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DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance

The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance was adopted by the DAC on 6 July, 2021. The DAC Recommendation aims to support DAC members and other development co-operation and humanitarian assistance providers to enhance how they address civic space and work…

EU UNOPS Lives in Dignity Grant Facility: improving outcomes for displacement-affected people

The LiD Grant Facility by the European Union and UNOPS will support refugees and other displaced persons to become productive members of their host communities and participate in furthering their common resilience, socio-economic growth and development. The strategic priorities for the Facility are: Early engagement of development-led approaches to forced displacementA…

The COVID-19 pandemic and related crises call for higher levels of ODA

Press release by DAC-CSO Reference Group: Today, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced that over the course of 2020 DAC donors allocated 161.2 billion USD of official development assistance (ODA), more commonly known as ‘development aid’. Despite the long-standing commitment to contribute 0.7% of gross national income…

New aid data: Analysis of trends before and during Covid-19

Development Initiatives (DI) has just published new aid analysis titled New aid data: Analysis of trends before and during Covid-19, which explores the major global trends in aid both before and after the COVID-19 pandemic.   Key findings: ODA has largely flatlined since 2016, with slight growth in 2019 to…

Letter to minister Grlić Radman ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council on 23 November

Ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting on 23rd November, CONCORD Europe and CROSOL have sent a letter to the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Mr Grlić Radman sharing a number of recommendations. CONCORD welcomed the adoption of the Global EU Response to COVID-19 in partner countries. Team…

AidWatch 2020: Knock-on effects, an urgent call to Leave No One Behind

2020 marks the first year since 1998 that the global rate of poverty has increased. The COVID-19 pandemic has much to do with that, but it doesn’t help that the EU and its Member States are further off-track than ever in meeting their aid targets. In fact, at the current rate…

DEAR Croatia Report 2020

European Commission’s Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme (DEAR) has published a country report on Croatia as part of a series of country studies that reflect on the context in which DEAR projects operate in different EU Member States. “Croatia, as the youngest EU member state, is experiencing the transition…

CONCORD & CROSOL letter to Ministers of Foreign Affairs ahead of FAC meetings

CONCORD Europe and CROSOL have sent a letter to EU ministers of foreign affairs, including the Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Gordan Grlić Radman, ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 21 September, as well as an informal FAC meeting on Development on 29 September. The letter…

New DG DEVCO report: Effective Development Cooperation: Does the EU deliver?

This report is a snapshot of the European Union’s (EU) implementation of aid and development effectiveness principles in its development co-operation in partner countries. It examines the performance of the EU and its Member States by analysing the results of the 2019 Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) monitoring…

It’s not the end, it’s just the beginning: With COVID-19, now is the time to boost aid

Press release by CONCORD Europe: Brussels, 17 April 2020 – Early figures released yesterday by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show an increase of 1,4% in global development aid spending in 2019 compared to 2018. This change in donor countries’ official development assistance (ODA) levels can be attributed…