Euromapping 2009: EU surpasses US as top donor in population assistance
On 1st September 2009, EuroNGOs member organizations DSW (The German Foundation for World Population) and EPF (The European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development) launched the Euromapping 2009 report. It provides an overview of comparative contributions as well as detailed information about an individual donor country’s performance over time. Its goal is to research, analyse, consolidate and present comparative information about European ODA and SRH commitments, funding flows and qualitative considerations specifically calibrated to meet the needs of advocates and decision-makers.
536,000 women die in childbirth each year around the world; some 204 million women have an unmet need for family planning services, and 100 million young people are among the 340 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections each year.
At the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994, 179 nations committed themselves to the goal of universal access to reproductive health by the year 2015. In 2007, universal access to reproductive health services was integrated as a target of the Millennium Development Goals. Funds needed to reach this goal were initially estimated at US$ 18.5 billion in 2005, US$ 20.5 billion in 2010, and US$ 21.7 billion in 2015.
In 2009—15 years since ICPD—governments, parliaments and civil society take stock of achievements regarding the Programme of Action. Today, it is clear that funding levels pledged 15 years ago have neither been achieved nor are enough to reach this goal. Despite significant private contributions, most funding for health initiatives around the world still comes from governmental donors, predominately through Official Development Assistance (ODA). Thus, monitoring the level and composition of ODA is a means of verifying whether governments are living up to their political and policy commitments.
On the occasion of ICPD at 15, Euromapping 2009 differs significantly from previous editions, featuring analysis of:
- Global ODA trends
- Health spending
- Population Assistance spending
- Contributions to major SRHR-organisations
- 38 Donor Profiles
- 6 Case studies on Budget Support, Division of Labour and EU Aid in Mozambique, Kenya, Nepal and Pakistan
The Euromapping 2009 report is published in English, French and German. In addition to downloading the entire report, the Executive Summary can be read online.
The "EuroMapping 2009" pocket guide can be downloaded here: