Think Tanks Urge European Aid Rethink

Four of Europe’s leading think tanks have called on the European Union to reform how it delivers development aid. The Overseas Development Institute, German Development Institute, European Center for Development Policy Management and Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior, or FRIDE, made the appeal in a report that they released in time for the inauguration of the new European Commission. They also urged EU states to fulfill their aid promises and invest more in development partnerships.

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.