When you think of development aid, you think of poor countries. But the biggest receiver of EU development aid happens to be the 18th biggest economy of the world: Turkey. In 2013, Turkey received 2.4 billion Euros...
The EU likes to present itself as a big, important development aid donor, devoting itself to the cause of the world's poorest nations. However, a big part of the European support goes to Turkey. This investigation shows that development aid does not always mean that the money has actual developmental impact. Does the EU oversell its development statistics?
In a two-part story for MO* and De Correspondent, Sarah Haaij finds out what the money is used for.
- Hoe de EU geld verdient aan 'ontwikkelingshulp' - De Correspondent (17th December 2015)
- De grootste ontvanger van Europese ontwikkelingshulp is geen ontwikkelingsland - De Correspondent (16th December 2015)
- Europese ontwikkelingshulp in Turkije voor hogesnelheidstrein en controversiële tunnel - MO* (17th December 2015)
- Welk land krijgt van de EU het meeste ontwikkelingshulp? Turkije, de achttiende economie ter wereld - MO* (16th December 2015)