Development Aid: all
NGO letters re: European Commission’s support to Civil Society Organisations through thematic programmes
On 26 April 2012 a coalition of NGOs wrote to Director-General Fotiadis to share their concerns about recent trends in the reduction of financial support available for civil society through the thematic programmes of the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI). They also described problems with regards to a lack of consultation with civil society on the Annual Action Programmes as well as the lack of predictability and transparency in the way financial decisions appear to be made within DG DEVCO.
The European Commission’s reply was much appreciated although it is clear that there is still work to do before this issue is solved.
This report follows on from the 2007 FERN, BirdLife and WWF report ‘Transparency and availability of EC aid documentation | a review’. It provides an analysis of 21 geographically-diverse country and regional environmental profiles in order to assess the quality and value of the information they provide. It was written by an independent expert completing a desk study of 19 Country Environmental Profiles and two Regional Environmental Profiles.