The Donor Tracker seeks to advance and support progress in global development by providing advocates with easy access to high-quality quantitative and qualitative strategic information to support their work.
The Donor Tracker is a unique online resource that offers free, independent, up-to-date analysis of 14 major OECD donors. Covering 90% of the world’s official development assistance (ODA), the Donor Tracker provides data-driven insights on strategic priorities, funding trends, decision-making and key opportunities.
Members of the European Parliament have elected Antonio Tajani as the Parliament's new President. He replaces Martin Schulz, who steps down after five years. Tajani, of the center-right European People’s Party (EPP), was supported by his own group, as well as by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), and the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR). The trio stands to reshape governance of the EU, which over the last decade has been shaped by a ‘grand coalition’ between the EPP and the Social Democrats (S&D). The EPP now controls all three EU institutions — the Parliament, the Commission and the Council.
Tajani served six years as European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship (2008 to 2014) and has been a longstanding member of the European Parliament (1994 to 2008, and again since 2014). He was a longtime spokesman and consigliere to former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
The eight richest people in the world hold as much wealth as 3.6 billion of the poorest, according to an explosive new report by the NGO Oxfam, timed with the World Economic Forum in Davos. The publication, ‘An economy for the 99%’, details how economic inequities have been growing over the past three decades. Oxfam’s Spanish affiliate Oxfam Intermón calls for Spain to work responsibly to end extreme poverty and economic inequities worldwide through, for example, fighting against tax evasion and increasing the ODA budget, to 0.25% of GNI in 2017 and to 0.4% in 2020.
On January 21, 2017, a symposium called ‘Fairtrade and Sustainability, the most normal thing in the world?’ takes place in Houten, the Netherlands. The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Liliane Ploumen, debates with fair trade entrepreneurs, who will elaborate on their motivations to invest in sustainable trade, potential opportunities they see, and challenges they currently face.
Location: Houten, the Netherlands
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The G20 countries' agriculture ministers will meet in Berlin on January 22, 2017. The focus of the meeting is “agriculture and water”. To ensure food security with a growing world population, more food will need to be produced with less water. In a preparatory meeting on December 1, 2016, the ministers agreed that solutions to this challenge can only be tackled in a joint effort, which will be further discussed during the G20 meeting.
There is a lot of data available out there on official development assistance – but there is not a lot of in-depth analysis to help people understand the political and practical contexts in which donors make their ODA funding decisions. The Donor Tracker pulls this all together.
”— Ann Starrs, President and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute in New York
The Donor Tracker is an excellent tool for advocates everywhere to understand ODA budget processes in other countries and who the key players are in development policy.
”— Dr Christoph Benn, Director of External Relations at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva
The Donor Tracker provides advocates working in global development with information that is critical for their work: It explains how political decisions are taken, what kind of strategic priorities donors have and helps them to identify key advocacy opportunities during the political year.
”— Joe Cerrell, Managing Director, Global Policy and Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
To advance the global health agenda, it is important to understand how donors think: What is important to them, what do they fund? Which political factors influence their preferences? The Donor Tracker responds to these questions for every major donor. It’s incredibly useful.
”— Dean Jamison, Professor of Global Health at the University of California in San Francisco