Publications and reports

Marta 2016 10 26 12 00

Brussels, 26/10/2016 - The European Union has again failed to meet its commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on Development Aid by 2015. The CONCORD Aidwatch report 2016 published today, entitled ‘This is not enough’, reveals that only five countries met their 2015 targets: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom. This means there is a ‘debt’ of €36.9billion in 2015 between what the EU has promised to developing countries and what it has delivered.

Marta 2016 01 30 12 00

2015, the European Year for Development, has been a very important year for the non-governmental organisations working in the field of international development: there were a lot of events and discussions about global challenges and the roles of us, active citizens, in addressing them. This year will also be remembered for the global agreements on Sustainable Development Goals and actions to address climate change, which we hope will bring a more sustainable future for us and our children.

giedre 2015 03 10 12 00

This year is the year for development in the EU. How does Lithuania look in this context? What Lithuania has achieved during 10 years as EU member state and the donor? What were the goals of development cooperation and what has been achieved or not achieved? We share the article of Anastasija Panasevic which was published in the journal “Latvia’s interests in the European Union”.

Marta 2014 11 14 12 00

This report aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the instruments and programmes (both thematic and geographic) used by the European Union (EU) in its development cooperation. It highlights the roles played by civil society in policy dialogue on these instruments and programmes, and in their implementation. The EU budget for development cooperation is divided into different funding instruments, which provide the legal basis for the implementation of the various programmes. Some of these funding instruments have a geographical focus, and some a thematic one. Each instrument is then divided into different programmes: some are country-specific, some regionspecific, and some thematic. Notably, the DCI (Development Cooperation Instrument) includes both geographical and thematic programmes.

Marta 2014 10 03 12 00

The study looks at how successful EU13 CSOs have been within the last ten years in securing grants for implementing European development cooperation projects outside the EU through four thematic programmes of the Development Cooperation Instrument (NSA-LA - Actions in partner countries, Investing in People, Migration and Asylum and Environment, and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources including Energy) and the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights. The study was conducted on the basis of available information from the public EC database and an electronic survey distributed among EU13 development CSOs.

Mariana 2014 01 13 12 00

As the world struggles to overcome the economic crisis, tax-related capital flight continues to redirect much-needed financial resources away from citizens and societies in some of the poorest countries of the global south. According to a comprehensive research conducted by the Tax Justice Network, the stash of wealth hidden away offshore is probably in the range of 16 to 25 trillion euros. These financial resources escaping taxation, whether held by individuals or shell companies, serving as vehicles for transactions without active business operations, are guarded by a wall of secrecy making them invisible to tax authorities and to the countries from which they originate.

Marta 2013 12 04 12 00

Lithuanian National Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisations’ Platform (NGDO Platform) presents a brochure detailing the expertise of the Lithuanian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the field of development cooperation.

Marta 2013 10 17 12 00

European aid to poor countries is stalling two years ahead of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals deadline, with aid cut or stagnant in 19 member states reveals the new Concord AidWatch report published on October 17, the International Day for Poverty Eradication.

Marta 2013 05 12 12 00

The European Report on Development (ERD) 2013 "Post 2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future" seeks to contribute to the global reflection on the post-2015 development agenda by providing independent research-based analysis, stimulating debate and building common ground among key stakeholders. Based on an assessment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) experience and on an analysis of the changing international context and likely trends for the next 20-30 years, the ERD 2013 attempts to identify key potential drivers of a global partnership for development post-2015, in order to tackle poverty in the poorest countries in an inclusive and sustainable manner. Three such drivers are highlighted: development finance, trade and investment, and migration.

Marta 2013 05 12 12 00

Human rights and a focus on the multidimensional scope of poverty should be at the centre of the agenda that replaces the Millennium Development Goals - due to expire in less than two years’ time - according to a new position from CONCORD’s Beyond 2015 European Taskforce (ETF). New report from CONCORD’s Beyond 2015 ETF was presented to the European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs, and the European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik on 2 May in Brussels.

Marta 2013 05 03 12 00

International development efforts are being undermined by the rising tide of legal restrictions, funding cuts and violence faced by civil society around the world, according to a new report from CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance. The new report - The State of Civil Society 2013 - catalogues the experiences of activists and non-governmental organisations across the world. It concludes that the optimism within civil society of 2012 has evaporated.

2010 12 27 20 27

Have you ever wondered what exactly it is that the European Union does for you? If so, this booklet provides the answer with a brief glimpse at 10 actions that have been put in place over the past year and that will make a real difference in the lives of each and every one of us. From helping us save money when making mobile phone calls from abroad to pooling resources for research into diseases such as Alzheimer’s, the European Union is working on policies and practices that have a direct impact on the lives of people and their environment, both within and outside its borders. As wide-ranging as they are diverse, these activities nonetheless share one common purpose: to make Europe, and the world it is a part of, a better place.

2010 10 05 22 29

European neighbourhood policy : civil society and culture

2010 10 05 22 27

In this report, the European Court of Auditors analyses the Commission’s approach to regional economic integration in East Africa and West Africa, its management of the support provided and the results of a sample of projects. The report contains recommendations which aim at helping the Commission to improve its approach to, and management of, regional economic integration programmes.

2010 10 05 22 25

Teaching manual on the European Union's policy on development cooperation

2010 10 05 22 24

Awakening to development co-operation

2010 10 05 22 22

Europe in the world

2010 10 05 22 20

Ιn this report, the Court analyses the Εuropean Commission’s management of rehabilitation aid after two major natural disasters: hurricane Mitch in 1998 and the 2004 tsunami. The Commission’s combined rehabilitation aid of 550 million euro aimed to reconstruct basic infrastructure and provide a basis for sustainable development. The Court makes recommendations which could help the European Commission to provide more efficient and effective rehabilitation aid in the future.

2010 10 05 22 18

Special report ‘EC development assistance to health services in sub-Saharan Africa’ examines whether the financial and human resources allocated to the health sector reflected the EC’s policy commitments, and whether the Commission has speeded up the implementation of this aid and used the various types of financing effectively. The report makes a series of recommendations aimed at improving the effectiveness of EC assistance in contributing to improving health services in sub-Saharan Africa.

2010 10 05 22 16

Commission aid implemented through United Nations Organisations amounts to over 1 billion euro per year. In this report the Court examines whether decisions to channel aid through the United Nations are the result of a transparent and objective selection process. It also examines whether monitoring and audit arrangements provide adequate information on the robustness of financial procedures and on whether funds have been used for their intended purpose.



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