Presentation on theme: "EU Development Cooperation Simon Maxwell Overseas Development Institute."— Presentation transcript:
EU Development Cooperation Simon Maxwell Overseas Development Institute
Facts about EU cooperation EU role EU policy trends and issues Choices / Future direction
The European Commission... Spends only about 15% of its aid budget in Asia (approx $1 bn p.a.) But the EC and the Member States together provide about $4.4 bn p.a. to Asia, equivalent to 27% of all aid to South and Central Asia and about 29% of all aid to the Far East and Oceania. N.B. New members
What kind of partnership? ?
EU - Asia Aid Trade Foreign Policy See –ASEM –Blair visits to China and India But not treaty-based (cf Cotonou)
The European Consensus On Development (Feb 2006) Poverty reduction as the over-arching objective; Common values (human rights, peace, good governance etc...); Common principles (ownership, partnership etc...) Effectiveness Policy coherence
The EC Development Policy Development as a shared competence; Added value: global; size; link to trade etc; Focus on: trade; regional integration; NR; infrastructure; water; energy; rural development; food security; governance; conflict; human development; HIV/AIDS; coherence.
The big win: more money
Financial Perspectives 2007-2013 50 bn euros for external action (total budget: 862 bn euros = 1.045% of EU GDP) Six main instruments: –Pre-accession –Stability –Devt Cooperation –European Neighbourhood –Humanitarian Aid –Macro-financial assistance
Increasing Europeanisation Receding Europeanisation Less Pro- poor More Pro- poor