% of the European Development Fund (EDF), compared to the commission’s earlier proposals, after the deal for the overall EU budget for 2014-2020 was struck on 8th of February.