Over the last 20 years, digital technologies have reshaped the scope of international development. From the Internet of things and open data to artificial intelligence and robotics, emerging technologies have presented unprecedented opportunities for social and economic transformation across the world. But their implementation is riddled with many challenges. | Read more.
In 2016, the European Commission launched its second Gender Action Plan (GAP), with the aim of making all EU development assistance gender-sensitive. To accomplish this, the GAP brought in Gender Focal Persons (GFPs) whose role is to oversee that all development programmes, projects and action documents deliver more effectively on the commitments towards gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment. | Read more.
With over 3,500 migrants rescued from the desert and 15,000 assisted in returning home from dire situations across the Central Mediterranean routes, the first year of the EU-IOM joint initiative has yielded substantive results. Here’s what we’ve learned. | Read more.