About: developing countries

Health 11-02-2021

EU and India could partner in delivering COVID vaccines at the global scale

While Western vaccine nationalism condemns the world to a lose-lose situation, India, the pharmacy of the developing world, has clearly the potential to come to the rescue, writes Gauri Khandekar.
Development Policy 24-08-2017

Engineering disruptive innovation

Disrupting innovation, which could be compared to television replacing radio, finds fertile ground in the developing countries, write Gauri Khandekar and Thomas Wyns.
Health 04-08-2016

By playing doctor, the UN may kill the patient

The United Nations High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines does not address the actual problems of developing countries, such as inadequate infrastructure and shortage of medical staff, writes Dr. Barbara Kolm.
Development Policy 18-03-2015

Putting the brakes on New Alliance land grabs

What kind of role should the private sector have in the post-2015 fight against poverty and food insecurity? And how should EU governments ensure it is genuinely inclusive and responsible? Yaekob Metena explores the possibilities.
Development Policy 09-12-2014

Abortion: Choice is a human right

In many developing countries today women and girls have their human rights violated by their own government, resulting in mental torment, horrific injury or even death, write MEP Heidi Hautala, Greens, Finland and MEP Sophie in 't Veld, ALDE, Netherlands, Co-chairs of the European Parliament Working Group on Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Development (EPWG). 
Development Policy 25-09-2014

Women’s development goals

As the 2015 deadline for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, world leaders will face a choice: move the goal posts back another decade or two, or hold accountable those who have failed to deliver on their commitments. For women, the choice is clear.
Global Europe 02-11-2011

Will EU development agenda deliver on inclusive growth?

The EU's new strategy for the developing world should be good news for the microfinance sector as is fosters the kind of sustainable growth that the EU is looking for, writes Christoph Pausch, executive secretary of the European Microfinance Platform.
Agrifood 04-10-2010

Beyond CAP: Why the EU budget needs reform

'Root and branch' reform to the Common Agricultural Policy will be needed to equip the EU for the challenges of the 21st century, writes Philippe Legrain, senior fellow for economics at the Lisbon Council and author of 'Aftershock: Reshaping the world economy after the crisis'.
Global Europe 01-10-2010

Why is China still a developing country?

Despite a dramatic increase of its GDP, China is still a "rising developing country" rather than a developed one, writes Song Zhe, China's Ambassador to the EU.
Development Policy 24-08-2009

Financing energy initiatives in developing countries

Innovative ways of financing projects may help in to tackle the twin challenges of economic development and environmental sustainability, writes Arno Behrens, a research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in a recent paper.
Development Policy 11-09-2007

Energy poverty and political vision in the developing world

Political leadership is vital in addressing energy poverty issues in Africa and other developing regions, writes Alejandro Litovsky for Open Democracy – calling on leaders to adopt a "stronger and more coherent vision".