Development policy

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) was launched in 2012 by the G8 countries, ten African countries, the private sector and NGOs. The results achieved so far have been evaluated in a Synthesis Report…

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The most sustainable way to achieve the climate targets along with the Sustainable Development Goals might be a policy combination. CO2 pricing policies in combination with lifestyle changes are most effective, according…

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In November 2017, at their joint session, the European Union and the African Union decided to set up a Task Force Rural Africa (TFRA). This January, applications were already invited for an eleven-member task force that…

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Germany’s debt relief alliance erlassjahr.de and the catholic relief organisation Misereor are drawing attention to dramatic developments in government debt among the poor countries of the Global South.

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Corruption, violation of human rights and suppression of freedom of the press are omnipresent in many countries and often go hand-in-hand – as shown in reports by Transparency International and Amnesty International.

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While the right to food enjoys world-wide recognition, in reality, it is often ignored. The same applies to women’s rights and to the right to education and political participation. A strong civil society is required to…

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The Indian economy is expanding at a fast pace, boosting living standards and reducing poverty nationwide. But there is still a large inequality of living standards between rural and urban areas, and the rural areas are…

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Farmers harvesting cabbages, Sierra Leone, 2016. The EU is continuing to rely on private capital and major company groups, although these need to implement projects aimed at small and medium-sized farmers and companies. <br/>Photo: ©Sebastian Liste/NOOR for FAO
Development policy

The European Consensus is an attempt by the EU to put its development policy and that of its member states on a common footing. The strategy paper presented in late 2016 promises binding coherence for Agenda 2030.

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The African Development Report 2015 highlights the intermediating role of various forms of inequality that limit the transformation of Africa’s growth into prosperity for all.

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Civil society organisations are seeing their activities increasingly curbed by governments. Actors from the Böll Foundation’s partner countries reported on how this global trend is reflected in day-to-day civil society…

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