The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has put together a great set of infograhics to increase awareness around EU aid, ‘10 things to know about EU aid‘.
It highlights the relevance of the EU aid programme with 10 key facts, and is not unlike Oxfam America’s recent publication about US aid myths.
Fact #4 mentions our Aid Transparency Index, saying that EU aid is more transparent than most other donors, but its rankings have slipped. Here the slippage refers to the ranking of EuropeAid (DG Development & Cooperation) – which went from 5 out of 72 donors in 2012, to 13 out of 67 in 2013.
For more on the EC’s performance in the 2013 Index, including EuropeAid’s efforts to spearhead aid transparency across other EC departments, read our analysis here.
The infographic also highlights that the EU and its member states give the most aid in the world, with close to three-quarters being channelled directly through recipient countries.
If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend checking it out below – and sharing it.