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France takes the lead on conflict prevention

15. Juni 2018 - 6:41
While armed conflicts are on the rise around the world, Paris launched a new strategy for prevention, resilience and sustainable peace in developing countries, on 13 June. reports.
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EU to hike migration spending in development aid overhaul

13. Juni 2018 - 18:25
The European Commission will set out its plans to dramatically increase spending on migration control on Thursday (14 June), as part of its overhaul of EU development spending between 2021 and 2027.
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France asks for more coordination between European expertise agencies

13. Juni 2018 - 16:24
European expertise agencies, the kingpins of solidarity policy, want to work more together in order to establish themselves as true competitors in the face of United Nations agencies, especially in the field of security. reports.
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‘Water, women and waste’ are our development priorities, says Coca-Cola SVP

11. Juni 2018 - 12:00
In an interview at the European Development Days in Brussels, Perez underlined Coca-Cola's hopes to work with the EU on its flagship External Investment Plan that seeks to build partnerships between local communities, governments, and the private sector.
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Women entrepreneurs ‘a vast untapped resource’, say development policy-makers

11. Juni 2018 - 9:23
Women and girls are too often forgotten in development policy, despite being in the front-line. A mere 2% of total overseas development aid is spent on policies related to gender equality, panellists heard at the European Development Days in Brussels.
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Liberia’s leader Weah looks abroad for help tackling poverty

11. Juni 2018 - 6:41
After stoking expectations among Liberia’s voters for rolling back poverty, President George Weah is facing the twin pressures of time and money to carry out his promises. On 22 January, Weah became president of the one of the world’s poorest...
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French aid lags behind on gender equality

11. Juni 2018 - 6:40
Despite France’s commitments it is struggling to get its aid to the poorest countries as well as for gender-equality programmes, according to an assessment by the OECD. reports.
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Taking development finance private

7. Juni 2018 - 18:58
The EU’s External Investment Plan (EIP) is the latest addition to the increasingly cluttered landscape of public-private development finance. The EIP's future shape and the role it can play was one of the hot topics at the European Development Days on 5-6 June.
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Don’t leave women out of EU investment programme, Commission is told

6. Juni 2018 - 17:50
The issue of how the EU's External Investment Plan can help empower women and girls dominated the agenda at the European Development Days on Tuesday (5 June), as some panellists voiced concern that it might be marginalised in the final big picture.
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Everyone gains from investing in the health and gender equality of women and children

5. Juni 2018 - 13:15
Five million women and children die every year from entirely preventable causes. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) supports the 50 countries with the greatest needs by investing in their health systems but that is not enough, writes Mariam Claeson.
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European Development Days: Investing in women and girls

5. Juni 2018 - 11:20
It is consequential that this year’s European Development Days, which start in Brussels today, are focused on women and girls. Gender equality is not only a moral imperative, but also key to progress for the economy, the environment, and social development, argues Melanne Verveer.
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Building partnerships: international development and sustainable business

4. Juni 2018 - 17:57
The European Development Days has established itself as a key fixture in the world's development calendar. The EU plans to revamp its development tools and financial investment instruments in the next seven-year budget, increasing the role of the private sector.
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Finance, Cotonou and women set to dominate European Development Days

4. Juni 2018 - 17:51
As far as global development goes, few events can match the reach of European Development Days, whose Brussels edition will gather 8,000 development policy professionals this week.
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Negotiations on the post-Cotonou Agreement stumble on migration

28. Mai 2018 - 12:00
Due to a lack of consensus on the issue of migration, member states cannot come to an agreement  on a mandate to begin negotiations on the future partnership agreement with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. reports
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Ending poverty in Africa is within our reach

25. Mai 2018 - 14:48
On  Africa Day (25 May) it is important to note that the continent is making important progress to end extreme poverty. With all the potential Africa holds it is important for the EU to support it, therefore, the next seven-year budget should secure more funds for aid, writes Dorine Nininahazwe.
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It will be tough and costly to contain current Ebola outbreak, says WHO

25. Mai 2018 - 13:01
Following a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo early May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) decided it is not yet an international public health emergency but is deploying an action plan to contain the disease, a move which proves particularly challenging this time
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Conducting the new energy orchestra – or is it a circus?

24. Mai 2018 - 9:58
The decarbonisation of electric power, and the electrification of energy, is unstoppable. Whether it will be rapid enough to prevent the coming climate crisis is uncertain and will demand vision from politicians, industry leaders and energy providers, writes Andrew Steer.
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Collaboration for impact

23. Mai 2018 - 15:39
Achieving sustainable development goals depends on the mutual relationship between European associations and the industry sectors. Stefan Crets and Louise Scott explain the role of both sectors and how they can raise sustainability impact in the community.
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Halt private investment vehicle, development leaders tell EU

8. Mai 2018 - 15:10
A group of leading development NGOs have urged the European Commission to halt plans to expand its External Investment Plan (EIP), which seeks to leverage private investment in developing countries, according to a letter seen by EURACTIV.
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Afghan poverty rises sharply since NATO combat troops’ departure

8. Mai 2018 - 7:23
Poverty has risen sharply in Afghanistan since the departure of NATO's combat troops in 2014, with more than half of the population now living below the poverty line, according to a national survey.
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