Statement of Commissioner Piebalgs on the ONE 2012 Data Report
It is with great interest that I took note of the findings of ONE's "The 2012 Data Report" which examines EU progress in reaching development aid funding and assesses the quality of aid provided by the EU institutions and Member States. I was particularly pleased to see that the EU institutions rank in first position on transparency and among the leaders in terms of aid efficiency and evaluation.
The report also recognises a strong push made by EU institutions to demonstrate the value of development work and clearly communicate not only on inputs, but also on results. In times of constrained resources, this is a strong encouragement to pursue our objective to use aid in the most efficient way in order to achieve the highest impact, as stated the "An Agenda for Change".