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New EU 'flagships' to focus on multilateral aid

New EU 'flagships' to focus on multilateral aid | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

 

The European Union is planning to roll out a series of “flagship” initiatives in the coming years to tackle cross-cutting global development challenges. Funding for smaller, less sustainable projects may decrease as a result, officials tell Devex in an exclusive look at the ongoing negotiations.

 

An initial set of flagships is expected to be finalized sometime next year by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Development Cooperation in consultation with members of the European Parliament and other EU departments. Implementation will fall under the regional bloc’s new financial framework, which was finalized last week and spans the years 2014 to 2020.

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New publication: Bilateral Donors’ Efforts to Assess and Manage UN Agencies’ Effectiveness | BTC

New publication: Bilateral Donors’ Efforts to Assess and Manage UN Agencies’ Effectiveness | BTC | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Since the turn of the century, results orientation and performance measurement have become buzzwords in development aid. Bilateral donors are increasingly concerned about the effectiveness of core-funded UN specialised agencies, funds and programmes, through which they channel a substantial part of their funds.

Read full publication by Koen De Koster (BTC's Monitoring and Evaluation Department - Brussels) and Nathalie Holvoet (Institute of Development Policy and Management - University of Antwerp).

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