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Agriculture & Rural Development
This topic covers a wide range of issues: from sector approaches in agriculture and rural development to territorial development, commodities, pastoralism and rural finance.
Aid Effectiveness & Results
The quality of aid is of utmost importance for the European Commission and is monitored against concrete targets agreed internationally such as the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action.
This topic draws together information on procedures relating to financial and contractual matters and legal affairs.
Capacity Development & Knowledge Sharing
This topic is about the broad notion of Capacity Development as a change process at the level of individuals, organisations and societies
Children & Youth
Applying the obligations and concepts enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a useful lever to ensure that partner countries have a better future.
Civil society and the broader set of non-state actors (NSAs) and Local Authorities (LA) are privileged partners of the EU. Support from the EU for these actors encourages them to work towards better
Culture is an important sector of social and human development. Cultural cooperation contributes to identity-building, self-esteem and social cohesion, creates jobs and economic growth.
Democracy plays a central role towards human development. This topic covers resources and guidance on electoral assistance, parliamentary development and support to media.
Design, Monitoring & Evaluation
Discussion on the 'engineering' side of aid. How smartly use a logframe, how to measure results, set up indicators. This section will cover project cycle management, guidelines, good practices.
General and transversal development policy issues such as the Agenda for Change, the MDGS and the Post-2015 global framework, or research for development.
Economics, Public Finance & Budget Support
Macroeconomics and public finance, including issues of relevance for cooperation and notably for budget support operations.
Education enables citizens to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to make informed decisions for the benefit of themselves and others, now and in the future.
Employment, VET & Social Protection
Creation of jobs and decent work together with extending coverage of social protection for workers and family members in both the formal and informal sectors are essential for inclusive growth.
This covers all sectors of energy infrastructure, with issues ranging from policy aspects to the actual implementation of conventional as well as renewable energy infrastructure and energy efficiency.
Environment & Climate Change
Sound use of environmental resources is fundamental to achieve sustainable development and lasting poverty reduction and to address the global challenge of climate change.
Food & Nutrition Security
One in five people today suffer from hunger and malnutrition which can effect physical and mental growth irreversably.
Fragility & Crisis Situations
The EU is increasingly addressing, through its development cooperation, the challenges posed by fragility and crisis.
Gender equality is an end in itself and a fundamental mean to reducing poverty and achieving other development goals. Fighting for gender equality is fighting against poverty. Learn how, here.
Governance is at the core of European Union development cooperation actions and it is mainstreamed and reinforced through policy dialogue and cooperation programmes.
Health is central to poverty reduction and development and ill-health is a barrier to social and economic progress.
ICT & Space
Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) enables access to knowledge and is an increasingly important element in today’s economic and social interaction.
Microfinance expands access to credit, savings and other crucial financial services for the low-income underserved population, including poor households and micro-entrepreneurs.
Migration & Asylum
Addressing migration is complex involving measures to secure legal paths for migration whilst curbing irregular migration flows.
Private Sector, Trade & Regional Integration
Private sector development and the facilitation of trade, often through better regional integration and agreements, help to build a stronger global market place and fuel development across borders.
Public Sector Reform & Decentralisation
This topic page provides access to selected resources related to public sector reform and decentralisation processes as a means to improve service delivery, democratic governance and state building.
Security, Justice & Human Rights
This topic deals with support to the rule of law, respect of human rights and peace-building, notably through a fair and accessible justice system and effective and accountable security.
This topic site presents Transport aid linked activities, relevant documents and publications and provides links to organisations and individuals working in similar and related fields.
Exponential urban growth built on weak infrastructure presents opportunities and challenges that are increasingly concentrated in urban areas, which are the engines of economic development.
Water & Sanitation
Access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation a basic human need yet some 800 million people lack access to clean water, and some 2,6 billion lack improved sanitation.
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