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Articles (396 in total)

September 12 2014 by Coordination Team
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Development aid is working, don’t stop now. That was the message Danish non-governmental organisations wanted to send in the face of flagging public support for development. So four years ago, in collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations, they launched a different kind of newspaper – World’s Best News.
Article relevant to the topics: Communicating Developement Cooperation
September 8 2014 by Coordination Team
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Global aid to education is dropping. After rising steadily in the first decade of the 21st century, aid to education fell by 10 per cent between 2010 and 2012. Yet almost 58 million children remain out of school, with girls particularly affected. The Millennium Development Goal of giving every child basic literacy and numeracy skills by 2015 will not be met.
Article relevant to the topics: Education
August 29 2014 by Coordination Team
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What are the priorities of the Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation? The group meets annually to discuss how to put aid policy into practice, and includes 13 member organisations who account for 70 per cent of the official development assistance of the European Union.
Article relevant to the topics: Capacity Development & Knowledge Sharing
August 6 2014 by Coordination Team
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Imagine being able to gain information instantly about whether a development project is reaching its intended recipients, or where the next cholera outbreak might be, or track the fluctuating wealth of every district in Cote d’Ivoire. These are some of the possibilities of Big Data analysis, where data of increasing volume, velocity and variety is mined for the unprecedented patterns and insights it may yield.
Article relevant to the topics: Capacity Development & Knowledge Sharing, ICT & Space
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July 31 2014 by Coordination Team
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The government-initiated reforms in Myanmar over the past three years have provided great opportunity for increased development engagement, but the context continues to require sensitive assessments of opportunities and risks. In just under a year, the EU Delegation to Myanmar has grown so that 30 people manage an ambitious and far-reaching programme, which focuses its support mainly on rural development, education, governance and the peace process. Head of Cooperation Isabel Faria de Almeida explains.
Article relevant to the topics: Governance
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July 28 2014 by Coordination Team
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Since the opening match on 12 June 2014, the world’s eyes have been glued to Brazil as nations follow their teams’ progress through the World Cup. But behind the football lies a middle income country battling many problems including poverty and human rights.
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July 22 2014 by Coordination Team
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For European Union delegations and member states, working effectively with civil society organisations presents different challenges. In Chad it takes five days of desert travel to reach organisations in the north; in Azerbaijan there are about 3000 registered NGOs; in Trinidad & Tobago some CSOs find that their insights are not being recognised and validated sufficiently; and until recently in Bangladesh knowledge was mostly available only on groups involved in service-delivery.
Article relevant to the topics: Civil Society
July 8 2014 by Coordination Team
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How can a simple bucket protect women and girls from sexual violence in the Central African Republic? For women talking to the International Rescue Committee, buckets are an essential part of the “dignity kits” they receive in displacement camps so they can avoid the perilous walk to communal bathrooms after dark.  
Article relevant to the topics: Gender, Security, Justice & Human Rights
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June 24 2014 by Coordination Team
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They might not make global headlines, but for low-lying Pacific islands king tides are an ever-increasing threat. As sea levels rise, the highest tides can have catastrophic effects, particularly when combined with storm conditions.
Article relevant to the topics: Culture, Environment & Climate Change
June 13 2014 by Coordination Team
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Despite its positive development over the last decade, Latin America still faces challenges in overcoming social inequality. To tackle these discrepancies the EU launched in 2005 a programme of cooperation with Latin American Countries: EUROsociAL.
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