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.
[European Parliament/Flickr]
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 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
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Development Policy 04-12-2014

We are the ‘agents of change’, says volunteer

Pauline Kibo, currently specialising in institutional capacity building in the areas of health and HIV/AIDS, shared her experiences, with entertaining and lively examples of things volunteers like her do.
Development Policy 21-11-2014

Record-breaking survey: World should prioritise education and health

So far, more than 5 million people from all over the world have replied to a survey, called MyWorld2015, conducted both online and on paper, the preliminary results of which show that good education and better healthcare are considered to be the two main priorities to boost development.
A refugee camp near Belet Weyne, Somalia. [UN Photo]
Development Policy 19-11-2014

Germany’s Development Minister tables 8-point plan for a better world

Ahead of 2015 and several international summits, Germany’s Federal Development Ministry has released an ambitious strategy paper, guiding the international community's plan to lay down new global development targets next year. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Development Commissioner Neven Mimica [EP]
Development Policy 28-10-2014

New EU Development Commissioner ‘has no vision’, activists say

Despite one year of experience in Brussels, the EU’s new Development Commissioner Neven Mimica is still a rookie and low in the hierarchy of the Juncker Commission, leaving him with much to prove on development policy, according to aid groups interviewed by EURACTIV Germany.
World Vision is calling on Germany and other states in the international community to come to the aid of conflict-ridden states in fulfilling Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). [United Nations Photo}
Development Policy 23-09-2014

Conflict-ridden states cannot reach MDGs without help, NGO says

The international community is set to negotiate post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) during the coming week, but conflict-ridden countries are not expected to achieve any of the existing MDG targets due to be completed in one-year, says NGO World Vision. EURACTIV Germany reports.  
Philippe Douste-Blazy
Development Policy 03-07-2014

UN special advisor calls for more innovative foreign aid

Philippe Douste-Blazy told EURACTIV France that in the current economic context, financing for foreign aid must be more innovative. This can be achieved with “painless” taxes, tapping into Africa’s oil exports and greater cooperation,he said in an interview.
TTIP protestors hold up signs during a flashmob during a visit from Martin Schulz in the German city of Dortmund. May 2014 [campact/Flickr]
Development Policy 11-06-2014

TTIP contradicts post-2015 development goals, experts say

The planned US-EU trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), has come up against intense criticism from both sides of the Atlantic. Now development officials have joined the choir, and are warning that the agreement will undermine the UN's post-2015 development agenda. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 24-03-2014

UN expert: Sustainable development requires ‘checks and balances’

With UN Millennium Development Goals set to expire in 2015, plans for a successor programme were under debate in Berlin last week. Negotiations are far from conclusion, but it is already clear that democracy and the rule of law are crucial points for sustainable development. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 14-02-2014

Education for all ‘is unfinished business’: UNESCO

The second of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals – education for all – is likely to prove "unfinished business" after the goals are reviewed for post-2015, the assistant director general for education at UNESCO, Qian Tang, has said.
Development Policy 01-10-2013

UN: Chronic hunger falls, but not enough to meet MDG

The number of famished people has fallen from 868 million to 842 million in the last two years, but the world is still set to miss its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the number of hungry poor, says a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Development Policy 26-09-2013

World leaders endorse ‘Outcomes’ document for MDG summit

A roadmap to an agreement on a new list of sustainable development targets to replace the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015 was agreed at a summit in New York on 25 September.
Development Policy 16-09-2013

MDG designer fears UN goals will ‘degenerate into wish list’

SPECIAL REPORT / An architect of the UN’s Millennium development Goals (MDGs) says he fears that a lack of strong leadership at the UN could lead to its poverty eradication goals being replaced by an over-politicised and unachievable “wish list” after 2015.