5 Back-to-school essentials for EU development cooperation

For many of us working with the EU, September certainly feels like going “back to school” following an extended summer period when most EU institutions close down. But new European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker has been hard at work over the holidays putting...

First data published for EIB development activities

The European Investment Bank (EIB) published the first set of data on its development operations to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).  This first report includes all contracts that were signed in 2014 in countries outside the EU (except EFTA...

Aiuti umanitari: registro trasparenza, Italia ancora out

Guest post by Alessandra Flora, EurActiv – originally posted here. Ora che anche la Francia e il Giappone vi hanno aderito, l’Italia e la Russia restano gli unici membri del G8 a non partecipare al registro sugli aiuti internazionali, comunemente noto come...

Europe & the Open Government Partnership

We recently joined civil society networks and organisations worldwide in calling for the EU’s new leadership to commit to close engagement with – and eventual membership of – the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Since its launch in 2011, we...

10 things you need to know about EU aid

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...

Report on European Aid

The European Council this week released a report about EU spending on development, which says that while member states continue to fall short of their 0.7% Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment, the EU remains collectively the biggest global donor in the...

How Europe’s aid agencies spend their money

In a new interactive map created by the Guardian, aid, development and transparency information is shown for all European countries that are part of the OECD development assistance committee. The map shows: Donor governments’ priority areas and countries in...