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  1. Joined-up EU Approach to Development Programming

    The European Union and its Member States have kept their place as the world’s leading aid donor, contributing €68 billion in 2015. They have recently begun to present a united front, pulling together their combined resources and analysis into a coordinated response to partner countries’ development...
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  2. Agents of Change: The EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

    Today is International Volunteer Day, and this year’s theme “Young Global Active” celebrates young people around the world who are effecting change through volunteering. In order to mark this day, Claus Sørensen, the Director General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection at the European...
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  3. Sharing the EU's Experience of Transition

    Transition, which can be described as the radical reform of a country’s society and economy, is still a very new concept in development policy. In this interview Jean Bossuyt, the Head of Strategy at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), shares his thoughts on why...
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  4. A Culture of Results: Change is Possible

    European Union external assistance, which accounts for half of development aid, must demonstrate that development policy achieves results. A recent workshop in Brussels looked at how a results-based approach that considers desired outcomes from the beginning can improve development cooperation. 
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