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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).