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13 Mar 2018 description
report Concord


Investing in the security of our partner countries is in the EU’s and our partners’ interests. We all face common challenges of terrorism, conflicts and extremism.” - Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, July 2016

21 Oct 2014 description
report Concord

The European Union’s development and humanitarian aid programmes are suffering a cash crisis in 2014 and risk severe cuts in the 2015 EU budget negotiations.

CONCORD, the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs, encourages European leaders to have a re-think and realize the value of EU development and humanitarian aid. We want the European Parliament and Member States to reaffirm their support for both EU humanitarian and development aid through passing a robust budget for 2015 which allows for timely and predictable funding.

Six reasons:

17 Oct 2013 description
report Concord


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

NEW: Compare EU aid data on the special AidWatch website :

Read the full report here

03 Apr 2013 description
report Concord

(Brussels, Paris 03/04/2013) As governments across Europe continue budget cuts, international aid to developing countries has fallen for two consecutive years according to new figures released by the OECD today.

AidWatch, an aid monitoring initiative of Concord, the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs calculates that this marks only the second cut since 1997 and risks ending support to millions of poor people across the world.

25 Jun 2012 description
report Concord

EU aid commitments at historic low, NGOs warn crisis hitting poor

(Brussels, 25/06/2012) The AidWatch Report 2012, ‘Aid We Can: more investment in global development’, written by CONCORD, the European confederation for Relief and Development NGOs, shows that:

14 May 2012 description
report Concord

(Brussels 14/05/2012) Fewer countries will receive EU aid in the future, with EU member states endorsing a new plan to shift bilateral aid away from many middle income countries and open up the private sector to development aid funds. The agreement was made by national government ministers at a Foreign Affairs Council today in Brussels.

04 Apr 2012 description
report Concord

(Brussels/Paris, 04/04/2012)

Almost all European countries are making cuts in their aid programmes to the developing world, according to new figures released today by the OECD.

For the first time since the start of the financial crisis, 12 EU countries have slashed their aid budgets. The biggest cuts were in Spain (-32.7%) and Greece (-39.3%), with substantial decreases in Belgium (-13.3%) and Austria (-14.3%).

01 May 2009 description
report Concord

Last year poor people around the world endured the consequences of the food and energy price crisis. Today, the global economic crisis is inflicting serious damage on some of the most vulnerable economies in the world, and on the poorest people. In this time of crisis European countries should, more than ever, lighten the load borne by developing countries.

01 May 2008 description
report Concord

This is the third year that development NGOs from all 27 EU countries have come together through the AidWatch Initiative to produce this report, under the umbrella of CONCORD, the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development.

CONCORD is the European confederation of 20 international networks and 22 national associations, representing more than 1600 European development NGOs. CONCORD members are listed on the back page of the report.

01 Jan 2008 description
report Concord

In its policy paper on EU Aid Effectiveness, CONCORD underlines the need for the EU to be ambitious in the High level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra.

01 Apr 2007 description
report Concord

En 2002 et de nouveau en 2005, les gouvernements des Etats membres de l'Union européenne (UE) se sont engagés à accroître d'une manière substantielle l'aide aux pays pauvres. Selon les résultats officiels, la plupart des pays européens ont tenu leurs promesses relatives à l'aide.

01 Mar 2006 description
report Concord

European governments provide over half of the world's development aid and in 2005 they pledged further increases to aid levels in order to help fight world poverty

This report shows that nearly one third, of reported European aid in 2005 did not provide any new aid resources for developing countries. This vast amount of apparent aid spending was in fact money for debt cancellation and for refugees and students costs in donor countries.