EU bilateral assistance to India is being completed, but cooperation continues on many levels, as Johann Hesse outlines. In this wide-ranging interview the Head of EU Cooperation reflects on lessons learned and the path ahead, including the crucial role to be played by civil society. In neighbouring Bhutan, he considers the impact of the country’s Gross National Happiness approach; and outlines EU support in areas from public financial management to climate change adaptation. | Read more.
Together with the European Union, UN Women implemented a global programme for women migrant workers from 2014 to 2017. UN Women Programme Manager Inkeri von Hase shares the results and lessons learned, including the vital role of collaborating with national and international stakeholders, and developing women’s capacity to advocate for their rights. | Read more.
Improving intra-African trade is increasingly on the radar as a crucial factor in the continent’s sustainable development, and donors are getting involved to support public-private dialogue and provide technical assistance. We hear from TradeMark East Africa’s Annette Mutaawe Ssemuwemba on reducing barriers to trade, ensuring sustainability, and the impact this work is having for women traders. | Read more.