This annual report provides an overview about the quantity and quality of development aid delivered by the European Commission in 2008. It hightlights the particular challenges faced in 2008 due to the financial crises and soaring food prices.
This document presents an overview of existing social protection initiatives in West and Central Africa and analyses the way child-specific problems of poverty and vulnerability (child mortality, missed schooling, child exploitation') are dealt with.
The Commission on climate change and development was launched in 2007 by the Swedish government. The Commission examined adaptation to climate change and its links with development and disaster risk reduction and was asked to issue policy recommendations.
Fertiliser subsidies have received a lot of attention, and praise for success in combating food insecurity and poverty. This article reviews the debates on fertilizer subsidies, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This brief deals with some of the main issues concerning social transfers in reducing malnutrition. Based on Save the Children projects experiences, the author put the emphasis on 4 aspects needed to ensure maximum impact on nutrition:
This report provides case-specific responses to key seed policy issues, which were discussed at the project findings meeting at the FAO in May 2008. The paper answers key questions in the country context for India, Kenya, and Mali.