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April 24 2015 by Coordination Team
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What is the best way to improve health in developing countries: by targeting (and hopefully eradicating) specific diseases, or by improving national health systems? For Veronique Lorenzo the answer lies in a combination of both. 
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April 13 2015 by Coordination Team
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Ending food crises requires immediate humanitarian assistance but also long-term support to limit future shortages. How to advance this ‘twin-track approach’ to nutrition was one of the main agenda items when the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, visited the European institutions in Brussels earlier this year.
Article relevant to the topics: Development Policy, Food & Nutrition Security
April 3 2015 by Coordination Team
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It may seem curious to begin the fourth thematic month of the European Year for Development on Health by talking about roads, but as experience in Ethiopia has shown, improving transport infrastructure can make a big difference to people’s well-being.
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March 25 2015 by Coordination Team
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“If we can replace the hand hoe with a smartphone as the most common tool in the hands of an African farmer, then we are halfway towards our dream,” said Theo de Jager, President of the Pan African Farmers Organisation and the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions. That dream is to combat poverty in Africa by helping growers make the most of increasingly abundant data on prices, materials and weather.
Article relevant to the topics: Agriculture & Rural Development, ICT & Space
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March 17 2015 by Coordination Team
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The World Bank has a question; how can it improve its Science of Delivery? The Science of Delivery means "to learn better and adapt more quickly when things work well or when they don't work well and take some of the lessons of that learning and apply them elsewhere." And this comes with structural reforms as well as a change of culture. "We are quite excited about it", said Jeffrey Lewis, Chief Economist of the Global Practices at the World Bank.

Groups

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Public Group on Environment, Climate Change and Green Economy
This group belongs to the topics: Environment & Climate Change
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Health Crisis Prevention, Preparedness and Response

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.