Interactive guide: Exploring EuropeAid's funding priorities

By Matthew Wolf, Arnau Rovira 15 May 2017

Click here to see Devex’s visualization of EuropeAid funding activities

The European Union institutions are the world’s fourth biggest donor of official development assistance, disbursing about $13.7 billion in net aid in 2015. That figure rose by more than 14 percent last year, according to the OECD — just as the world’s biggest donor, the United States, looks set to take a step back.

Given the importance of the EU to global development, Devex is embarking on an analysis of early-stage EuropeAid funding commitments, enabling our community to examine its priorities and projects. We’ve created a dataset with analyses and visualizations of EuropeAid funding, similar to our work around Asian Development Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development and World Bank funding.

This time, however, we go deeper. This data is unique — while it comes from public documents, it is not available in this aggregated, interactive format anywhere else. Devex has created a series of analyses and dashboards allowing you to explore the data region by region — click here to see our first visualization, giving you a global overview of where and on what EuropeAid money is being spent.

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About the authors

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Matthew Wolf

Matthew Wolf works with Devex's Development Data team in Barcelona, helping improve our coverage of and insight into development work and funding around the world. He draws on work experience with Thomson Reuters in Africa, MENA and Latin America, where he helped uncover, pursue and win opportunities with local governments and donor agencies. He is interested in data-driven solutions to development challenges.


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Arnau Rovira is part of the Devex's Development Data team in Barcelona where he works on analyzing and understanding donor and country priorities through the use of data. He previously worked as business intelligence analyst at Scytl, worldwide leader on electoral voting solutions. In his interest to the international and electoral affairs he became electoral observer. Until now, he has been deployed in Uruguay, Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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