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Project “Stronger for CROSOL-idarity” begins with implementation

“The project “Stronger for CROSOL-idarity “was supported by € 4,995 financial support from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under EEA Active Citizenship grants.” Implementation of the project began on April 25, 2022, and will last a total of 3 months. Contact person: Branka Juran, branka.juran@crosol.hr Project summary: At the moment, around 10,000…

A world in turmoil requires much more from ODA providers: CSOs call again for higher levels of ODA

Today, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced that over the course of 2021 members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) allocated 178.9 billion USD to official development assistance (ODA), more commonly known as ‘development aid’, representing an increase of 4.4% in real terms, compared to the previous…

Appeal to the Government of Ukraine regarding its inclusion of foreign fighters and prisoners in defense against Russian aggression

Your Excellency Mr. Kyrylych, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Croatia, We would like to express our support to the courageous people of Ukraine in their stand against military aggression by Vladimir Putin’s murderous regime. We have started to organize Croatian civil society organizations’ support to your cause, both…

CSOs call for entire plan to count donated excess COVID-19 vaccines as aid to be scrapped following failure of OECD DAC members to agree

Last week, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) failed to agree on a plan to report the donation of excess Covid-19 vaccine doses as aid. Yet, donors willing to report their excess vaccine donations will still be able to do so as in-kind donations, despite the lack of agreement. We,…

Joint CSO reaction on the ODA-eligibility of Covid-19 vaccine related spending

An open letter to the OECD by Eurodad and other civil society organisations on the latest proposal for valuation of donations of excess Covid-19 vaccine doses to developing countries in ODA. We understand that members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) are reaching consensus towards reporting the donation of excess…

AidWatch 2021 – A GEOPOLITICAL COMMISSION: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS OR PLAYING POLITICS?

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? ENOUGH?  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…

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…