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Global Europe 17-11-2016

A pivotal moment for the Central African Republic

For decades, the Central African Republic has suffered from enormous humanitarian needs and a perilous security situation. Europe needs to strengthen its support for this fragile and forgotten state, writes Friederike Röder.
Development Policy 10-10-2016

EU must secure adequate resources for girls

We know that empowering women and girls makes our societies safer, healthier, greener and more prosperous. So what are we waiting for, ask the organisers of this year’s European Week of Action for Girls (EWAG).
Development Policy 26-09-2016

EU Budget: yesterday’s solutions no longer work today

Those familiar with Brussels’ routines know that, at this time of the year, EU institutions’ representatives gather to agree on the budget for 2017. Negotiations are known to be passionate, to say the least, writes Tamira Gunzburg.
Development Policy 24-08-2016

EU foreign policy risks fuelling displacement and terror

While the EU’s foreign policy recognises the importance of promoting peace and stability beyond its borders, it also emphasises the need to align development aid with strategic priorities. This is indicative of a wider risk, writes Kloe Tricot O’Farrell.
Development Policy 17-02-2016

Aid reporting: Creative bookkeeping is not acceptable

It is disappointing that some member states have chosen to redirect toward domestic expenditure funds that would have otherwise gone to facilitate inclusive and sustainable international development, write Niels Keijzer and Adam Moe Fejerskov.
Development Policy 20-07-2015

The Addis Agenda: An ambitious and comprehensive financing framework?

Addis Abbaba is the place birthplace for one of the most important international frameworks for the next decade and beyond, writes Sabine Terlecki.
Development Policy 15-07-2015

Addis Ababa: Deals at high levels that don’t deliver for the people

The Addis deal is looking likely to disappoint many of us, because rich countries are pushing to be left off the hook, writes Donne Cameron.
Development Policy 13-07-2015

The EU in fighting poverty: Trailblazer or penny-pincher?

This week in Addis Ababa, some huge decisions will be made – decisions that will affect the future of millions of people, writes Michael Elliott.
Development Policy 13-07-2015

Addis Ababa: A one-time opportunity

The international community has a one-time opportunity in Addis Ababa this week to provide positive, fresh impetus for global sustainable development, writes Kathrin Berensmann. 
Development Policy 10-07-2015

The world needs more development aid

Development aid lays the foundations of a more peaceful and resilient world. It is not only a moral obligation, but an economic necessity, writes Christian Friis Bach.
Development Policy 18-06-2015

Finland’s aid cut and the EU’s credibility crisis

Finland's decision to slash its development aid by 43% has dealt a serious blow to the credibility of the entire European Union at a crucial time, write Niina Mäki and Jeroen Kwakkenbos.
Commissioner Andris Piebalgs in front of sign 'EuropeAid' [European Commission]
Development Policy 14-04-2014

Why we should stop talking about ‘European’ development aid

The EU commission is keen to mention that the EU "is to be the world’s largest donor" of development aid. But a recent study indicates that it makes little sense to talk about 'European' development financing, its researchers write.