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Review of EU experience, best practices and lessons learned in the field of environment and climate change through the aid modality of budget support

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Written by Neil Bird

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.
Neil Bird and Fabrice Ferrandes