Voices & Views

February 10 2016 by Coordination Team
In the last quarter-century, maternal deaths around the world have almost halved. But there is much work still to do. Some 300,000 women die every year during childbirth or pregnancy – most of them in developing countries, and from preventable causes.
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January 29 2016 by Coordination Team
If you have ever been to Honduras, you will know that it is one of the greenest countries in Central America. Forestry has had a long history there and continues to be an important source of energy for the impoverished rural population, as well as maintaining a biologically diverse ecosystem. Over 50 percent of the country is covered in forests, which are also home to indigenous peoples.
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January 22 2016 by Coordination Team
The inclusion of disability in the Sustainable Development Goals is a breakthrough for the billion people around the world who experience some form of disability. Four-fifths live in developing countries, and although they are amongst the poorest, they often find their needs ignored by local governments and aid programmes alike. The challenge ahead for the EU and its partners is to bring the spirit of the SDGs into the detail of aid programming.
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January 13 2016 by Coordination Team
Trade is an increasingly international business, but not all countries are able fully to take part. Products must meet exacting international standards, which can be a barrier to trade for countries without adequate infrastructure, regulations, quality testing and certification. They are working with the EU to address these issues and help exporters to thrive.
Article relevant to the topics: Private Sector, Trade & Regional Integration
January 6 2016 by Coordination Team
481 views reviews the most popular Voices & Views in 2015, a landmark year for development with several key events taking place as well as the International Year of Evaluation and the European Year for Development.
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