In recent years, European donor countries have increased their financial commitments to global development. Each donor country has its own actors, strategies, and instruments to implement its global development policies. For busy policymakers and advocates alike, this diversity sometimes makes it difficult to quickly glean and understand each country’s global development priorities, policies, decision-making and budgets.
Mission and approach
The DONOR Tracker is an initiative by SEEK Development. It aims to offer a one-stop, free resource for advocates and decision-makers seeking comparative, continuously updated information about European donor policies and financing. It seeks to reduce the transaction costs for accessing information on donor policies, financing commitments and decision-making processes and to increase transparency relating to the decision-making and financial allocation. The DONOR Tracker furthermore aims to add value through comparative analysis and to eventually support an intensified European policy dialogue on cross-cutting policy and finance issues.
The DONOR tracker provides objective, comparative policy and budget information on the eight largest European donors, UK, Germany, France, the EC, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden and Norway. Key elements are:
- Donor Profiles—introducing each country’s political system, legislative process, actors and institutions, as well as summarizing their global development strategies and funding commitments, with a special focus on global health and agriculture.
- Policy Tracker—providing information on the latest political developments and budget decisions, relevant meetings and events, new publications and media coverage. The Policy Tracker is updated once a week.
- Cross-Cutting Analysis on strategic issues facing donor countries.
By tracking and bundling information on donor policies and budgets, the DONOR Tracker hopes to inform the dialogue and shape a new, comparative way of looking at global health and development policy-making—drawing lessons from each other’s experiences. The lessons learned should in turn contribute to continuously improving global development policies, to promoting donor cooperation and partnerships.
For further information please contact:
SEEK Development | Strategic and Organizational Consultants
Käthe-Niederkirchner-Str. 23, 10407 Berlin