Climate change and development aid: The economic case for prevention

By |december 10th, 2018|adaptation, Climate Change, climate risk, climate risks, developing countries, floods, Food security, Global South, News, resilience, Thailand|

Climate change affects developing countries more heavily, with broad impacts on the environment and the economy, insurers say, highlighting the need to act before damage is done.

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Commission: Only ‘economic considerations’ could lead to tariffs on rice imports

By |november 20th, 2018|Cambodia, developing countries, human rights, Myanmar, News, rice imports, tariffs|

An alliance of EU rice producers has called for restoring tariffs on rice imports from Myanmar and Cambodia, in part due to human rights concerns, but Commission sources clarified that the EU executive's ongoing safeguard investigation is linked to pur...

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Engineering disruptive innovation

By |avgust 24th, 2017|Climate Change, developing countries, Innovation, Mobile payments, News, private sector|

Disrupting innovation, which could be compared to television replacing radio, finds fertile ground in the developing countries, write Gauri Khandekar and Thomas Wyns.

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‘Partnerships in development’: We can do it

By |junij 13th, 2017|Africa, developing countries, development aid, digitalisation, News, tax policy|

Watch the debate ‘Partnerships in development’. EURACTIV invited Emma Marcegaglia, President of BusinessEurope, Jacqueline Mugo, Secretary General of Business Africa, Pierre Gattaz, President of Medef, the largest employer federation of France, and Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) in the European Commission, to discuss the role of public-private partnerships in development.

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‘Private sector development helps stabilise vulnerable countries’

By |maj 24th, 2017|Central African Republic, conflicts, developing countries, infrastructure, News, private sector, Proparco|

Private sector development is crucial to stabilising the most vulnerable countries. But ensuring businesses respect social and environmental standards is a real challenge, Anne-Sophie Rakoutz told EURACTIV France.

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