On 29 October, the European Parliament Committee on Development adopted an own-initiative report on “improving development effectiveness and efficiency of aid” presented by the Committee Chair, Swedish MEP Tomas Tobé (EPP).
According to the report, improving effectiveness and efficiency in development cooperation is vital to help partner countries to reach the Sustainable Development Goals and to realise the UN 2030 Agenda. Facing enormous development setbacks, limited resources and increasing needs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the report by the Development Committee calls for a new impetus to scale-up the effectiveness of European development assistance through better alignment and coordination with EU Member States, with other agencies, donors and with the priorities of aid recipient countries.
On 25 November, the report was adopted by the European Parliament plenary.
The adopted report is available : https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-9-2020-0323_EN.html
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