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EU support for UHC
In the second part of our series on Universal Health Coverage, we look at how the EU is supporting partner countries achieve UHC, through mechanisms like the IHP for UHC 2030, the UHC Partnership, and the SPHIP programme.
How to get cities moving: Public transport challenges in developing countries
Public transportation systems could remedy many of the problems faced by major cities in developing countries. But is there a one-size-fits-all solution to implementing them?
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 30 December 2013
Owen Barder, Senior Fellow and Director for Europe, at the The Center for Global Development attended the session Europe Beyond Aid at the recent European Development Days to present the Commitment to Development Index and to address the question: "do European policies reflect its commitment to development?" In the following interview he examines this question, concluding with what he would like to see changed in the post-2015 development agenda.
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Development programmes always strive to be as effective as possible – one way of achieving efficiency is to combine the strengths of all partners working in the sector. A recent evaluation of EU Joint Programming has shown that this policy mechanism offers many advantages.
Education is one of the most fundamental factors in reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace and stability.
Monique Pariat, Director-General of ECHO
According to Monique Pariat, the Director-General of the European Commission’s humanitarian arm ECHO, social protection can be a bridge between humanitarian and development approaches, helping the most vulnerable populations in a more efficient and effective way. Ms Pariat spoke to Capacity4dev about ECHO’s work to support long-term, shock-responsive social protection systems around the world.
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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.
EU-UN joint workshop on results-based financing and cost schemes
In the context of continuous efforts of the EU towards results-oriented approaches, DG DEVCO hosted an EU-UN joint workshop to advance current discussions on results-based financing (RBF) and cost schemes on 22 March.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 23 August 2017
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There was a question posed more than once at this year’s European Development Days in Brussels. Most participants agreed the concept of “resilience” has been widely embraced since a 2012 EU communication on the topic, but many still asked, “resilient to what?”
Today’s humanitarian crises pose unprecedented challenges for the humanitarian and development actors. This includes finding skilled volunteers.

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