EU development funding: the need for continued EU leadership on sexual and reproductive health and family planning

According to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) annual report, in 2018 the EU and its Member States continue to be the world’s leading provider of ODA with an overall amount of EUR 74.4 billion. 

The European institutions alone remained the fourth biggest donor globally, with an indicative contribution of EUR 13.2 billion, which is slightly lower than 2017. Despite this decrease, the EU institutions are still the fourth largest donor worldwide, after the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. 

However, several recent changes (the election of a new European Parliament in 2019, the discussion on the future Multi-Annual Financial Framework and the COVID-19 outbreak) could cause this to change in the future.

Read more about the EU’s financial commitments to sexual and reproductive health worldwide.