Special Eurobarometer 405: EU Development Aid and the Millennium Development Goals

The EU and its Member States deliver aid to developing countries via EuropeAid (Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid), the part of the European Commission which is responsible for designing EU development policies and delivering aid through programmes and projects across the world. The eradication of poverty is the ultimate objective of EU development policy and with this in mind the EU is committed to achieving the UN’s eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The EU’s own Agenda for Change1, which was launched in 2012, aims to contribute to these objectives by improving the delivery of EU aid through targeting the areas, sectors and countries where funding can really make a difference.