Development Policy Archives

  • How EU powdered milk threatens African production

    News 02-03-2018

    The secondary effect of the common agricultural policy (CAP) on African agriculture is a source of concern for MEPs. In recent years exports of powdered milk have soared, threatening the African dairy sector. reports.

  • Feminism without borders

    Opinion 01-03-2018

    One week ahead of International Women's Day, Ángela Vallina writes about the need for a "feminism without borders" so that we can learn from each other's struggles and bring about meaningful change for the next generation of girls in rural areas.


  • Index insurance trialled in sub-Saharan Africa as part of climate change fight

    News | Africa 28-02-2018

    Since the end of the 2000s, there has been an increase in projects in sub-Saharan Africa to develop index insurance, based on weather indices such as rainfall or temperature. It is intended to help farmers cope with climate change, before droughts sets in. reports

  • A school for refugees in Lebanon

    News 28-02-2018

    Kawkab School stands in the middle of the narrow streets of Beddawi refugee camp, in North Lebanon.  A safe haven for children who dream of a better life.  EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.

  • The Brief – No time for navel gazing

    News 27-02-2018

    These are tough times to work in the development sector. Following the Oxfam sex scandal, several leading NGOs have fired employees and launched their own sexual misconduct probes. The revelations risk tarnishing the reputation of an entire industry.

  • Search for new urban water sparks conflict in parched Malawi

    News 27-02-2018

    With increasingly prolonged droughts threatening worsening water shortages, Malawi is moving to shore up water supplies to its cities, including building new long-distance pipelines and dams.

  • EU and Chile looking for the perfect agreement

    News | Economy & Jobs 26-02-2018

    The European Union and Chile would like to improve on their association agreement, which in 15 years has resulted in the doubling of trade volumes between them.

  • EU development aid faces Brexit squeeze

    News 26-02-2018

    The EU and UK's leadership in development policy is threatened by Brexit, which will leave a considerable funding gap after 2019, leading campaigners have warned.

  • More funds for G5 Sahel after Brussels conference

    News 26-02-2018

    The funds mobilised in support of the armed forces of the countries in the Sahel region amount to €414 million following the summit in Brussels. However the issue of securing funding on a long-term basis has not been solved.

  • Security and development join forces in the Sahel

    News 23-02-2018

    Military matters will dominate the agenda of the summit on the Sahel region in Brussels on Friday (23 February), but there will also be talks on strengthening development aid in the region. reports.

  • EU to give Sahel force funding boost

    News 23-02-2018

    European leaders will Friday give a financial boost to a joint African force tackling jihadists in the Sahel at an international conference in Brussels, as fresh violence highlights the region's fraught security situation.

  • Illicit financial flows cost Africa $50 billion a year, states new report

    News | Africa 22-02-2018

    Illicit financial flows cost African countries at least $50 billion every year, more than the total development aid the continent receives, according to a new report by the OECD. reports.