Afghan poverty rises sharply since NATO combat troops’ departure

By |maj 8th, 2018|Afghanistan, aid, Food security, Nato, News, poverty, refugee crisis|

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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Migration think-tank: Europe is ‘obsessed’ with short-term solution

By |november 28th, 2017|Abidjan, Africa summit, African Union, aid, Development Policy, EU-Africa summit, European Union, Ivory Coast, Libya, Mediterranean crisis, Migration, News, North-South relations, security, Sudan, Theo Francken, Trust Fund for Africa|

Migration will dominate the fifth Summit between Africa and the European Union, which will be held in Abidjan on 29 and 30 November. But Europeans keep dictating the agenda, due to lack of political unity in the African Union.

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Slight rise in France’s contribution to development aid

By |september 12th, 2017|aid, development assistance, Emmanuel Macron, France, MDGs, News|

After years of financial scarcity, France increased its development aid budget for the second consecutive year. However, uncertainties persist over its aid trajectory over the next five years. EURACTIV France reports.

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Development expert: ‘Haiti would be better off without international aid’

By |maj 30th, 2017|aid, governance, Haiti, Haiti earthquake, international aid, News, NGOs, Official development assistance|

Haiti is one of many poor countries where international aid has failed to fulfil its objectives. Despite billions of dollars being pumped in, little has changed since the disastrous earthquake of 2010, Joel Boutroue told EURACTIV France.

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UK overseas aid budget fraud levels do not seem credible, watchdog says

By |april 26th, 2017|aid, aid budget, Aid Transparency Initiative, News, ODA, Priti Patel, Theresa May, UK aid|

The UK government’s claims of low levels of fraud in Britain’s overseas aid budget do not seem credible given mounting evidence of missing money, the House of Commons financial watchdog has said.

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