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DG DEVCO has developed an intercultural approach to better deal with cultural diversity in its daily business processes
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What kind of issues and challenges do teachers face in developing countries? What forms of support can help address them? Join our discussion and share your views.
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Africa's linguistic diversity is stunning, but with over 1,500 languages spoken across the continent, communication can be a challenge – even within countries themselves.
Today’s humanitarian crises pose unprecedented challenges for the humanitarian and development actors. This includes finding skilled volunteers.
In recent years, an increase in authoritarian regimes and the introduction of restrictive laws have resulted in a shrinking space for civil society in over a hundred countries. Engaging civil society actors at the international level and including their say in development policies can counter these worrying trends.
At this year's European Development Days, our team of journalists will be talking to panellists, speakers, guests and exhibitors about the best practices to overcoming today’s key development challenges. Want to share your story?
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 20 February 2018
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The updated Budget Support Guidelines, introduced in October 2017, encompassed changes to the modality and a streamlining of existing procedures. Grounded in a logic of dialogue and partnership, budget support accounts for about 40% of EU’s bilateral cooperation. We talked to three EU Delegations to ask about their experiences with the modality and what the update of the guidelines means for their work.
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Most countries can finance some kind of social safety net through domestic resources, according to Belgian deputy prime minister and minister for development Alexander De Croo. But he says developing nations often lack the technical knowledge to build sustainable programmes for things like health care, social work and pensions. That’s where European policy experts come in through EU programme Socieux. To mark the launch of the next phase, Socieux+, we hear from participants on both sides of the exchange.
 When you think about development challenges, a lack of trained accountants might not immediately come to mind. Yet poor public sector financial management is often at the root of patchy service delivery in other sectors, from health and education to transport. South Africa recognised this underlying issue, and with EU support embarked on a capacity development programme.
As soon as the seedlings are ready for planting, women in brightly coloured clothes wrapped at the waist load the new disease resistant varieties of coffee seedlings into the back of a truck. Developed at the Tanzania Coffee Research Institute, these small plants promise to increase coffee production while reducing costs of production for growers across the country and farmers can’t buy up the new coffee plants fast enough.

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