Voices & Views

Articles (380 in total)

April 16 2014 by Coordination Team
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How to strengthen the involvement of civil society in public life? Three new case studies from EuropeAid illustrate good practice from three different corners of the world.
April 9 2014 by Coordination Team
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Non-formal education is drawing renewed attention in development policy, notably given the high illiteracy rates among adults. Participants at last year’s European Development Days presented a variety of non-formal education projects, making the case that these are essential for development and need to be taken into account in the post-2015 agenda.
Article relevant to the topics: Education
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March 24 2014 by Coordination Team
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Education is the “pillar” for all other development goals though each country is different and quantity does not guarantee quality. These were among the lessons shared by experts at the High-level discussion on education in the post-2015 development agenda hosted last month in Brussels by the Norwegian Mission to the European Union.
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March 12 2014 by Coordination Team
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Insects are rich in protein and ecologically sustainable to produce, so why are we reluctant to put them in our mouths? According to Marian Peters, chairperson of the Dutch Insect Breeders Association, the answer is partly cultural.
Article relevant to the topics: Food & Nutrition Security
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March 7 2014 by Coordination Team
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International telecommunications company Orange, recently tested the potential for Big Data to contribute to development when it released anonymous data from five million-plus cell phone users in Cote d’Ivoire and invited researchers to see what they could do with the information.
Article relevant to the topics: ICT & Space
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March 6 2014 by Coordination Team
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In some of the Amazon regions of Peru, it can take up to 10 hours of uncomfortable and expensive travel by boat to reach a hospital. But new technologies are bridging this physical gap and allowing even the most remote forest communities to access a doctor quickly.
Article relevant to the topics: Health, ICT & Space
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March 3 2014 by Coordination Team
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The gap between broadcasting channels, that fuzzy snow-scene you see when tuning a television for the first time, is not dead space but white space and a potential vehicle for sending information that could be used to bring the internet to some of the world’s most remote communities.
Article relevant to the topics: ICT & Space
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February 26 2014 by Coordination Team
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In this week's Voices & Views Pavan Sukhdev, the founder of Green Initiatives for a Smart Tomorrow (GIST) Advisory speaks to capacity4dev.eu about the economics of biodiversity. 
February 19 2014 by Coordination Team
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Twelve months after French forces drove Islamic militants from northern Mali, a conference of international donors in Brussels has heard of progress, of socio-economic recovery, and reforms via decentralisation. Achievements include free elections, as well as ongoing efforts to combat corruption, improve the business climate, to promote a neutral and efficient justice system, and national reconciliation.
Article relevant to the topics: Aid Effectiveness & Results
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February 13 2014 by Coordination Team
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With an estimated six billion cell phone subscribers worldwide, development actors are embracing the potential of using phones and other information and communications technologies – ICTs - for development purposes. Ecdpm’s Kathleen van Hove asks CGAP microfinance specialist Antonique Koning how donors can maximize their impact in this new arena, with particular focus on the use of mobile devices as part of the delivery mechanism for financial services.
Article relevant to the topics: Communication
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