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EU aid should be results-oriented, report says

The European Union’s development aid to African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states must be results-oriented if it is to help meet OECD development targets and in particular the aim of halving by 2015 the proportion of people living in extreme poverty. This is the conclusion of an evaluation report (Evaluation of European Union Aid (Managed by the Commission) to African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries published at the end of November. The report, commissioned by EU development cooperation ministers in June 1995, says EU aid should focus on “a small number of clear objectives which should be the bottom line for aid organisations”. The aid should focus on strengthening institutions and policies and donors should coordinate their action with each acting on its particular strengths. Transparency and accountability were essential to the proper monitoring of results, to improve operations and win greater public support the report said.


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