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The 2015 Watch Report series ended in 2010. All six reports are available here as downloads.

The 2015-Watch Report Series

The European Union (EU) as a whole, including its member states, contributes over 60% of global Official Development Assistance (ODA). The European Commission’s (EC’s) development programmes have allocated €51 billion for the period 2007 – 2013, making the EC a critical player in global efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Alliance2015 has been publishing the 2015-Watch Report since 2004, measuring the contribution of the European Commission towards the achievement of the MDGs. 2010 is a significant year in terms of assessing progress towards their achievement by 2015.

The latest 2015-Watch – launched at a European Parliament Hearing on 1st June - sets out a clear analysis of the advancements made and the challenges faced by the EU in the run up to the UN MDG Summit in September and towards the 2015 deadline.

The 6th report of the 2015-Watch series " The EU’s Contribution to the Millennium Development Goals. Keeping the Goals Alive" highlights the alarmingly low levels of EU aid being allocated directly to MDG areas including food, health and education. More worrying is the fact that allocations are lowest when it comes to Sub-Sahara Africa.

The figures speak for themselves. EC aid increased from €7.5 billion in 2005 to €12 billion in 2009. However, the percentage of allocations to food decreased from 4% of total funding in 2005 to 1.5% in 2008, basic health from 4.7% (2005) to 1.3% (2008) and basic education from 2.7% (2005) to 1.1% (2008).

The report makes 10 recommendations to the EU commensurate with taking a significant leadership position in preparations towards and the 5 years following the UN MDG Summit.

For further information, please see the Methodology & Scoring System section (see left column) and download the report from this site (see right column).