Development Policy

09-10-2018

Decentralised cooperation: what future for local to local EU’s development policy after 2020?

Decentralised cooperation has allowed to better adapt EU’s cooperation policies to the needs of the people in the field. However, with the new negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework, the role of local authorities in cooperation policies might be at stake.
24-09-2018

Putting agriculture at the heart of Africa’s rising

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Farming accounts for around 60% of all jobs in sub-Saharan Africa. Governments, the African Union and the EU are keen to promote the industrialization of the African farming sector. But rapid population growth, the effects of climate change and lack of access to finance are among the threats to the future growth of African agriculture and its capacity to feed its people.
29-08-2018

EU-ACP relations after Cotonou Agreement: Re-set, re-launch or retreat?

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Struck in 2000 in Benin, the Cotonou Agreement has shaped relations between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) for nearly 20 years. The accord expires in 2020 and negotiations between the European Union and the ACP on its successor will begin in the coming weeks.
04-06-2018

Building partnerships: international development and sustainable business

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The European Development Days has established itself as a key fixture in the world's development calendar. The EU plans to revamp its development tools and financial investment instruments in the next seven-year budget, increasing the role of the private sector.
Africa 28-11-2017

EU-Africa Summit: Focus on youth, security, investment

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Leaders of the European Union and the African Union are attending the fifth EU-Africa Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 29 and 30 November. The official agenda is dedicated to the youth but migration, security, investment and trade are expected to dominate...
25-09-2017

Youth and the future of Africa

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This week is the Socialists and Democrats Group's second installment of Africa Week, which this year will focus on the "Youth and Future of Africa". Follow EURACTIV's Special Report for insights into work being done for a stronger EU-Africa partnership.
06-06-2017

Progress and Partnerships in Development

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With its young and growing population, Africa needs to create 18 million new jobs every year in order to allow everyone to make a living. Public-private partnerships can unlock funding for development while creating jobs and strengthening local economies.
11-04-2016

Is EU development aid working?

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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.
14-09-2015

Innovations instead of assistance for farming

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The European Commission believes the EU and developing countries could greatly improve global food security togther, through innovation and sustainable farming practices. However, there is no “one size fits all” model for 21st century agriculture, it warns.
08-06-2015

Towards sustainable development goals

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EURACTIV reports on the process, commitments and expectations towards new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are expected to be adopted globally in September by all UN member states.
Fighting Diseases: the Challenges Ahead
Agenda for Change 23-02-2015

Fighting diseases: The challenges ahead

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Billions of people in developing nations lack the health and social protections that most Europeans take for granted. In the fight against global diseases, the European Union is expected to take a collective approach.