Development Policy Archives

  • One in ten of the world’s children are forced to work, report shows

    12-06-2019

    Every tenth child in the world, which amounts to over 150 million in total, are forced to work to support their family financially, according to the human rights organisation Terre des Hommes. This finding was published in the organisation's 2019 Child Labour Report, which it published for International Child Labour Day (12 June). EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • EU-ACP Cotonou successor faces one year delay

    17-05-2019

    A joint ministerial council next week had been earmarked as the moment for formally concluding the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, which expires in January. But there are now doubts that it will be finalised before the end of the year.

  • EU aid increases, bucking global trend

    10-04-2019

    Development aid spending by EU members saw a slight increase to $87 billion in 2018 (€77 billion) a slight increase on 2017, according to new data published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • US expands abortion ‘gag rule,’ cuts funding to the Organization of American States

    27-03-2019

    The Trump administration on Tuesday (26 March) expanded its anti-abortion policies, cutting funding to the Organization of American States (OAS) and prohibiting the use of US tax dollars to lobby for or against abortion rights.

  • France’s ‘Rana Plaza’ law delivers few results

    25-02-2019

    France wants to be at the forefront of efforts to regulate multinationals’ responsibility towards workers in developing countries, but is having difficulty enforcing its own law on duty of care, according to a report published on 21 February. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Cotonou successor: EU-Africa relations at the crossroads

    08-02-2019

    Negotiators are hoping to break the back on talks for the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, which expires in May 2020, between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

  • Workforce talent gap increases globally, Davos study finds

    Economy & Jobs 22-01-2019

    The gap between developed and developing countries in their capacities to attract and retain skilled workforces have increased over the last five years, business school executive told EURACTIV.

  • Pressure mounts on DR Congo over election outcome

    EU-Africa 08-01-2019

    Public and diplomatic pressure mounted Monday (8 January) on the Democratic Republic of Congo to announce the outcome of 30 December elections to replace long-term leader Joseph Kabila.

  • EU alarmed by Internet blackout in Congo after elections

    EU-Africa 07-01-2019

    On 31 December, the day after the presidential election, the Congolese government cut off internet access. The European Union has called for the situation to normalise while the preliminary results are still awaited, one week after the poll was held. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Who will speak for Africa with Brussels?

    EU-Africa 21-12-2018

    The African Union has ambitious plans to reconfigure its continent’s relations with the European Union. In 2018, led by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the Chadian chair of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Addis Ababa-based AU moved …

  • European Court of Auditors calls for NGO definition

    20-12-2018

    The EU delegates 1.7% of its budget to NGOs, while no common definition exists in Europe. This is a shortcoming which complicates the monitoring of projects. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Climate change and development aid: The economic case for prevention

    Special Report | Climate change 10-12-2018

    Climate change affects developing countries more heavily, with broad impacts on the environment and the economy, insurers say, highlighting the need to act before damage is done.

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