Aid Effectiveness

True or False: The European External Investment Plan

On 14 September 2016 the European Commission proposed an External Investment Plan (EIP) 'to encourage investment in our partner countries in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood region, to strengthen its partnerships and contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, helping to address some root causes of migration'.

  • Aid Effectiveness

Mixed messages: the rhetoric and the reality of using blended finance to 'leave no-one behind'

The paper explores the relationship between two concepts: the objective of leaving no-one behind, and blended finance. Both are often cited, in different contexts, as central to realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Aid Effectiveness
Jesse Griffiths

Financing for Development: current issues for international development cooperation.

This is a background paper authored by Jesse Griffiths, Director of Eurodad, on the occasion of the UNCTAD intergovernmental expert group meeting in October 2017.

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Jesse Griffiths

Is the global financial and economic system fit to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ambitious objectives: business as usual will not deliver them.

  • Debt Justice
  • Aid Quantity

AidWatch Report 2017

The EU could take a generation to meet the 0.7%ODA/GNI target at the current rate of growth, reveals the CONCORD AidWatch Report 2017. While 2016 saw a substantial increase of 27% in development spending, there has also been a relatively dramatic increase in reporting of inflated aid, such as in-donor costs or debt relief.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity
  • CONCORD

Blended Finance: What it is, how it works and how it is used

This report is published jointly with Oxfam International.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity

Reality of Aid 2016 Report. Technical cooperation as an aid modality: Demand-led or donor-driven?

The 2016 report from Reality of Aid notes that despite technical cooperation being one of the most widely used forms of aid, to date it has largely been conducted in isolation from principles of democratic ownership and partnership.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity
  • Reality of Aid
Jesse Griffiths

Three principles for aid and the private sector

Using aid to mobilise trillions in private money is a hot and hugely controversial topic. Such aid is no different from any other kind: it can be well spent or badly spent and should meet basic effectiveness principles

  • Aid Effectiveness

Official Flows: basic principles for transparent measurement and reporting by providers

Increasing transparency of reporting by the providers of cross border official finance (‘official flows’) can help increase the accountability of those providers to their citizens and those recipients to whom they have made promises.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quality

Assessing the World Bank’s new procurement framework

On July 21st 2015 the executive directors of the World Bank approved a new policy framework which governs the procurement activities of projects financed by the World Bank. This is the first major reform of the Bank’s procurement policy in over 50 years and is said to represent a major shift from how the Bank used to operate.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity