The research aims to provoke a debate on aid effectiveness between governments and civil society in Europe and aid recipient countries in the developing world. As the European Commission launches the Mid Term Review of its Country Strategy Papers (CSP) processes, this report offers a reality check on European Community (EC) efforts in Kenya, Senegal, Bolivia and India.
The research focuses on the degree and quality of civil society participation in drawing up the CSPs, which determine how EC aid is allocated. It is argued that tackling the democratic deficit in European aid will make Europe a more credible actor in development and foreign policy.
The research findings and policy recommendations are briefly outlined in this note.
Reviewing Civil Society’s Role in European Community Development Assistance in Senegal, Kenya, Bolivia and India, Emerging Markets Group (EMG) Ltd, London, UK, 2 pp.