Aid Effectiveness & Results

Moderated by Lino Molteni

Increasing the effectiveness of aid means ensuring that aid helps developing countries to improve the welfare of their poorest populations. For this reason, aid must be genuinely focused on development priorities set by these countries. Developing countries bear the primary responsibility for their own development, but the EU accepts its share of responsibility and accountability for the joint efforts undertaken in partnership.

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February 12 2015 by Coordination Team
When development partners met in Busan, South Korea in 2011, one of their aims was to make aid more effective. The event launched the Global Partnership for Effective Development and Cooperation, underpinned by the principles of country ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships, transparency and accountability. The EU also committed to Joint Programming, where donors ensure they are targeting complementary sectors, such as education, health or infrastructure. Over three years later, this effort is well underway.
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January 12 2015 by Coordination Team
Do citizens in Europe care about global issues? Can an engaging campaign or school activity change the way we think and behave? What is the difference between the demonstrable ‘outcome’ of a campaign or training and its tangible ‘impact’? And how does greater awareness of development improve national and European policies and outcomes in partner countries?
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October 20 2014 by Coordination Team
European Union external assistance, which accounts for half of development aid, must demonstrate that development policy achieves results. A recent workshop in Brussels looked at how a results-based approach that considers desired outcomes from the beginning can improve development cooperation. 
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February 19 2014 by Coordination Team
Twelve months after French forces drove Islamic militants from northern Mali, a conference of international donors in Brussels has heard of progress, of socio-economic recovery, and reforms via decentralisation. Achievements include free elections, as well as ongoing efforts to combat corruption, improve the business climate, to promote a neutral and efficient justice system, and national reconciliation.
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January 22 2014 by Coordination Team
Development Progress is a four-year research project supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and executed by the UK-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI).  It aims to measure, understand and communicate where and how development progress has happened to better inform policy makers and practitioners. Interim findings were presented at a well-attended session during the European Development Days 2013.
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December 16 2013 by Coordination Team
Transition, which can be described as the radical reform of a country’s society and economy, is still a very new concept in development policy. In this interview Jean Bossuyt, the Head of Strategy at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), shares his thoughts on why transition is important and how the European Union can play an enabling role.
December 5 2013 by Coordination Team
Today is International Volunteer Day, and this year’s theme “Young Global Active” celebrates young people around the world who are effecting change through volunteering. In order to mark this day, Claus Sørensen, the Director General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection at the European Commission explains the importance of the new EU Aid Volunteers initiative, which will launch in 2014.
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November 28 2013 by Coordination Team
The European Development Days drew more than 5000 participants to Brussels this week for debate and discussion on how to improve development outcomes. We took a small camera to the floor to ask people what they thought the priorities should be in the framework that will replace the Millennium Development Goals.  
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September 9 2013 by Coordination Team
An evaluation of the EU’s support to Private Sector Development (PSD) comes at a time when EuropeAid’s redefines its future private sector strategy. PSD is a key priority of the Agenda for Change, which provides direction for the EU’s new development policy. The conclusions of the evaluation were presented at a seminar in Brussels earlier this year. 
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August 19 2013 by Coordination Team
The Learning Network on Capacity Development, or LenCD, is a collection of people and a community of practice that has evolved out of concern over the effectiveness of capacity development in aid projects. In light of the considerable sums spent on technical assistance, LenCD has become known for its outspoken advocacy for capacity development, and as a provider of important guidance. Citizen empowerment emerged as a key theme at the recent LenCD Learning Event in Brussels.

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