A six-month project aimed at creating awareness among inter-state and cross-border women traders and state law enforcement agents has been concluded in Liberia. The project was not only geared towards non-state actors’ participation in the regional integration process but also sought to create customs union and common market in West Africa.
The next Brussels Development Briefing will be held on the 14 September 2011 and will be organised in partnership with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency. We will discuss the main challenges involved in rural transformation processes by sharing different perspectives on rural transformation processes across continents. We will then focus on rural employment and rural labour markets needed to create growth and economic development.
Dr. Liesbet Steer is the head of the research project “Mapping progress: evidence for a new development outlook” at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). In our interview, she presents the findings of the project and speaks about the project’s outreach campaign.
The Italian foreign ministry initiated a new operation, sending urgent humanitarian relief items to the warehouse of the United Nations in Brindisi. The flight to Nairobi carries essential goods such as tents, containers for drinking water, electric generators, blankets, and kitchen sets for families, making up a total of 30 tons.
The European Union’s sugar reform has caused such supply shortages and price volatility that the United States should be leery of any proposal that would reduce domestic production and make the country dependent on sugar from developing countries that may not be reliable suppliers, European sugar analysts and executives say.