About: post-2015 MDGs

Development Policy 14-09-2016

Oxfam questions ‘blending’ financing in SDG delivery

Oxfam has taken aim at the increasing use of ‘blending’ private sector investment with foreign aid, in a wide-ranging report looking at the future of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s.
Development Policy 28-04-2015

Sustainable development goals: Central, but unnoticed

The world’s sustainability goals for 2030 are currently being debated at the United Nations HQ in New York, a key negotiation that will largely decide where development aid will flow over the next 15 years. But in Germany, hardly anyone has paid attention. Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Development Policy 24-04-2015

Stronger than a mosquito bite: How to win the fight against Malaria

On World Malaria Day, it is important to realise that in spite of progress, for half of the world population, every day is still malaria day, writes Valentina Barbagallo.
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Development Policy 20-04-2015

Post-2015 development agenda inspires 291 Parliament amendments

A six-page draft resolution on financing for the EU's post-2015 development aid agenda has attracted 291 amendments from MEPs, a total of 135 pages, despite its light legal character.
Development Policy 20-04-2015

A new political impetus for the fight against malaria

Past successes should not hide what remains to be done towards complete eradication of malaria, write Maurice Ponga and Cristian Dan Preda.
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Development Policy 27-03-2015

Banda: EU support was key in fight against corruption in Malawi

At the Women In Parliaments Global Forum Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, former Malawian President Joyce Hilda Banda spoke exclusively with EURACTIV's Rick Zednik about the support she received from EU officials in rebuilding her country's economy.
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Development Policy 27-03-2015

Banda: ‘We have failed the women of this world’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV's Rick Zednik, former Malawian President Joyce Hilda Banda urged world leaders to push more women into leadership positions, as they focus more 'on issues that affect other women and children'.
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Economy & Jobs 25-03-2015

The Post-2015 Development Agenda: What Role for Financial Services?

More than 2.5 billion adults lack access to formal financial services. But technology’s potential for financial inclusion and improving livelihoods is being heralded, particularly as mobile-phone use grows.
Development Policy 13-03-2015

Universal education will cost €20.7 billion a year, says Unesco

Ambitions to achieve universal education and improve teaching quality in the world’s poorest countries will be jeopardised, unless the $22bn (€20.7bn) funding needed every year is found, a UN agency has warned. 
Development Policy 13-03-2015

NGOs worried by ‘financialisation’ of development

With three major milestones just around the corner, many NGOs are urging greater caution in the use of private finance in development aid policies. EURACTIV France reports
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Development Policy 02-03-2015

Ethiopian Minister of Health: We are the champions of country ownership in development

In an interview with EURACTIV, Ethiopian Minister of Health Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu described the impressive improvements of healthcare in his country over the last years, stressing that the reforms have been designed and implemented without following foreign prescriptions.
Development Policy 02-03-2015

Ethiopian health minister: We will discuss EU support, but we take no prescriptions

Ethiopia is the champion of country ownership in development. A program designed in Brussels may not necessarily fit into the local context in Africa. This is why Ethiopia doesn’t accept prescriptions from its development partners, Ethiopian health minister Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Development Policy 02-03-2015

MEP Pedro Silva Pereira: Austerity-minded countries are wary of providing more ODA

The European Parliament hopes to contribute to a strong EU position at the International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa next July. But some EU countries are concerned about having to allocate more resources to official development assistance, MEP Pedro Silva Pereira told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Development Policy 27-02-2015

Lack of social safety net hampers fight against killer diseases

SPECIAL REPORT: Billions of people in developing nations lack the health and social protections that most Europeans take for granted, a gap that experts say harms efforts to reduce poverty and prevent crises like the killer Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

The challenge for 2015: Ensuring global development within planetary guard rails

2015 is a key year for global cooperation, with the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, the replacement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the global climate conference in Paris at the end of the year, write Clara Brandi and Dirk Messner from the German Development Institute.
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Development Policy 04-02-2015

Building roads key to combating hunger, study says

Investments in basic transport and electricity in developing nations are among the best ways to curb hunger by 2030, since a quarter of all food is now wasted after harvest, according to a report issued by International Food Policy Research.
Development Policy 21-01-2015

‘The Stars are aligned’: Now bring them down to Earth!

Negotiations on a new agenda for sustainable development kicked off in New York on Monday. Diplomats hope to finalise talks in September, write Silke Weinlich and Steffen Bauer
Development Policy 15-01-2015

A thousand aid groups launch ‘action/2015’

More than a thousand global development aid and philantropic organisations around the world launched  a campaign today (15 January) named action/2015, which is likely to be one of the largest ever launched.
Development Policy 15-01-2015

Open letter to world leaders: 2015 will see major decisions for the millennium

Politicians, activists and celebrities ranging from Queen Rania of Jordan and Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway, to Bill and Melinda Gates, Richard Branson, Bono, Sting, Matt Damon and many others, turn to world politicians with an open letter, reminding them that the actions they will take in 2015 will decide the way the world turns for decades to come.
Development Policy 07-01-2015

Mimica: ‘There cannot be a sustainable foreign and security policy without a clear development contribution’

We are starting the most important year for development processes, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Development Policy 18-12-2014

German development policy ‘lacks coherence’ before landmark year

With its 2015 European Year for Development, the EU hopes to inspire citizens to fight global hunger and poverty. But as ambitious targets threaten to remain unfulfilled, experts warn that a lack of collaboration among political actors is to blame. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 12-12-2014

Growing share of European development aid disguised as loans

EXCLUSIVE: About a third of German, and more than half of French development aid payments made since 2005 were in fact loans to poorer countries on which they will receive interest, EURACTIV can reveal.
Global Europe 10-12-2014

Malala to world leaders: ‘Do better’ in 2015

2015 must be the year the world wakes up and delivers a safer, more just future for children and young people, writes Malala Yousafzai in a letter to world leaders.
Development Policy 05-12-2014

Germany backs ‘ambitious’ draft UN development goals

The German government has determined its negotiating position on the new, global development goals, but NGOs claim the ambitious plans are unrealistic. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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