The Strategic Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of EU Budget Support with Regard to Supporting Democratic Transitions in Southern Mediterranean Countries

15-10-2013

This study analyses to what extent the EU budget support provided to Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria has changed due to the Arab Spring and to what extent the EU budget support has contributed to the democratic transitions in those countries. Furthermore, the study provides information on (i) how resolutions of the European Parliament regarding Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria have been translated into the EU budget support provided to those countries, (ii) how the monitoring and reporting systems of the effects of those budget support operations have been organised and to what extent respect of human rights and gender issues have been taken into account in the budget support programmes.

This study analyses to what extent the EU budget support provided to Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria has changed due to the Arab Spring and to what extent the EU budget support has contributed to the democratic transitions in those countries. Furthermore, the study provides information on (i) how resolutions of the European Parliament regarding Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria have been translated into the EU budget support provided to those countries, (ii) how the monitoring and reporting systems of the effects of those budget support operations have been organised and to what extent respect of human rights and gender issues have been taken into account in the budget support programmes.

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Martin VAN DER LINDE and Ms Anja WILLEMSEN (ECORYS Nederland BV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)