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European Union members are collectively the largest aid donor in the world and give over half of global aid, and the EU’s policies have a major bearing on global development—from migration, to trade, agriculture and security. CGD is bringing its innovative thinking and evidence-based, practical propositions to the unique European context.
Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane has created an independent non-government body, The African Monitor, which aims to monitor fulfillment of economic and social development projects, raise expectations and awareness of grass roots groups-including faith networks-and motivate groups to hold authorities accountable for results. One year following the G8 Gleneagles Summit, Archbishop Ndungane will discuss The African Monitor's role in maintaining this momentum, implementing development in Africa, and assessing if development promises are being kept.