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Official Development Assistance (ODA) News

2013 ATI: More Is Not Enough When It Comes To Aid Info

2013 ATI: More Is Not Enough When It Comes To Aid Info

Information about aid spending is steadily becoming more available, but it also needs to become more useful, concludes a report "AID Transparensy Index" released by Publish What You Fund

EU confirms its support for West Africa's development and integration

EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will today announce new financial support for West Africa1 for the period 2014-2020, during a round of discussions with Ministers and other authorities of the countries in the region on the priorities to be funded during the next 7 years. This support will amount to some €6.4 billion (subject to confirmation by the European Parliament and Council) and is expected to support investments that generate growth and job creation for the 300 million citizens of West Africa.

EU Aid In €36billion Funding Gap Ahead of 2015 UN Targets

European aid to poor countries is stalling, with aid cut or stagnant in 19 EU countries.

The Slovak Republic joins the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

The Slovak Republic joins the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

The Slovak Republic has become the 27th member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), the leading international forum for bilateral providers of development co-operation.

Australian plans to merge aid agency with foreign affairs 'a retrograde step'

Australian plans to merge aid agency with foreign affairs 'a retrograde step'

Critics say merger will have dire consequences for the world's poor and shows Australia is not committed to ending poverty



Expert Views on Development Assistance (ODA)

How to speed up global development’s learning cycle
We all want to ensure the $250 billion committed each year to international development is spent wisely. Yet we do not learn enough, or learn quickly enough, from the work that’s already happening – or happened – on the ground.

Philanthropists and aid donors must join forces in these straitened times
Private donors cannot be expected to stump up cash without having a say – and the new global partnership must reflect this



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