Aid Policy Reform
The EU's aid programme provides more than of all world
Official Development Assistance. The common aid programme, managed
by the European Commission, is one of the largest programmes, making
up one-tenth of all world ODA. The fight against poverty is one
of the objectives of this programme; but is it achieving this?
There is broad consensus that the role of Europe in the world needs
to be strengthened. While recognising the need for this, the question
emerges whether there will be space for an approach of an independent
policy geared towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.