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EuropeAid: How EU aid tackles poverty   Philippe Loop EuropeAid Cooperation Office Brussels, 4 th  December 2010
Why development aid?  1
Why development aid? <ul><li>1.4 billion   people still live in  extreme poverty </li></ul><ul><li>In Africa, a  child die...
Impact of EC development actions <ul><li>Thanks to EU funds… </li></ul><ul><li>… more than  9 million pupils  have been en...
2000   Millennium Development Goals
GLOBAL PROGRESS ON MDGs  Source: World Bank Global Monitoring Report 2009 Variation in progress by 2007 0 10 20 30 40 50 6...
European Aid in facts & figures 2
The EC development aid context  – Where do we work?
Improving lives world-wide <ul><li>The EU is committed to  eradicating poverty  and promoting freedom and security </li></...
European Union  = biggest donor in the world <ul><li>The EU is not one donor but 27 Member </li></ul><ul><li>States and th...
 
EU official development assistance - ODA 2015 Source: OECD/DAC for 2009  EC Database for new Member States and 2010 OECD D...
Who we are  3
Implementation: EuropeAid (future DEVCO) tasks <ul><li>Responsible for   implementing external aid </li></ul><ul><li>progr...
Implementation: Delegations   <ul><li>Delegations  in  countries receiving  EC external assistance : approx. 115  </li></u...
Aid delivery methods <ul><li>Projects :  series of activities aimed at bringing about clearly specified objectives within ...
Challenges ahead 4
Challenges ahead <ul><li>Deliver on our promises to the  Millennium Development Goals   </li></ul><ul><li>Make  Aid effect...
<ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul>
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  1. 1. EuropeAid: How EU aid tackles poverty Philippe Loop EuropeAid Cooperation Office Brussels, 4 th December 2010
  2. 2. Why development aid? 1
  3. 3. Why development aid? <ul><li>1.4 billion people still live in extreme poverty </li></ul><ul><li>In Africa, a child dies from malaria every 45 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Globally, nearly a billion people don’t have access to safe drinking water </li></ul><ul><li>½ million mothers die each year in pregnancy or within 7 weeks of giving birth </li></ul>
  4. 4. Impact of EC development actions <ul><li>Thanks to EU funds… </li></ul><ul><li>… more than 9 million pupils have been enrolled in primary education since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>… more than 31 million people being connected to drinking water and 9 million to sanitation facilities since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>… around 85,000 female students have enrolled in secondary education , in 10 countries of Sub- Saharan Africa during the past five years </li></ul><ul><li>… over 7200 km of roads , have been built and of more </li></ul><ul><li>than 29,000 km of roads have been maintained </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2000 Millennium Development Goals
  6. 6. GLOBAL PROGRESS ON MDGs Source: World Bank Global Monitoring Report 2009 Variation in progress by 2007 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 % of goal Achieved by 2007 Needed to be achieved by 2007 to be on track MDG 1.c Hunger MDG 2 Primary education MDG 3 Gender parity MDG 4 Child mortality MDG 5.a Maternal mortality MDG 7.c MDG 7.c safe water MDG 7.c Access to sanitation MDG 1.a Extreme poverty 2015 targets
  7. 7. European Aid in facts & figures 2
  8. 8. The EC development aid context – Where do we work?
  9. 9. Improving lives world-wide <ul><li>The EU is committed to eradicating poverty and promoting freedom and security </li></ul><ul><li>• The EU's external policy aims to promote the core European values of peace, stability, democracy and prosperity </li></ul><ul><li>We work in partnership to ensure our actions have a real, positive and lasting impact on people's lives </li></ul>
  10. 10. European Union = biggest donor in the world <ul><li>The EU is not one donor but 27 Member </li></ul><ul><li>States and the Commission </li></ul><ul><li>together responsible for 56% of all development aid (2009: €48.2 billion) </li></ul><ul><li>To compare: USA provides 24% (€20.6 billion) </li></ul><ul><li>European Commission on its own: </li></ul><ul><li>Second largest donor of development aid (13%, after USA) </li></ul><ul><li>Second largest donor of humanitarian aid </li></ul><ul><li>Present in approx. 150 countries </li></ul>Based on OECD/DAC figures 2009
  11. 12. EU official development assistance - ODA 2015 Source: OECD/DAC for 2009 EC Database for new Member States and 2010 OECD Data EU ODA % of GNI: actual 2009 , forecast 2010 , objective 2015 0.33 increase decrease
  12. 13. Who we are 3
  13. 14. Implementation: EuropeAid (future DEVCO) tasks <ul><li>Responsible for implementing external aid </li></ul><ul><li>programmes across the world </li></ul><ul><li>Aims to deliver development aid in an </li></ul><ul><li>efficient and effective way </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for translating policies into </li></ul><ul><li>practical aid actions and for developing new </li></ul><ul><li>ways of aid delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for the steps of aid delivery : </li></ul><ul><li>identification, feasibility, financial decisions </li></ul><ul><li>and controls, tendering, contracting, </li></ul><ul><li>monitoring and evaluation </li></ul>
  14. 15. Implementation: Delegations <ul><li>Delegations in countries receiving EC external assistance : approx. 115 </li></ul><ul><li>Delegations with international organisations </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. UN, OECD) </li></ul><ul><li>Delegations with pre-accession countries </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. Turkey) </li></ul><ul><li>Delegations with industrialised countries </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. USA, Japan) </li></ul>
  15. 16. Aid delivery methods <ul><li>Projects : series of activities aimed at bringing about clearly specified objectives within a defined timeframe and a defined budget. Use of donor or country procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>Sector Policy Support Programme : programmes of the European Commission designed to support the partner government’s sector programme. Implemented through sector budget support (SBS), pooled funding or project approach. </li></ul><ul><li>General budget support : large money transfer to the national treasury of a partner country in support of a national development policy. Use of country procedures. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Challenges ahead 4
  17. 18. Challenges ahead <ul><li>Deliver on our promises to the Millennium Development Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Make Aid effectiveness happen </li></ul><ul><li>Focusing on results and high impact aid </li></ul><ul><li>Developing innovative financing instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation of more inclusive growth and sustainable growth </li></ul><ul><li>Take full advantage of the Lisbon Treaty and the European External Action Service for policy coherence </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul>

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