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Development Policy 14-06-2017

New Ideas for Old Problems: How to Get Health Products to Remote Communities

Global health is a shared responsibility, and addressing today’s global health challenges requires us to go beyond the 20th-century model of donors and recipients, writes Christoph Benn.
Climate change 08-06-2017

European Development Days focus on private sector

The ‘European Development Days’, often called ‘the Davos of Development’ opened yesterday (7 June) in Brussels, with many of the VIP speakers stressing that in a difficult international context, the public sector cannot go it alone and therefore the role of the private sector is key.
Health 08-06-2017

Soft drink cold chain delivers vaccines to Africa’s most remote corners

A bright idea turned into reality: vaccines are getting to where they are needed, even in the most remote places in several African countries, thanks to specialised refrigeration support from Coca-Cola.
Development Policy 06-06-2017

Report warns against public-private aid ‘blending’ over transparency failures

A key plank of future aid funding to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has come under fire in a report which warns against all ‘blending’ partnerships until a raft of alleged failures are fixed.

A fresh look at public-private partnerships

Public-private partnerships remain an invaluable tool for driving progress, but the unwillingness of governments to collaborate with private businesses has to change, writes Erin Huntington.
EU Priorities 2020 09-11-2015

The Future for the Europe we need

“No time for business as usual” was the motto repeated by key EU leaders recently when announcing the EU priorities for 2016. These words ring particularly true in today’s context, writes Étienne Davignon. 
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Aviation 02-07-2015

Clean Sky in Action

Aviation faces big challenges in the years to come, in terms of growth and environment. Clean Sky is part of the solution, through the EU H2020 vision, by developing innovative technologies that will help to reduce CO2 emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft.
Energy 13-03-2015

Energy efficiency investment must increase five-fold, warns report

SPECIAL REPORT / Private investment in energy-efficient buildings renovation must increase five-fold by 2030, according to a group set up by the European Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative.
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 12-12-2014

Development NGOs warn EU ministers against their ‘fixation’ with the private sector

EU development ministers met today (12 December) in Brussels and adopted a “perspective” to boost the role of the private sector in the field of development cooperation. But leading NGOs warned that placing the private sector at the centre of EU development policy “shows ministers have failed to acknowledge its limitations”.
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Development Policy 26-11-2014

Can private money end global poverty?

2015 will see the superseding of the Millennium Development Goals by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while next year has also been declared as the European Year for Development (#EYD2015).
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Digital 13-10-2014

Commission, industry pledge €2.5 billion for big data

The European Commission and Europe's data industry pledged on Monday to invest €2.5 billion in a public-private partnership, aiming to “strengthen the data sector and put Europe at the forefront of the global data race.”
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Economy & Jobs 01-09-2014

Sustainable chemistry: at the forefront of European innovation

A new video of interviews from the 2014 SusChem Stakeholder event features interviews with Clara de la Torre of the European Commission, Gernot Klotz of Cefic, Peter Nagler from Evonik and Louis Neltner of Solvay.
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Development Policy 23-06-2014

Africa’s Farms of the Future

African agriculture is a sleeping giant: the odds are against Africa's farmers, but the potential for economic growth is huge. It's time to wake up the giant with action on policy, investment and technology, writes Strive Masiyiwa.
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The Infrastructure Solution

Failure to make the right infrastructure investments has impaired many countries’ potential to boost economic growth and employment. It is time for policymakers to ensure that infrastructure is realised to its full potential, so that the people who depend on it can realize theirs, write Martin Neil Baily and Robert Palmer.
Development Policy 14-05-2014

New EU private sector aid criteria under the microscope

The European Commission has published the first set of guidelines for involving private sector players in delivering overseas aid, a long-standing practice that has generated controversy with some NGOs for its claimed lack of transparency, accountability and potential for corporate profit-taking.
Trade & Society 27-01-2014

MEPs vote for new public-private scheme for innovative medicines

The European Parliament's committee on industry, research and energy (ITRE) on Friday (24 January) adopted the second public-private joint venture in innovative medicines (IMI2).
Development Policy 07-03-2013

INFOGRAPHIC: Private sector and UNESCO join forces for development

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is increasing its partnerships with business to launch innovative development projects across the world, EURACTIV has found.

Laser lobby bids for billions in EU research cash

A consortium of industry groups working on laser systems has proposed one of the largest ever public-private partnerships (PPPs) in European research, putting €5.6 billion on the table in return for a €1.4 billion injection of EU R&D cash.

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