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CSOs urge member states to implement Court of Auditors recommendations on blending in upcoming Council Conclusions

Added 18 Feb 2015
Eurodad and several members, including Oxfam International and 11.11.11, have sent a letter to the member states' representatives of the EU Council Working Party on Development Cooperation (CODEV). We are urging them to use the opportunity of the Council Conclusions to ensure implementation of the recommendations of the European Court of Auditors regarding blending mechanisms. 

As the EU gears its efforts towards the upcoming negotiations on Financing for Development, civil society organisations (CSOs) are very much expecting a thorough and balanced approach on this crucial issue. In the letter, CSOs emphasise that "any increase in the use of blending mechanisms should be based on sound evidence that is fit for sustainable development and on measures to enable proper implementation of development effectiveness principles."

Click here to read an example of the full letter, in this case for the attention of the Latvian representatives.