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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…

CROSOL and CONCORD call the EU Foreign Affairs Council for global solidarity

CROSOL has sent a letter to the Croatian Minister of Foreign and European affairs, Gordan Grlić Radman ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting regarding the EU’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The letters contains a list of recommendations drafted by CONCORD Europe and civil society organizations from…

Reaction of Croatian Forum 2020 towards the European Union’s actions aimed at combating the COVID-19 pandemic

In the circumstances of growing pandemic of COVID-19 coronavirus in Europe, and especially among the EU member states – we express our concerns by the reactions of member states which have, albeit somewhat understandably but not justifiably, irrationally focused on protecting their national interests, ignoring the fact that we are…

CONCORD published annual AidWatch report for 2019.

EU aid decreased in 2018, continuing the downward trend from 2017. Despite the well-received 25% reduction in inflated aid, EU aid is still decreasing after discounting these components. This means that, at the current rate of growth, the EU will only meet the 0.7% ODA/GNI target in 2061, as revealed…

Slight increase of global aid explained by rise of in-donor refugees’ costs

Brussels, 11 April 2017 – For two consecutive years, global development aid has increased, according to the latest figures released today by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). The 2016 statistics report an increase of 8.9% (USD 142.6 billion). However, 1.8% of this increase actually stayed in the donor country,…

Policy Digest April – Financing for Development Matters

Which are the most crucial policy discussions that are happening around financing for sustainable development? What kind of public and private finances will support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What kind of financial policies or systematic changes have to be enacted in order for the world’s nations…

European year for development – Citizens’ views on development, cooperation and aid

The European Union (EU) and its 28 Member States together remain the world’s biggest aid donor: in 2013 they provided €56.5 billion in official development assistance – more than half of global official aid.  The main objective of the survey was to gauge: – awareness of the European Year for Development 2015;…

CONCORD published AidWatch for 2014.

Launched in Paris on 20 November at the OECD, the ninth CONCORD AidWatch report ‘Aid Beyond 2015’ finds that: • Despite growing humanitarian and development challenges, such as the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, EU aid is off track to meet the 0.7% aid target in 2015 with a…

European Year for Development 2015

The year 2015 will be the European Year for Development. Every year since 1983 – when the focus topic was small business and the craft industry – the European Union (EU) has chosen a theme that gains high publicity and focus. The aim of the European years is to raise…