Review of EU experience with the budget support aid modality
This paper reviews recent and on-going EU experience in the design and implementation of budget support programmes benefiting EU partner countries that are vulnerable to climate change, particularly though the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) initiative. Budget support was highlighted in the 2007 EC Communication [COM(2007)540] that introduced the GCCA and it has been used to support eight GCCA country programmes, reflecting countries’ preference to channel external support through their own systems. This aid modality has provided both national governments and the EU an important opportunity to innovate, leading to the prospect of promoting climate change policy dialogue and securing higher levels of sustainability compared to what might have been possible using a project approach.
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