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EYD2015

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The turbulent European Year of Development 2015

Written by Clare Ferguson Undoubtedly, 2015 will be remembered more for world events ­ the Ebola crisis, the migrant crisis, the challenges of climate change, war in the Middle East and terror at home ­ than for its designation as European Year of Development. However, the Sustainable Development Goals agreed in September include many measures … Continue reading

Development financing and gender equality – a virtuous circle

Written by Rosamund Shreeves Read more: Gender-responsive budgeting: Innovative approaches to budgeting, June 2015 Evaluation of the Beijing Platform for Action +20 and the Opportunities for Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, March 2015 The European Year for Development: Women and Girls, February 2015 European Development Fund: Joint … Continue reading

‘Feed the world’ – the EP’s STOA Panel at EXPO Milano

Writen by Nera Kuljanic Important international actors from the scientific community, industry, civil society and politics are gathering at the World Exhibition (EXPO), which takes place from 1 May to 31 October 2015 in Milan, Italy, to discuss the agricultural, environmental and technological challenges of feeding the planet. On 8 and 9 May, MEP Mairead McGuinness, Vice-President of … Continue reading

Policy Coherence for Development: still some way to go

Written by Marta Latek Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) has become an EU legal obligation, after years of slow progress. PCD aims to incorporate development concerns in non-aid policies in order to minimise contradictions, and if possible, create synergies between policies. However, despite a reiterated political commitment and reinforcement of the institutional framework to follow … Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: EU expenditure on animal and plant health and a safe food chain

Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso The agri-food sector plays a significant role in the EU’s economy, employing close to 50 million people. EU expenditure on ‘food and feed’ aims to contribute to safety along the food chain, mainly by preventing, controlling and eradicating serious pests and diseases, in animals or plants, and strengthening related controls. Key objectives … Continue reading

EU development aid

Nearly a billion people around the world live in extreme poverty. Many more face hunger and disease or have no access to healthcare or education. Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament inquiring about the EU’s role in supporting development in the world.  3 language versions available in PDF format FR: Aide au développement de l’Union … Continue reading

The European year for development : Women and girls

Written by Marika Lerch (Directorate-General for External Policies). Graphics and statistics by Eulalia Claros (European Parliamentary Research Service) In many developing countries women and girls are disproportionately affected by poverty and exclusion. Although the UN adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in 1979, women and girls still face … Continue reading

The European year for development : Education

Written by Manuel Manrique Gil (Directorate-General for External Policies). Graphics and statistics by Eulalia Claros (European Parliamentary Research Service) Access to quality education is essential for development. Not only does education provide children, youth and adults with the knowledge and skills to be active citizens and to fulfil themselves as individuals, literacy in particular contributes … Continue reading

Le défi de la coordination des politiques européennes de développement

Written by Marta Latek Le poids que représente pour les pays en développement la gestion d’un nombre croissant de (petits) projets, combiné avec un nombre grandissant de donateurs de plus en plus divers – “la fragmentation de l’aide” – est largement reconnu comme nuisible à l’efficacité de l’aide voire à sa légitimité. Les instances internationales … Continue reading

European Year for Development 2015

Written by Marta Latek In this time of economic crisis, when Europeans are increasingly tempted to focus on overcoming their own problems, the EU invites us to look to the developing world, keeping the EP’s motto ‘Our world, our future, our dignity’ in mind. 2015 EYD – how it all started Since 1983, the EU … Continue reading

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