Smallholder farmers still constitute the majority of the population in the Global South and are disproportionately affected by poverty. Experts at the German Development Institute (DIE) discussed the best approaches to…

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As the Cotonou Agreement comes to an end, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) will also be closing at the end of this year. The institution was established to support smallholder farmers in…

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The 2019 edition of the Development Co-operation Report aims to align development co-operation with today's most urgent global priorities, from the rising threat of climate change to the flagging response to the…

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In his Opinion article “Divorced from reality” in the previous Rural 21 edition, our author Ingo Melchers accused some of the German NGOs and church relief organisations of lacking strategies to address the problems of…

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There is a lack of understanding about what aid actually entails, researchers criticise after analysing development aid given by OECD donors. They found that a quarter of the aid money never leaves donor countries;…

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In one of the most important policy fields in development cooperation, rural development, German NGOs are not maintaining a convincing discourse, our author claims. Why the African continent isn’t benefiting from Western…

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Foreign aid from official donors in 2018 fell 2.7 per cent from 2017, with a declining share going to the neediest countries. The figure is equivalent to 0.31 per cent of the DAC donors’ combined gross national income,…

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This new report finds that integrating green and gray infrastructure can help deliver a “triple-win” with benefits for the economy, communities, and the environment.

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Some people extol collaboration between the private sector and public development co-operation as the royal road to efficient implementation of development measures; others see it as putting the most vulnerable groups at…

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The United Kingdom plays a significant role in development co-operation. Experts discussed how its exit from the European Union will affect this area in Bonn/Germany last February.

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