The course is intended for Commission staff, notably for DG Devco in HQ and Delegation. The course is also open to collegues from the European Institutions, notably DG ECFIN, ELARG, TRADE, ECHO and the EEAS.
The circular economy that aims for the elimination of waste through the design of products, and business models. Its essence is to design products with no waste products that facilitate disassembly and reuse.
The world passed a collective milestone in October when the planet’s human population topped 7 billion drawing some development professionals to consider the impact of such a large, and in the developing world, increasingly youthful population.
Budget Support comprises around 20% of the European Union’s aid to partner countries, with 125 ongoing operations in more than 80 countries. New Guidelines provide improved levels of safety and transparency in its application.
Should donors be providing more or less budget support and does it have a significant impact on poverty reduction? Is it value for money and how could it be used more effectively? These are just some of the questions the European Commission asked at a recent public consultation.
As the European Commission and the Member States of the European Union are busy shaping the future of EU Budget Support, voices from civil society and developing countries call for strengthened budget support as one of the most effective ways of providing aid to poor countries.