Mikaela Gavas analyses the two latest reports on EU development aid, the UK’s House of Commons International Development Committee (IDC) inquiry published on 27 April, and the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) peer review published three days earlier. She finds that although the main findings of the evaluations were not dissimilar, the key takeaways from both reports are rather different and there are some stark contrasts between the two reports.

OECD-DAC today published its latest figures on Official Development Assistance (ODA).  They showed that European Union ODA fell both in relative and absolute terms.

While EU members provided US$ 71.0bn in 2009, the amount fell to US$ 67.1bn in nominal terms, or US$ 70.8 when taking into account inflation and exchange rate movements.

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