Making Greek development assistance more effective
Greek official development assistance was USD 508 million, amounting to 0.17% of its national income, in 2010. By volume, this represents a 28% fall over the past 2 years, from USD 703 million in 2008 and USD 607 million in 2009.
Greece’s development programme needs to focus more on results and quality. It should also co-ordinate better among the ministries involved; DG Hellenic Aid has the legal mandate to oversee development co-operation but no say in the development activities financed by 14 Greek ministries. In addition, Greek aid would have greater impact if spent in fewer countries, through fewer organisations.
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