The world’s poorest countries could lose more than €378m per year if their existing trade agreements with the UK market are not maintained in the event of Brexit, a new series of essays published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the UK Trade Policy Observatory has warned.
There are many changes impacting the future of European development cooperation: a serious existential crisis in the European Union in the wake of Brexit, a newly agreed 2030 global sustainable development and climate change agenda, and major geopolitical shifts, writes Andrew Sherriff.
The forthcoming UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants need not be another missed opportunity. UN member states must involve the private sector and local authorities to finally address the global refugee crisis, writes Solon Ardittis.
DR Congo’s impasse between an unplanned urbanisation of slum expansion and a dystopian dream world of Dubai-inspired gated compounds is on display at a show in Brussels – the former colonial master of what is now one of the world’s poorest countries.
The post-Brexit slump in the pound will cost developing countries nearly $4bn (£3.1bn, €3.6bn) in the coming year, with reduced trade and aid, risk-averse financial markets, lower growth and sharply reduced remittances all playing a role, a report shows.
Worsening inequality is a threat to the achievement of the global Sustainable Development Objectives. To turn the situation around, the governments of developing countries must invest heavily in public services, says Philippe Orliange.
'Blending' - a form of pump-priming private sector investment, by leveraging it onto public official development aid - seems to be the new buzzword at this year's EU Development Days, according to the UN's Xavier Michon.
The first fruits of the EU’s new “cultural strategy” for external relations was on show at the Development Days conference in Brussels on Wednesday (15 June), as a theatre troupe from both warring sides in Sri Lanka showed how working together could aid in post-conflict resolution.
Around the world, multinational companies dealing with natural resources are fighting a global battle to access, control and extract precious stones, oil, gas, minerals and even plants, writes Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga.
The European Union and several of its member states are supporting a highly-flawed development initiative. A critical resolution voted on tomorrow (7 June) by the European Parliament should be a call to action to finally engage in a comprehensive reform, write Hanna Saarinen and Isabelle Brachet write.
The present demand for emergency assistance is almost unprecedented, and the World Humanitarian Summit is a golden opportunity to push for much-needed systemic reforms, write Jörn Grävingholt and Benjamin Schraven.
Hundreds of world leaders and politicians will descend on Istanbul on Monday in a nominal attempt to reform the global humanitarian system, despite criticism that their summit is a photo-opportunity that will achieve little.
Politicians will meet in Istanbul on 23-24 May to debate how to deal with global crises that have been exacerbated by war, climate change and natural disasters. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, looks at the main questions surrounding the summit's objectives and organisation.
Projects in Senegal helping disabled schoolchildren and rescuing street kids have appealed for a continuation of their EU funding, as Brussels officials fly in for a summit in the capital, Dakar, with leaders of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations on Thursday (28 April).
The EU remains the biggest donor of humanitarian and development aid assistance in the world. But budgetary constraints faced by its member states, the refugee crisis and the deterioration of the international security context have put Europe’s international solidarity to the test.
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