Africa

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Development Policy 23-07-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Curbing illicit financial flows is a resource for Africa

Over the last 50 years, Africa is estimated to have lost in excess of $1 trillion in illicit financial flows (IFFs). This sum is roughly equivalent to all of the official development assistance (ODA) received by Africa during the same timeframe. Currently, Africa is estimated to be losing more than $50 billion annually in IFFs.

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What is ODA spent on in Africa?
Development Policy 15-08-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: What is ODA spent on in Africa?

Around 40% of the European Commission's Overseas Development Aid (ODA) goes to Africa every year. The continent has received more than a quarter of the €2.7 billion increase in the aid budget since 2005 and, in 2009, aid for trade to the African, Caribbean and Pacific States increased to €3.6 billion. But where does the money end up?

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Child marriage
Development Policy 25-07-2014

Child marriage

Although child marriage is prohibited by international law, over 700 million underage girls are married worldwide, particularly in Africa and Asia.

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Cash check: Where does EU aid go?
Development Policy 02-06-2014

Cash check: Where does EU aid go?

Together, EU institutions and their member states are the biggest contributor to development cooperation worldwide. In 2012 alone, more than $37 billion was donated in aid – not counting loans made by the European Investment Bank.

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EU states increase lifeline to developing world
Development Policy 15-04-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: EU states increase lifeline to developing world

The aid index released annually by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has become a reference for trends of official development finance, and ways to make it work to its fullest.

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A silent cull of the world's children
Development Policy 01-03-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: A silent cull of the world’s children

According to the World Health Organization, some 6.6 million children, under the age of 5, died in 2012, half of them from conditions that were preventable, or treated with access to simple, affordable interventions.

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How we eat at the global table
Development Policy 31-01-2014

How we eat at the global table

The Netherlands, France and Switzerland are the three countries enjoying the planet’s cheapest, healthiest and most plentiful diets according to a new Oxfam ‘Good Enough to Eat’ index, while three African countries have the worst.

 

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Should development aid help contain migration?
Development Policy 18-12-2013

Should development aid help contain migration?

After the Lampedusa tragedy, several EU leaders called for development aid to be targeted toward countries, mostly in Africa, which are a major source of illegal immigration.