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The European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) kindly invites you to the following event:

‘Who owns the EDF? Political realities and domestic accountability in EU development aid’

Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Time: 13:30 – 17:30

Venue: Martin’s Brussels EU – Boulevard Charlemagne 80, 1000 Brussels

The ongoing review process of the European Development Fund (EDF) provides an opportunity to look at how development aid affects democracy, human rights, and good governance and vice-versa. The international development community has long recognised the importance of ownership of aid and there are several practical steps to be taken in order to enhance domestic accountability in development cooperation.

The first panel will look at how development initiatives in Africa can tackle the highly complex issue of politics and ensure that all local perspectives are heard. The second panel will examine ways in which actors other than governments can be involved in the implementation of the EDF.

The full agenda can be found here.

You may register using this link.

Here you can also find EPD’s input paper, examining the extent to which domestic accountability is addressed in the European Development Fund. It includes practical recommendations to the EU to improve domestic accountability, ownership and aid effectiveness in ACP countries.


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