Hundreds of world leaders and politicians will descend on Istanbul on Monday in a nominal attempt to reform the global humanitarian system, despite criticism that their summit is a photo-opportunity that will achieve little.
In 2014, France launched a drive for greater transparency in its official development assistance. But two years on, results have proved elusive, and France is still among Europe’s worst performers. EURACTIV France reports.
Relations between the EU and a large group of developing countries are set to change as the Cotonou Agreement nears its end. Some argue that the cooperation deal should be enlarged into Latin America and Asia. EURACTIV France reports.
The Internet of Things already promises to transform daily life in rich countries. And a new generation of farming and healthcare techniques is improving the quality of life of the world's poorest populations. Our partner La Tribune reports.
African countries such as Ethiopia would benefit from growing quinoa, a plant that is both resistant to very long periods of dry soil as well as one of the most nutritious crops, according to a development aid organisation.
Guinea's prime minister officially formed his new cabinet yesterday (4 January), handing key roles to women, including to a former official of the European Commission, and to the President’s former wife.
SPECIAL REPORT / For the citizens of the Spanish municipality of Leganés, in the autonomous community of Madrid, solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable populations is second nature. EURACTIV Spain reports.
While EU ministers met yesterday (26 October) in Luxembourg to discuss “policy coherence” for development, NGOs expressed concerns that EU monies are increasingly being spent on border security, rather than fighting poverty and inequality.
Tourist arrivals in Cuba totalled more than 2.6 million as of 30 September, with the island hitting the figure two months earlier than in 2014, the National Statistics and Information Office, or ONEI, said.
One of the limitations of the current international financial system is the relative inability to provide desired levels of international finance for development, says a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) published today (6 October).
Myanmar is progressing at a snail's pace towards the end of nearly half a century of military rule. The campaign for the first free elections, to be held on 8 November, started on Tuesday (September 8). EURACTIV reports from Yangon.
While German politicians have labelled Africa as a "continent of opportunity" for the German economy, African representatives lament the perceived risk-aversion of German companies. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
With Morocco’s electricity demand growing rapidly, solar thermal power plants could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offer a sustainable solution to many social issues. EURACTIV Germany reports.