The size, geographical reach and partnership dimension of the European Union’s (EU) aid programme makes it a formidable player in global development.
The European Commission, on behalf of the EC, disbursed some USD 10 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2006, making it the sixth largest donor amongst the members of the OECD's Development Assistance Commitee (DAC).
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), meeting in Paris on 6 June 2002, discussed the Peer Review of the European Community. The DAC Chairman, Mr Jean-Claude Faure, summed up the following DAC findings. The European Community is a large...