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Articles (404 in total)

November 19 2014 by Coordination Team
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A study of five social protection projects in South Asia has found they struggled to create transformative change, and were unable to tackle the persistent discrimination driving poverty and social exclusion.
Article relevant to the topics: Employment, VET & Social Protection
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November 12 2014 by Coordination Team
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What does it take to bring together Israel and Palestine, or Armenia and Turkey? Despite geopolitical conflicts, local authorities from these historical foes are among those working together on Cross-Border Cooperation projects as part of the European Neighbourhood Policy. 
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November 5 2014 by Coordination Team
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Linking urgent humanitarian aid with long-term development assistance will be central to a first-of-its-kind Trust Fund organised by the European Commission to mobilise international donors in the Central African Republic (CAR).  
Article relevant to the topics: Development Policy, Fragility & Crisis Situations
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October 29 2014 by Coordination Team
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Pastoralists can get a bad name. These semi-nomadic communities are sometimes portrayed as living an outmoded way of life, feuding and degrading the environment with their herd before moving to a new area. The reality is different. The European Commission supports pastoralism as one of the most efficient and ecologically friendly ways to draw value from arid and semi-arid land.
Article relevant to the topics: Food & Nutrition Security
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October 20 2014 by Coordination Team
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European Union external assistance, which accounts for half of development aid, must demonstrate that development policy achieves results. A recent workshop in Brussels looked at how a results-based approach that considers desired outcomes from the beginning can improve development cooperation. 
Article relevant to the topics: Aid Effectiveness & Results
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October 13 2014 by Coordination Team
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Wherever you are in the world, beekeeping is a guaranteed source of income. The international market varies but in developing countries honey production remains a vital means of subsistence. It supports the environment too, but plummeting bee numbers now jeopardise food chains in developing and developed countries alike, and experts are scrambling to coordinate a response.  
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September 26 2014 by Coordination Team
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Eric Turyasingura chases after a ball made from plastic bags outside his mud-brick home in the mountains of southern Uganda. Yelling in his tribal tongue, Nkore, “Arsenal with the ball! Arsenal with the ball!” he jostles with his younger brothers for possession. The fame of the English soccer club has reached even his little ears. Pretending to be a sports’ star offers a moment of escape from his daily struggles. At five years old, Eric’s tiny body already tells a story of poverty and lost opportunity.
Article relevant to the topics: Children & Youth , Health
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September 17 2014 by Coordination Team
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The European Union (EU) is the largest and most reliable donor to Palestine. Yet many people lack a deep understanding of the context in which the EU’s cooperation with Palestine operates and of the cooperation itself. As the situation in Gaza recently deteriorated, this is becoming of growing relevance. 
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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