Development Policy Archives

  • War in Syria: Where do the refugees go?

    Promoted content 01-05-2014

    The Syrian crisis has caused the exile of millions of citizens. But only 60,000 of them took refuge in the European Union.


  • INFOGRAPHIC: EU states increase lifeline to developing world

    Promoted content 15-04-2014

    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.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: A silent cull of the world’s children

    Promoted content 01-03-2014

    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.

  • The world’s failing grades on universal education

    Promoted content 27-02-2014

    In 2000, the world set six education targets to be met by the end of next year. But despite advances over the past decade, "not a single goal will be achieved globally by 2015," according to a Unesco Global Monitoring Report.

  • How we eat at the global table

    Promoted content 31-01-2014

    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.


  • Should development aid help contain migration?

    Promoted content 18-12-2013

    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.

  • Aid Transparency in 2013

    Promoted content 29-11-2013

    Only a few aid organisations published large amounts of useful information about their activities, according to the 2013 Aid Transparency Index.

  • How climate change will affect global water scarcity by 2100

    Promoted content 31-10-2013

    Global warming will affect the whole of the world's water supplies over the coming century, but it will not affect them equally. Hundreds of millions of people will experience new or aggravated forms of water scarcity by 2100.

  • Twelve goals to eradicate poverty

    Promoted content 16-08-2013

    To prepare the process of defining post-2015 Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed a high level panel to produce a report on how the post-MDGs could look like. The philosophy behind the 12 goals formulated is that they should apply to all countries, not just developing ones.

  • Egypt: EU tops in non-military aid

    Promoted content 09-07-2013

    The European Union is the largest of contributor of development assistance to Egypt, where a military-backed interim government ousted the country’s first democratically elected leader, Mohammed Morsi, on 3 July. After days of bloody unrest, there was no sign that the country's benefactors were prepared to reduce aid.

  • G8 and development aid

    Promoted content 14-06-2013

    Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) countries are meeting in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, on 17-18 June, under the group’s UK presidency. 

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