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
The research findings and policy recommendations are briefly outlined in
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.
Reviewing Civil Society’s Role in European Community Development Assistance in Senegal, Kenya, Bolivia and India