EU governments & their aid promises

Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Website for International Development Cooperation, and its Newsletter.

In 2002 and again in 2005 European Union governments committed to substantial increases in the amount of aid they give to poor countries. According to official figures most European countries are living up to their aid promises.

But European citizens should hold their applause. European governments continue to make misleading claims about their aid figures: nearly one third of Europe’s reported Official Development Assistance (ODA) was not in fact genuine aid.

Read this whole press release.

Download their 48 pages pdf-text.

Read also on CONCORD, the European NGO Confederation for relief and development.

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