The European Commission has been looking closely at how computer-assisted learning can most seamlessly and effectively be integrated into classrooms to foster educational development. Getting that right needs a sound strategy centred on how teachers and students will use it, experts say. | Read more.
In development and humanitarian contexts, access to accurate and timely information is crucial for distributing aid and reporting on its results. Frequently, however, the data made available by donors and implementing partners comes in different formats and lacks comprehensiveness and consistency, making it impossible to compare it with data sets from other organisations. | Read more.
About a third of the EU’s bilateral cooperation is implemented through budget support – funds provided directly to a country’s treasury to be managed using national systems, conditional on policy dialogue and performance assessment. The EU had recently updated and simplified its Budget Support Guidelines. DEVCO’s Erica Gerretsen outlines the main changes. | Read more.