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Motion for a European Parliament resolution on monitoring development aid and the European Court of Auditors’ report on EU development aid to Kenya

The European Parliament,

 having regard to Article 4(4) and Articles 208 and 211 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

 having regard to Council Regulation (EU) 2015/323 of 2 March 2015,

 having regard to Rule 143 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas in its special report No 14/2020, published on 8 September 2020, the European Court of Auditors gave an unfavourable assessment of the development aid given to Kenya, noting that 90% of the EUR 435 million was allocated using a ‘standardised approach’ without ‘ conducting […] specific assessment of the country’s development obstacles and objectives’[1];

B. whereas the allocation process is apparently not conditional on performance, although Kenya ‘has remained in the bottom 21% of countries ranked in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index’;

C. whereas the criteria for selecting industries were unclear, with no direct support for manufacturing industry;

1. Calls on the Commission and the Member States, particularly in the context of a future ‘post-Cotonou’ agreement, to rigorously evaluate aid, making it conditional on performance and migration control and giving priority to industries which create jobs.


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