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Development cooperation and Slovakia in 2010
Development cooperation and Slovakia in 2010

Author(s): Ján Mihálik, Peter Brezáni, Nora Beňáková
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: SlovakAid; National program for Slovak ODA 2010 and 2011; development assistance; humanitarian assistance; technical assistance

Summary/Abstract: The year 2010 was a long-anticipated milestone in the field of official development assistance. The EU donor countries committed themselves to spending the amount worth 0.33 per cent (for EU15) or 0.17 per cent of GDP (for new member states) respectively on development cooperation by 2010. Not only the financial crisis but also the long-criticized unwillingness to increase the development assistance budget in the times of enormous economic growth has led Slovakia into an embarrassing position, as roughly a half of the minimum agreed GDP percentage is spent on development assistance. Unfortunately, it is still true that instead of discussing meaningful increase and the capacity building matters, Slovakia is forced to reflect on the possible ways of maintaining at least the attained level from previous years. The fact that the agreed level has not been attained by the majority of EU countries could not pose any consolation.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 155-173
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English