The EU as an aid donor

Report
Patrick Holden
[email protected]
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EU ODA: 2011.
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Institutional characteristics of the EU as a
donor.
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The different EU aid instruments.
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Specific features of the EU as an aid donor.
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Conclusions/recommendations.
Source: Annual
Report on
Development aid
2012 (p.177 )
Council
(Member
states)
European
Parliament
European
Commission
EU Country
Delegations
+ European
External
Action Service
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Development Cooperation Instrument
◦ €20.6 bn requested for period 2014-2020
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European Neighbourhood Instrument
◦ €16.1 bn requested for period 2014-2020
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European Development Fund (outside of the budget).
◦ €30.3 bn requested for period 2014-2020
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Other
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pre-accession aid,
(non-ODA) aid for cooperation with industrialised countries
democracy aid,
humanitarian aid,
instrument for stability, nuclear safety...
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1. A large percentage to Middle Income
Countries/MICs (over 50%).
2. Some EU ODA – aid to ‘the neighbourhood’
– is not primarily geared towards global
development norms (poverty reduction/HD
focus).
3. The EU’s aid and trade link: a mixed
blessing.
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‘Repatriation’ of aid to national level would
not be a good thing in a time of crisis (some
EU member states may be tempted to distort
aid radically for selfish purposes).
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EU aid is reliable.
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EU aid is less vulnerable to radical distortions.
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As the major trading entity the EU is an
appropriate vehicle for aid.
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APPENDIX 1 proposed budget 2014-2020
(All figures in constant 2011) prices
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Development Cooperation Instrument
€20.6 bn
Pre-accession instrument
€12.5 bn
European Neighbourhood Instrument
€16.1 bn
Partnership Instrument €1 bn
Instrument for Stability €2.5bn
European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights €1.4 bn
Common Foreign and Security Policy €2.5 bn
Humanitarian Aid Instrument €6.4 bn
Civil Protection and Emergency Response Capacity €0.2 bn
European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps
€0.2 bn
Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation
€0.56 bn
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Macro-financial Assistance
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Guarantee Fund for External Actions
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Emergency Aid Reserve €2.45 bn
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Total proposed budget under 11th EDF
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+
€0.6 bn
€1.26 bn
€30.3 bn

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