Voices & Views

Articles (408 in total)

December 17 2014 by Coordination Team
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In May this year the first case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was reported in Sierra Leone. Little did we know at that time the major impact this would have on both our programmes and the wider context in which we work. For example, what do you do with your Education programme when schools are closed indefinitely?
Article relevant to the topics: Fragility & Crisis Situations, Health
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December 9 2014 by Coordination Team
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The Ebola outbreak has already taken many lives in Western Africa, and the long-term economic consequences for affected countries are likely to be dramatic. Such crises can easily spiral out of control and affect other parts of the world, including the European Union. So, what is the EU doing to address this major health crisis? And what can we learn from it in order to avoid facing a similar situation in the future?
Article relevant to the topics: Fragility & Crisis Situations, Health
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December 5 2014 by Coordination Team
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A major report on the Congo Basin has found the world’s “second lung” is struggling to maintain its rich biodiversity amid deforestation, poaching and the worsening effects of climate change.
Article relevant to the topics: Environment & Climate Change
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November 28 2014 by Coordination Team
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What illicit trade is worth up to $23 billion each year, threatens the environment, food security and the economies of developing countries, and is now the subject of a special taskforce at INTERPOL? The answer is illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).
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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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