The report provides a detailed analysis of the quantity and quality of EU ODA throughout 2020 in four categories: Enough? Employed correctly? Effective? Equality-focused?
In 2020, the EU’s ODA represented 0.50% of its GNI, up from 0.42% in 2019. The EU, despite retaining its position in 2020 as the world’s largest ODA donor, is way off-track to meet its target of spending 0.7% GNI on ODA by 2030.
While inflated aid across the EU is decreasing, it is not doing so quickly enough. At current levels, if only genuine ODA is counted, the EU will not meet the target of spending 0.7% of GNI on ODA until 2038.
There are worrying signs that Team Europe is falling short when measured against all four of the Development Effectiveness Principles. Partner country ownership seems nominal at best, while all aspects of Team Europe lack transparency, and civil society has so far been largely shut out.
There have been only small shifts in the EU’s delivery of equality-focused ODA, and they are nowhere near sufficient to curb the rising inequalities that have recently been further aggravated by the global pandemic.
The full report (in .pdf) is available here