Aid Effectiveness

Julia Ravenscroft

More than half of aid spent on procurement still goes to rich countries' firms - almost two decades after commitment to end 'tied aid'

A new report concludes that rich countries are still awarding more than half of their development aid procurement spending to companies from their own countries.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quality
Polly Meeks

Development, Untied 2018

Unleashing the catalytic power of Official Development Assistance through renewed action on untying.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quality
Polly Meeks

Briefing: Development, untied

In 2015 alone, donor governments around the world spent an estimated US$ 55 billion – or more than 44 per cent of Real Official Development Assistance (ODA) – on the procurement of goods and services. 

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quality
Jeroen Kwakkenbos

Will new rules on reporting debt relief as development aid be another missed opportunity?

On 2 July, the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD DAC) will decide whether to change the rules on how debt relief is reported as Official Development Assistance (ODA). There is a serious risk that these changes could create loopholes allowing donors that use debt-based instruments to inflate their aid levels at the expense of the poorest countries.

  • Debt Justice
Polly Meeks

Three uncomfortable truths – and some glimmers of hope – in the latest data on untying Official Development Assistance

Last week the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) released its 2018 report on untying Official Development Assistance (ODA).

  • Aid Effectiveness
Polly Meeks

Untying should mean untying - no matter where ODA is delivered

Tied aid is currently used to buy goods or services from the country providing the ODA. In other words, it puts the commercial objectives of companies in donor countries ahead of the priorities of people in the global south.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quality
Eurodad

Open letter to the EU on the use of ODA to support private investments in developing countries

CSOs’ recommendations for the use of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to support private investments in developing countries, ahead of future EU Multiannual Financial Framework discussions.

  • Development Finance

Financing for Development: What can be achieved at the 2018 FfD Forum?

The Addis Ababa Agenda for Action (AAAA), agreed in 2015, was supposed to provide the framework for how the world would finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Aid Effectiveness

The European External Investment Plan: key issues to watch during implementation

Europe's new plan for investing in Africa will see EU development support being channelled through private companies.

  • Aid Effectiveness