Global Europe Archives

  • INFOGRAPHIC: The facts about asylum seekers in Europe

    Promoted content | Development Policy 13-05-2015

    Although Germany and Sweden are not front-line countries exposed to immigration, they were among those receiving the largest number of asylum seekers in 2014.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Ex-empires aid former colonies

    Promoted content | Development Policy 20-04-2015

    France, the UK, Belgium, Spain and Portugal, the countries with the largest colonial empires until the middle of the 20th century, are spending their Official Development Assistance (ODA) largely in the countries which were their colonies.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: This is a man’s world

    Promoted content | Development Policy 26-03-2015

    The percentage of women in parliaments has nearly doubled in the last 20 years. 22% of national parliamentarians worldwide are women, up from 11.3% in 1995.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Vaccine R&D leaders

    Special Report | Promoted content | Development Policy 26-02-2015

    Vaccination may be the most effective public health intervention of all time. This is especially true in developing countries, where many families can’t find or afford health care when they get sick. The prevention offered by vaccines can be life-saving.

  • Infographic: Europeans support development aid

    Promoted content | Development Policy 30-01-2015

    More than two thirds of Europeans believe that fighting poverty in developing countries should be one of the EU's top priorities as it contributes to a more peaceful and equal world. But the level of support of people who say they are personally involved in helping developing countries varies greatly. Personal participation is highest in the Netherlands and Sweden, and lowest in Bulgaria and Romania.

  • Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

    Promoted content | Europe's East 29-01-2015

    Since the beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, some 600,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries. There are currently almost 1,000,000 internally displaced people across Ukraine and 5.2 million are living in the conflict area. The needs of these people are immense. This infographic shows how Caritas has responded to the crisis and helped over 41,000 of the poorest victims.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Closing the Internet gap

    Promoted content | Development Policy 02-12-2014

    The latest data shows that internet use continues to grow steadily, at 6.6% globally in 2014 (3.3% in developed countries, 8.7% in the developing world). The number of internet users in developing countries has doubled in five years (2009-2014), with two thirds of all people online now living in the developing world.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: 19 November, World Toilet Day

    Promoted content | Development Policy 19-11-2014

    In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 November as World Toilet Day. In the Western world, people take the toilet for granted, and don’t realise to what extent the lack of such facilities hampers the lives of millions of people.  

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Green Climate Fund – where is the money?

    Promoted content | Development Policy 23-10-2014

    The Green Climate Fund, which is the UN’s main instrument to transfer money to developing countries, in order to assist them in countering climate change, was launched in 2009 with the aim of raising climate finance of $100 billion a year by 2020. A substantial amount is expected to be raised in the run-up to the 2015 climate summit in Paris.

  • Hunger reduction: MDG target is within reach

    Promoted content | Development Policy 24-09-2014

    INFOGRAPHIC: The overall trend in hunger reduction in developing countries means that the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of undernourished persons by 2015 is possible, according to a new UN report released on 18 September.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: What is ODA spent on in Africa?

    Promoted content | Development Policy 15-08-2014

    Around 40% of the European Commission's Overseas Development Aid (ODA) goes to Africa every year. The continent has received more than a quarter of the €2.7 billion increase in the aid budget since 2005 and, in 2009, aid for trade to the African, Caribbean and Pacific States increased to €3.6 billion. But where does the money end up?

  • Child marriage

    Promoted content | Development Policy 25-07-2014

    Although child marriage is prohibited by international law, over 700 million underage girls are married worldwide, particularly in Africa and Asia.

  • Cash check: Where does EU aid go?

    Promoted content | Development Policy 02-06-2014

    Together, EU institutions and their member states are the biggest contributor to development cooperation worldwide. In 2012 alone, more than $37 billion was donated in aid – not counting loans made by the European Investment Bank.

  • War in Syria: Where do the refugees go?

    Promoted content | Development Policy 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 | Development Policy 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 | Development Policy 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 | Development Policy 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 | Development Policy 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 | Development Policy 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 | Development Policy 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 | Development Policy 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 | Development Policy 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 | Development Policy 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 | Development Policy 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.