Draft Report on Improving Aid Effectiveness and the Efficiency of Aid: MEP Tomas Tobé Acknowledges Local Governments as Crucial Partners to Improve Aid Effectiveness

In this draft report Tomas Tobé, chair of the European Parliament Development Committee, makes the case for a deepened cooperation with local authorities in development cooperation endeavours to better catalyse aid effectiveness

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Local and regional governments are essential for achieving aid effectiveness. A recent draft report on improving aid effectiveness and its efficiency by Tomas Tobé, chair of the European Parliament Development Committee, reflects this conviction. In the report Tobé argues for a deeper involvement of local authorities in development cooperation endeavours to better catalyse aid effectiveness. To achieve the effective investment of development aid he recommends that the “EU’s toolbox” should be used in a more strategic way and that cooperation efforts with local governments must be intensified. In addition, he encourages the involvement of the private sector and calls for a better coordination with EU donors to improve development policies and make them more sustainable regarding impact.

For more information on the draft report, please click here