Tag Archives: blending

Ensuring a development focus in the European Investment Bank (EIB) and EU blending mechanisms

New methods of funding EU development policies were debated last Thursday at a joint Counter Balance, Eurodad and Alop event at the European Parliament. Officials from the EU institutions, CSOs and specialists in the field of finance came together to discuss emerging tools for development finance and assess whether they are fit for purpose to […]

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Roundtable: the EU development agenda

Counter Balance, Eurodad, ALOP and MEP Ivailo Kalfin would like to invite you to the roundtable The EU development agenda: The external lending mandate of the European Investment Bank and the rise of blending mechanisms   Thursday 7 November 2013, 12:00-15:00 Room ASP 5G 305 European Parliament, Brussels As negotiations on the next external lending […]

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Blurry blending

Official Development Assistance (ODA) budgets are under pressure – but never fear, the private sector is here to fill the gap. In short, that’s the EU’s answer to declining ODA budgets in times of crisis. How does this work? One word: “blending”. By Berber Verpoest, Counter Balance and María José Romero, Eurodad Mixing grants and […]

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Aid to the private sector: promoting responsible investments? Latin America as a testing ground (Room A1E-2)

Jürgen KLUTE – Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left Franziska KELLER – Green/European Free Alliance Charles GOERENS – Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Gay MITCHELL – Group of the European People’s Party Invite you on 21 March in the European Parliament to discuss the pros […]

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