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DG European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

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13_G_EC NEAR

OVERVIEW

Have they met the Busan commitment on aid transparency? Partly.

DG NEAR is responsible for helping countries to join the EU and for relations with neighbouring countries. DG NEAR manages the bulk of the EU’s financial and technical assistance to these countries, often working together with the Europe’s main development banks on investment projects in the region and also with pre-accession governments to whom it can delegate responsibility for managing EC cooperation activities.

ANALYSIS

Achievements and progress
  • DG NEAR has made significant progress since 2013 and is one of the biggest improvers increasing its score by 26%.
  • It is the top ranking EC Directorate-General in the 2016 Index and remains in the ‘good’ category, increasing its score on the 2014 Index by 12.3%.
  • DG NEAR has published four new indicators in the IATI Standard since the 2015 EU Aid Transparency Review including budget documents, conditions and impact appraisals.
Challenges and room for improvement
  • DG NEAR publishes information on evaluations and tenders, but not in the IATI Standard.
  • Important indicators such as Memoranda of Understanding and the budget identifier are not published at all. Others such as contracts and results are published inconsistently.
  • A number of indicators published to the IATI Registry score poorly on data quality tests, such as sub-national locations, budget documents, commitments, impact appraisals and conditions.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • DG NEAR should improve its coverage and publish all available activity-related documents to the IATI Registry.
  • It should require the implementation of the IATI Standard by all DFIs co-financing activities in the areas covered by its mandate.
  • It should develop a strategy for internal and external use of its data with all relevant stakeholders, in particular among the EU’s pre- accession and neighbourhood countries.

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DONOR PROFILE

2016 Index Score:

Good

74.1%

2014 Index Score:

Good

61.8%

2013 Index Score:

Fair

48.1%


First published to IATI:

July 2013



INDICATOR SCORING

TOTAL

74.1%

SECTION A

COMMITMENT TO
AID TRANSPARENCY:

9.22/10

SECTION B

PUBLICATION
ORGANISATION LEVEL:

24.00/25

SECTION C

PUBLICATION
ACTIVITY LEVEL:

40.88/65

Commitment

1. FOIA

2. Implementation Schedules

3. Accessibility

Planning

Planning

Financial

Financial

4. Organisation Strategy

5. Annual Report

6. Allocation Policy

7. Procurement Policy

Basic

Classifications

Financial

Performance

12. Implementer

13. Unique ID

14. Title

15. Description

16. Planned Dates

17. Actual Dates

18. Current Status

19. Contact Details