About: developing world

Digital & Media 08-09-2021

EU and US working together on trusted connectivity to counter China

The EU and the US are pushing for a trusted connectivity approach to ensure that the exponentially rising global demand for digital and physical infrastructure is shaped by democratic values, in the midst of an ideological clash with China.
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.
Climate change 11-12-2015

A brief history of emissions

As COP 21 edges towards its conclusion and as national delegations struggle to reach a final agreement, it is time to look back.
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Development Policy 15-09-2014

Millennium Goals leave the most deprived behind

A report by the NGO ATD Fourth World highlights the failures of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the struggle against poverty, claiming some performance measures exclude the most disadvantaged.
Development Policy 08-09-2014

Africa’s education imperative

Ensuring Africa's long term economic success is not only a matter of increasing literacy and university enrollment rates; it also demands an education system that prepares workers to meet the demands of the region’s fast-changing labour market, writes Viswanathan Shankar.  
INFOGRAPHIC: How we eat at the global table
Development Policy 31-01-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: How we eat at the global table

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.
Development Policy 27-01-2014

European development loans: At what cost?

European countries’ moneyt spent on foreign aid – and more specifically ‘official development assistance' – is artificially boosted due to flawed measurement tools. One of the main reasons for the lack of progress on this issue has been the dubious role of the EU, writes Joren Verschaeve.
Development Policy 19-09-2013

NGOs claim poor countries lose $100bn yearly from tax dodges by EU firms

Tax dodging by EU companies is costing poor countries at least $100bn (€74bn) a year because of the EU's failure to live up to legal obligations to ensure that its policies do not harm developing states, European NGOs said on Wednesday (18 September).
Development Policy 19-09-2013

NGOs claim poor countries lose $100bn annually due to tax dodges by EU firms

Tax dodging by EU companies is costing poor countries at least $100bn a year because of the EU's failure to live up to legal obligations to ensure that its policies do not harm developing states, European NGOs said on Wednesday.
Energy 17-04-2012

Piebalgs: EU energy aid to include gas, exclude biofuels

Some of the EU’s millions of euros of energy aid to the developing world could be spent on gas projects, EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has told EURACTIV. But biofuels, nuclear and coal energy will not be funded. 
Digital & Media 29-02-2012

Europe lagging broadband benefits

Broadband technology is boosting GDP globally - especially in the developing world - but Europe remains the only continent where telecommunications business is running at a loss, according to speakers at the Mobile World Congress.
Digital & Media 28-02-2012

Europe, US lag developing world in eHealth

Despite Europe´s huge broadband coverage and smartphone use compared to the developing world, the continent is lagging in eHealth solutions because costing models do not encourage innovation, the leading global telecoms conference heard yesterday (27 February).