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Thursday, 19 October 2017

As European Commission leaders make calls for EU countries to raise their spending on development aid for the world’s poor, groups working in underdeveloped states have warned that without more effective aid policies and networks, extra financing may be wasted. Moreover, an architect of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has warned that the European Union runs the risk of overreach as it tries to shape the future international anti-poverty agenda.

The newsletter from SOS Faim for the month of April 2013 is out. The newsletter includes among others articles on the 20 anniversary of SOS Faim Luxembourg, an analysis on the vote of the EU CAP (Common Agricultural Policy), as well as a piece on the importance of local partners in the food supply chain in developing countries.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

The European Union launched on March, 18 a new project which will contribute to the fight against money laundering in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde. The project will help law enforcement agencies to better investigate money laundering, and thereby fight organized crime.

A new European Report on Development (ERD) on how global action can best support the efforts of the poorest countries in achieving development was published on 9th of April in Brussels.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

EU member states of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) -  a group of 25  wealthy OECD countries - contribution to international development funds fell by €2.3 billion in 2012 (representing a drop of 4,3% compared to 2011), according to an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report published on 3rd of April.

Monday, 15 April 2013

European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs announced on Monday, 8 April a sum of  €27.5 million to be directed towards investing in people's access to basic services (such as education and health), as well as water management and agriculture in Darfur, a region in Western Sudan.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Europe’s overseas aid policy, the 'Agenda for Change' – unveiled in October 2011 and approved in May 2012-  calls for giving the world’s most fragile nations more help through what Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs calls “more strategic, targeted and results-oriented” assistance. But some anti-poverty campaigners say there is a risk that the agenda could end up neglecting impoverished people in emerging and middle-income nations.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Business associations in Europe and other advanced countries are seeking to put their imprint on a future global development framework, having called for a strong private-sector role in shaping the future of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the UN high-level panel on the post-2015 framework which took place on March 27 in Bali, Indonesia.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A new EU funding which amounts to €10 million, aimed at boosting access to sustainable energy in the Pacific Islands, was announced by the European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, on Thursday, 21 March 2013.

Thursday, 04 April 2013

The European Union could help reduce entrenched poverty by supporting social insurance systems in developing nations, says a new European Parliament study.