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New EU support for the Civil Society in Ukraine

Europaid - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:28
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Syria crisis: EU steps up assistance

Europaid - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:28
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"EU-Ukraine: there is no time to rest"

Europaid - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:28
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A Europe-wide response to the Ebola epidemic

Europaid - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:27
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Climate action through Blending

Europaid - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:07

The transition to a green economy poses great challenges which cannot be met solely through grant resources and traditional forms of development assistance. In certain cases, blending can attract additional public and private financing for climate change action.

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Blending operations 2007-2013

Europaid - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:05

Since it was first introduced at the beginning of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2007-2013, the blending has gradually evolved into an important tool of EU external cooperation, complementing other implementation modalities. EU regional blending facilities have been established in all regions of EU external cooperation.

Over the years 2007-2013, €1.6 billion EU grants financed 200 blended projects. The EU grant contributions have leveraged approximately €16 billion of loans by European finance institutions and regional development banks. By strategically combining EU grants with public and private financing, blending helps unlock investments with an estimated volume of €40 billion in EU partner countries.

60% of the EU grants allocated to blending projects supported energy and transport infrastructure initiatives; 30% was invested in social infrastructure related to access to clean water, waste treatment, housing, health, urban as well as the environment; and 10% of the grant funds supported the local private sector, notably MSMEs, in strengthening local production capacity and fostering job creation.

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Innovative Financial Instruments (blending)

Europaid - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:41
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Innovative Financial Instruments (blending)

Europaid - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:41

Investment needs in EU partner countries are substantial. Government and donor funds are far from sufficient to cover these needs. Countries need to attract additional public and private finance to drive economic growth as a basis for poverty reduction.

The Agenda for Change emphasises the support of inclusive growth and job creation as a key priority of EU external cooperation. In this context, blending is recognised as an important vehicle for leveraging additional resources and increasing the impact of EU aid.

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First Bêkou Trust Fund Board meeting

Europaid - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:26

The objective to the meeting is to present a state of play of on-going work conducted by the Bêkou Trust Fund, discuss with Member States the way forward for the coming months and the plans to organise a donors meeting in favour of the Central African Republic.

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Support to elections

Europaid - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:36
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Democracy support

Europaid - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:08
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