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EU Accountability Report 2012 on Financing for Development

The European Commission has published the 2012 EU Accountability Report on Financing for Development, which analyses and illustrates how the EU and its Member States fulfilled their commitments for more and better financing for development.

Financing for development and 2012 report

The report, published on 9 July 2012, confirms that the EU as a whole has kept up progress delivering on its pledges, although the situation differs greatly between issues and Member States. It covers previous year's efforts by the EU and its 27 Member States to support the mobilisation of development finance.

Elements of the Report

The report consists of:

The Communication and the complete report are available for download also in one file pdf - 12 MB [12 MB] .
In addition, Member States have agreed to publish their individual replies to the questionnaire and the Commission has prepared short "Donor Profiles" of each Member State on the basis of the replies. The Commission has also prepared a short summary pdf - 473 KB [473 KB] of the report.

Main findings

The Commission Communication of this year builds on previous progress as well as the new principles set out in the Agenda for Change, and proposes improvements in EU support for mobilising development finance. These proposals are based on data presented in the EU Accountability Report 2012 and the previous Reports published since 2003.

Domestic resource mobilisation is the largest source of development finance. The EU and its Member States are considering ways to provide greater emphasis to this area, notably as part of budget support operations. Support to address tax evasion and harmful tax competition will continue to be given. Substantial progress has been achieved in areas such as multilateral conventions, Tax Information Exchange Agreements as well as double taxation conventions.

Concerning debt relief, the EU and its Member States will continue to deliver on their commitments and are increasingly prioritising actions on the prevention of unsustainable debt and strengthening of the debt management capacity and institutions in Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) countries.

In relation to international private flows for development, the EU and its Member States have been driving the global Aid for Trade (AfT) efforts, confirming their position as collectively the largest provider of AfT in the world, exceeding agreed targets. They also boosted bilateral trade relations with developing countries and keep promoting regional integration. Maximizing the development impact of migration by facilitating remittances and reducing transaction costs remains a priority for the EU and its Member States.

The current context of the financial crisis and budgetary austerity have brought a new resonance to Innovative Sources of Financing. Facilitating private investment in partner countries by using blending mechanisms, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and encouraging Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are essential for a thriving private sector development in partner countries.

Since making its Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitments in 2002, EU ODA has seen fluctuations, but overall, EU ODA has been on an upward trend. In 2011, the EU and its Member States provided €53.1 billion in ODA, which is 0.42% of the collective GNI. The EU (European Commission and EU Member States) remains the biggest donor, and the EU's per capita ODA and its ODA/GNI ratios are greater than those of non-EU DAC members. However, EU Member States stand in different positions with regard to the 2015 target; in 2011, 11 Member States saw a reduction in their ODA, while 16 increased their spending. Many EU Member States are also taking actions to increase ODA targeted to Africa. The LDC's share of EU ODA has been increasing both in absolute and relative terms since 2004, reaching 0.15% of EU GNI in 2011. However, reaching the overall ODA/GNI target in 2015 would require the EU and its Member States to dramatically step up efforts and almost double their current ODA in nominal terms. Within the context of climate change and biodiversity, the EU and its Member States are committed to play a leading role on the international stage. In fact, they have reaffirmed their commitment to doing their fair share in this context and pledged to contribute fast-start funding totalling EUR7.2billion for the years 2010 to 2012. The EU's biodiversity-related aid as a share of total EU ODA increased from 2.1% in 2006 to 5.7% in 2010.

Last but not least, the EU and its Member States are working on a range of measures to make aid more effective and to implement commitments in relation to the Paris Declaration principles, the Accra Agenda for Action and the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. The priority for the EU and Member States is now to focus on the country level implementation of aid and on the development effectiveness commitments.

Replies to the 2012 questionnaire and donor profiles

Member State

Questionnaire

Annex 2*
Fast Start Climate Finance monitoring table

Annex 3*
Individual Fast Start Finance actions

Donor Profile

Austria

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 170 KB [170 KB]

Fast Start Climate Finance Monitoring Table (2010 + 2011) pdf - 80 KB [80 KB]

Individual action supported by EU FSF (2011) pdf - 103 KB [103 KB]

Austria – Donor Profile pdf - 226 KB [226 KB]

Belgium

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 166 KB [166 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF questionnaire pdf - 40 KB [40 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF project list pdf - 27 KB [27 KB]

 

Belgium – Donor Profile pdf - 303 KB [303 KB]

Bulgaria

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 150 KB [150 KB]

FSF questionnaire for 2011 pdf - 36 KB [36 KB]

 

Bulgaria – Donor Profil pdf - 178 KB [178 KB]

Cyprus

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 189 KB [189 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF questionnaire pdf - 38 KB [38 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF project list pdf - 604 KB [604 KB]

Cyprus – Donor Profile pdf - 156 KB [156 KB]

Czech republic

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 166 KB [166 KB]

FSF questionnaire 2011 pdf - 37 KB [37 KB]

FSF project list - update 2011 pdf - 603 KB [603 KB]

Czech Republic – Donor Profile pdf - 188 KB [188 KB]

Denmark

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 186 KB [186 KB]

Denmark Final pdf - 37 KB [37 KB]

Denmark Final pdf - 603 KB [603 KB]

Denmark – Donor Profile pdf - 248 KB [248 KB]

Estonia

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 134 KB [134 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF questionnaire pdf - 38 KB [38 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF project list pdf - 606 KB [606 KB]

Estonia – Donor Profile pdf - 301 KB [301 KB]

Finland

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 161 KB [161 KB]

questionnaire for 2011 pdf - 36 KB [36 KB]

Actions MASTER for 2011 pdf - 305 KB [305 KB]

Finland – Donor Profile pdf - 239 KB [239 KB]

France

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 253 KB [253 KB]

questionnaire Monterrey 2012 pdf - 44 KB [44 KB]

questionnaire Monterrey 2012 pdf - 584 KB [584 KB]

France – Donor Profile pdf - 251 KB [251 KB]

Germany

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 211 KB [211 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire pdf - 31 KB [31 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire pdf - 31 KB [31 KB]

Germany – Donor Profile pdf - 248 KB [248 KB]

Greece

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 147 KB [147 KB]

Greece Advance Questionnaire 2012 pdf - 21 KB [21 KB]

Fast Start Finance pdf - 189 KB [189 KB]

Greece – Donor Profile pdf - 218 KB [218 KB]

Hungary

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 146 KB [146 KB]

FSF questionnaire for 2011 pdf - 36 KB [36 KB]

 

Hungary – Donor Profile pdf - 231 KB [231 KB]

Ireland

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 147 KB [147 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire pdf - 38 KB [38 KB]

 

Ireland – Donor Profile pdf - 221 KB [221 KB]

Italy

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 188 KB [188 KB]

MAE+MATTM MONITORING TABLE pdf - 27 KB [27 KB]

MAE+MATTM FCF Actions pdf - 212 KB [212 KB]

Italy – Donor Profile pdf - 246 KB [246 KB]

Latvia

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 168 KB [168 KB]

FSF questionnaire for 2011 pdf - 35 KB [35 KB]

 

Latvia – Donor Profile pdf - 193 KB [193 KB]

Lithuania

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 149 KB [149 KB]

Answer pdf - 38 KB [38 KB]

Answer pdf - 21 KB [21 KB]

Lithuania – Donor Profile pdf - 177 KB [177 KB]

Luxembourg

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 156 KB [156 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF questionnaire pdf - 38 KB [38 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF project list pdf - 19 KB [19 KB]

Luxembourg – Donor Profile pdf - 281 KB [281 KB]

Malta

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 158 KB [158 KB]

2012 pdf - 38 KB [38 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF project list pdf - 603 KB [603 KB]

Malta – Donor Profile pdf - 151 KB [151 KB]

Netherlands

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 183 KB [183 KB]

Annex 2 pdf - 41 KB [41 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire pdf - 34 KB [34 KB]

Netherlands – Donor Profile pdf - 248 KB [248 KB]

Poland

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 209 KB [209 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF questionnaire pdf - 39 KB [39 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF project list pdf - 603 KB [603 KB]

Poland – Donor Profile pdf - 209 KB [209 KB]

Portugal

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 150 KB [150 KB]

questionnaire for 201 pdf - 35 KB [35 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF project list pdf - 603 KB [603 KB]

Portugal – Donor Profile pdf - 247 KB [247 KB]

Romania

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 153 KB [153 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF questionnaire pdf - 35 KB [35 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF project list pdf - 302 KB [302 KB]

Romania – Donor Profile pdf - 191 KB [191 KB]

Slovakia

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 154 KB [154 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire pdf - 41 KB [41 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF project list pdf - 657 KB [657 KB]

Slovak Republic – Donor Profile pdf - 235 KB [235 KB]

Slovenia

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 163 KB [163 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF questionnaire pdf - 36 KB [36 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF project list pdf - 23 KB [23 KB]

Slovenia – Donor Profile pdf - 302 KB [302 KB]

Spain

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 211 KB [211 KB]

FSF questionnaire for 2011 pdf - 21 KB [21 KB]

 

Spain – Donor Profile pdf - 228 KB [228 KB]

Sweden

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 155 KB [155 KB]

Monterrey questionnaire for 2012, climate finance pdf - 37 KB [37 KB]

Monterrey - actions MASTER for 2012 pdf - 302 KB [302 KB]

 

Sweden – Donor Profile pdf - 245 KB [245 KB]

United Kingdom

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 230 KB [230 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF questionnaire pdf - 41 KB [41 KB]

EU 2012 Monitoring Questionnaire - FSF project list pdf - 55 KB [55 KB]

United Kingdom – Donor Profile pdf - 248 KB [248 KB]

European Commission

EU Accountability Report on Financing for DevelopmentQuestionnaire for preparing the 2012 Report pdf - 146 KB [146 KB]

Annex 2 pdf - 38 KB [38 KB]

 

European Commission – Donor Profile pdf - 230 KB [230 KB]

* - In case of no update, reply is not published below

Annex 1 of the Questionnaire pdf - 97 KB [97 KB] - Background on the questions and references to the EU commitments.

Last update: 29/07/2013 | Top