January 30, 2013
The EU is in the process of concluding the negotiation about its future seven-year budget, the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2014-2020. In parallel, the EU is negotiating the budget for the European Development Fund (EDF), which covers the same period. The EDF is the EU’s main instrument for delivering development aid under the ACP–EU Cotonou Partnership Agreement. The Agreement is the world’s largest and most advanced financial and political contractual framework for North–South cooperation. Although the EDF is not part of the EU budget itself, the negotiations around the level of funding it receives are an important part of the broader debate and the outcome will be decided in conjunction with the MFF.
In this Discussion Paper, Mikaela Gavas reviews the EDF’s performance in recent evaluations and reviews the existing evidence against three critiques made by some Member States. She concludes that these critiques overlook important considerations and thus do not present an accurate picture of the performance of the EDF.
June 12, 2012
Posted by edcsp under Events
| Tags: "EU development aid"
, "Simon Maxwell"
, aid effectiveness
, Annalisa Prizzon
, Arne Bigsten
, Jean Philippe Platteau
, Matthew Geddes
, Romilly Greenhill
, Sven Tengstam
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On 14 June, EDCSP will host a private round-table on aid effectiveness with panellists from the European Commission, the University of Gothenburg and ODI. This round-table will focus on a study for the EU by Arne Bigsten, Jean Philippe Platteau and Sven Tengstam, which quantifies the benefits of measures to improve aid effectiveness. From ODI, Romilly Greenhill and Annalisa Prizzon will present their commentary on the study and Matthew Geddes will present his work on how the EU fares in donor indices. Simon Maxwell, who has examined the practical implications of the study, will chair the discussion.
- Arne Bigsten - Professor, Development Economics, University of Gothenburg
- Vincent Grimaud – Head of Aid and Development Effectiveness and Financing, DG DEVCO, the European Commission
- Romilly Greenhill - Research Fellow, ODI
- Annalisa Prizzon - Research Officer, ODI
- Matthew Geddes - Research Officer, ODI
An event summary will be available online following the event.