This summer the European Commission (EC) published two reports on the progress and effectiveness of the European Union’s development cooperation efforts.
The 2012 “EU Accountability Report on Financing for Development”, which analyses and illustrates how the EU and its Member States fulfilled their commitments for more and better financing for development was published on 9 July 2012. The report confirms that the EU as a whole has kept up progress delivering on its pledges, although the situation differs greatly between issues and Member States. It covers previous year's efforts by the EU and its 27 Member States to support the mobilisation of development finance.
Read more and download the report here.
The 'Annual Report 2012 on the EUs Development and external assistance policies and their implementation 2011', gives and overview on the European Union’s development efforts during the past year. Especially in the areas of food security, humanitarian aid, good governance and human rights improvements are reported. The biggest challenge will be the shrinking contributions of Member States, due to the multiple crises of the past years. The experience from the Arab Spring underlines the importance of strengthening civil society. Therefore human rights, democracy and good governance, together with promoting sustainable and inclusive growth, should be the focuses of the next years.
Download the report here.
Source: GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY – Austrian Platform for development and humanitarian aid