These two studies helped, by providing an evidence base, to steer the debate towards interest-based, realistic and achievable future scenarios that could benefit all parties involved. The ACP-EU Council of Ministers is the highest institution of the ACP-EU partnership. It meets once a year in Brussels and in an ACP country and is composed: under the new agreement, the EU can be more selective and flexible in the allocation and use of its development resources. The allocation of development assistance is based on an assessment of a country`s needs and performance and involves the possibility of regularly adjusting financial resources accordingly. In practice, this means that more money can be transferred to «good performers» and the share of «bad performers» can be reduced.