Development Policy Archives

  • Eurostat gauges EU progress on SDG implementation

    News 21-11-2017

    Eurostat, the European Union statistical office, published on Monday (20 November) a monitoring report on how the EU as a whole implements the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing “significant” progress in five of them and “moderate” progress for eight others.

  • EU-Africa strategy: An incentive for development?

    News 21-11-2017

    After “years of indifference” and one of the biggest waves of migration to ever hit Europe, Africa now tops the political agenda. That means a new strategy has to be found, according to the European Parliament. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • 2018 budget agreed with cuts in development aid

    News 20-11-2017

    In the early hours of Saturday (18 November), after 16 hours of negotiations, the EU member states and the European Parliament struck a deal on the EU’s budget for 2018, three days before the end of the conciliation period on 20 November at midnight.

  • EIB president: Europe needs a paradigm shift in development policy

    Interview 17-11-2017

    The Juncker Plan has been a "miraculous instrument", and Europe now needs the same paradigm change in development policy. That means moving from social policy to economic development, and from grants to loans. The EU will play a huge role in that shift, Werner Hoyer told in an interview.

  • Finding climate ambition outside of Europe

    Opinion | Climate change 17-11-2017

    Yesterday at the Bonn climate summit, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica underlined the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the support needed to rebuild a fully climate-resilient nation. Maeve McLynn describes how rich nations can help.

  • Belgium highlights pioneering role in linking private sector to aid policy

    News 16-11-2017

    Alexander De Croo, Belgium's Minister for Development Cooperation, made a passionate plea yesterday (15 November) for closer synergies between private and public funding for development, using his country's pioneering experience as an example.