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Voices & Views

June 24 2016 by Coordination Team
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A team of oxen draws a plough over the red earth of the Zambian countryside cutting a neat line under the traditional practices of the past that in this village are being replaced by conservation agriculture, benefitting small-scale farmers.
Article relevant to the topics: Agriculture & Rural Development
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June 15 2016 by Coordination Team
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A new ingredient in the development effectiveness debate is intercultural competence – that is, the ability to overcome challenges posed by working with colleagues and partners from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The aim is to turn diversity into an asset.
Article relevant to the topics: Aid Effectiveness & Results
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June 9 2016 by Coordination Team
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Last October, Marcus Cornaro left the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) to take up a new post as Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to South Africa. In this interview he shares some of the challenges of working in a graduating country and how South Africa can serve as an example to the region.
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June 6 2016 by Coordination Team
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The European Union and its Member States have kept their place as the world’s leading aid donor, contributing €68 billion in 2015. They have recently begun to present a united front, pulling together their combined resources and analysis into a coordinated response to partner countries’ development plans. We look at how this joined-up European approach is working in Cambodia, Laos and the Republic of Moldova.
Article relevant to the topics: Aid Effectiveness & Results
May 27 2016 by Coordination Team
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Communist Laos began opening up to the world in the 1990s, joining ASEAN and trading with the EU under the ‘Everything but Arms’ scheme. Yet the largely rural population remains poor and development challenges abound. Michel Goffin, Head of Mission in the EU Delegation to Laos, outlines issues from governance to geography, shares successful projects which could be replicated, and discusses working towards an exit strategy by building the government’s capacity.
Article relevant to the topics: Development Policy
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Greenhouse gas emissions from maritime shipping industry are expected to increase globally. Developing countries, which play a significant role in international shipping, often lack the means to improve energy efficiency in their shipping sectors. The European Commission has...
This project belongs to the topics: Energy, Environment & Climate Change, Transport
This project belongs to the topics: Environment & Climate Change