Indigenous peoples make up 5% of the global population, yet they account for 15% of the extreme poor. This is down to historical subjugation, but also ongoing discrimination – especially when it comes to rights over land and resources. The 2030 Agenda presents opportunities to close the gap and learn from shortcomings of the Millennium Development Goals, as well as to learn from indigenous peoples on matters from community resilience to natural resource management. | Read more.
Burkina Faso’s population is set to double within 20 years, bringing a host of development challenges. Head of EU Cooperation Thierry Barbé discusses how the EU is supporting the government on areas from green energy to justice, and reflects on regional cooperation on resilience through the EU Trust Fund for Africa. | Read more.
Domestic resource mobilization is high on the development agenda, and revolves around how developing countries can raise more revenues through their own tax systems and natural resource management. The idea is to create a less aid-dependent, more nationally-accountable, predictable and stable stream of financing for development and poverty eradication. | Read more.