AidWatch Report roundtable event
Posted on 21 June 2012
How much EU aid really gets to developing countries?
Are EU governments keeping their promises to the world’s poor?
Next week on 26 June, CONCORD will present the new AidWatch report in Brussels, with other launches in EU capitals.
Roundtable on AidWatch report 2012
26 June 2012, h 9.45-12.00 Passage Room, Residence Palace, Brussels
In 2011 EU aid decreased for the first time since 2007. Predictions show that the EU will not reach its 0,7% commitment by 2015 and instead will remain at the same level as in 2010, the year of its interim targets. The EU remained the world’s biggest donor in 2011, despite aid cuts, accounting for 54% of the world’s aid. The current policy changes indicate that the EU would like to maintain its political leadership.
The roundtable will present new data on EU aid from leading expert speakers. The event will release the seventh Annual AidWatch report that monitors aid levels of all 27 EU member states against their collective commitment to reach 0.7% by 2015. The report includes analysis of the type of aid EU member states are delivering and how much of it can be considered ‘genuine aid’ – a genuine transfer of resources to developing countries that can actually be used for development activities. The report also provides a reflection on the current changes and challenges of the EU development policy. The event is organised by European civil society organisations represented by CONCORD.