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Voices & Views

February 24 2015 by Coordination Team
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“Education is one of the foundations for development and Erasmus Mundus addressed the needs of developing countries in higher education. We tend to focus on basic education in our development programmes but this is not enough. We need to invest in a continuum of education and Erasmus Mundus provided this opportunity for students and for institutions to increase their capacity,” said Veronique Lorenzo, Head of Unit for Education at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development.
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February 18 2015 by Coordination Team
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Decentralisation as a political process has existed for decades, though with mixed results in improving people’s lives. Many reforms failed to promote local development because they were not designed to do so. As Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics, emphasised to staff from the European Commission’s International Cooperation and Development arm DEVCO at a recent meeting in Brussels, decentralisation and development are not the same.
February 12 2015 by Coordination Team
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When development partners met in Busan, South Korea in 2011, one of their aims was to make aid more effective. The event launched the Global Partnership for Effective Development and Cooperation, underpinned by the principles of country ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships, transparency and accountability. The EU also committed to Joint Programming, where donors ensure they are targeting complementary sectors, such as education, health or infrastructure. Over three years later, this effort is well underway.
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February 6 2015 by Coordination Team
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The principle of ‘all human rights for all people’ enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) means just that. Alexander Cote from the International Disability Alliance told staff at the European Commission recently that the fact governments are still discovering how to assist people with intellectual disabilities, for instance, does not mean they can be denied their right to vote, buy a house or have a child.
Article relevant to the topics: Development Policy, Human Rights
January 26 2015 by Coordination Team
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Director General of DG DEVCO and Chair of the Policy Forum on Development (PFD), Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, opened the forum’s meeting in October last year by talking about the importance of 2015. "It is the end of the Millennium Development Goals, and a whole set of new, universal goals will be negotiated in the United Nations. It is also the year of the international climate negotiations in Paris, where hopefully a new consensus on combatting climate change will be reached. For that reason the European Union decided to follow your suggestion and have the first ever European year dedicated to international cooperation and development."

Groups

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This group provides a common space to facilitate collaboration and exchange of knowledge for professionals working on environment programmes
This group belongs to the topics: Environment & Climate Change, Water & Sanitation
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a regional programme to support the development of the cultural sector in the Southern Mediterranean.
This group belongs to the topics: Culture
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Conservation and sustainable management of the ecosystems in the IGAD region, in order to contribute to lasting ecosystem goods and services
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The Working Group coordinates current efforts of the EC and Member States on land issues
This group belongs to the topics: Agriculture & Rural Development

Projects

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This project aims to promote and safeguard the culture of the Konso community located on the Sagan River in southwestern Ethiopia.