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Commodities of War: Communities speak out on the true cost of conflict in eastern DRC | Oxfam GB

Commodities of War: Communities speak out on the true cost of conflict in eastern DRC | Oxfam GB | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
More than 760,000 people have been displaced in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since the beginning of 2012, in the Kivu provinces alone. This reflects a new dimension to the ongoing crisis for the country. Areas that were relatively stable are again under attack as the Congolese army fights M23 rebels, and new localised armed groups spring up.
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Arme landen bestrijden malaria straks met Google-kaarten

Arme landen bestrijden malaria straks met Google-kaarten | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
, Een team van de Universiteit van California (VS) bouwt een onlineplatform waarmee landen sneller de verspreiding van malaria kunnen voorspellen. Gezondheidswerkers zullen er hun eigen gegevens over malariagegevens kunnen opladen.
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The Narrative Project - Judge it for yourself

The Narrative Project - Judge it for yourself | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
There is an initiative currently underway you may or may not have heard about called The Narrative Project. It’s essentially a communications strategy, organised and funded by the Gates Foundation,...
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Meet the new leaders of EU development policy, humanitarian aid - Devex

Meet the new leaders of EU development policy, humanitarian aid - Devex | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Meet the new leaders of EU development policy, humanitarian aid Devex Read more development aid news online, and subscribe to The Development Newswire to receive top international development headlines from the world's leading donors, news sources...
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Corruption and dirty elections are a symptom not the disease

Corruption and dirty elections are a symptom not the disease | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
It’s easy to despair at the patronage, vote-buying, and authoritarian turn being taken in so many new democracies. Surely democracy was different in the West?
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Italy overhauls its development cooperation system and creates agency for development cooperation

Italy overhauls its development cooperation system and creates agency for development cooperation | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
By Luca De Fraia (ActionAid Italy) Italy may well now sport a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation; in fact, the good news is that...
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The haves and have-nots of education

The haves and have-nots of education | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
If you cling to the ideal of higher education as a force for building fairer societies, these are not encouraging times. Over the past few months, there’s been a wave of criticism suggesting that, ...
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Algérie : hausse de 10% du budget militaire, à 13 milliards de dollars

Algérie : hausse de 10% du budget militaire, à 13 milliards de dollars | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Le projet de loi de finance algérien dévoilé mardi prévoit une hausse de 10% du budget de la Défense, à 13,1 milliards de dollars. Loin devant l'éducation, à 9 milliards.
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Le Programme Junior lance un nouvel appel à candidature

Le Programme Junior lance un nouvel appel à candidature | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
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Un tremplin vers une carrière passionnante dans la coopération au développement.

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Using mobile money to buy water and solar power in east Africa

Using mobile money to buy water and solar power in east Africa | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Mobile phones are facilitating access to utilities in poor rural communities. But do consumers have the faith to go cashless? Rachel Banning-Lover investigates
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Building a European Identity in Development Cooperation

Building a European Identity in Development Cooperation | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
What are the priorities of the Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation?
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EU aid to Palestine ‘cannot continue indefinitely’ without results

EU aid to Palestine ‘cannot continue indefinitely’ without results | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
European frustration with the glacial pace of moves to Palestinian statehood could lead to the bloc’s aid contributions to the region becoming unsustainable in as little as 3-4 years, officials say.
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E-santé : le top 5 des applications mobiles en Afrique

E-santé : le top 5 des applications mobiles en Afrique | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Recevoir des informations sur son dossier médical en temps réel, géolocaliser le médecin le plus proche, tout savoir sur les symptômes d'Ebola.
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RDC: 31 morts, nouveau bilan de l’épidémie d’Ebola

RDC: 31 morts, nouveau bilan de l’épidémie d’Ebola | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Le ministre de la Santé publique a réaffirmé que l’épidémie était circonscrite à Djera.
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Un nouveau statut pour les communes marocaines

Et de trois. Un troisième statut des communes depuis l’adoption de la charte communale de 1976 – amendée en 2002, puis 2009 – est dans les tuyaux au Maroc. Un projet de réforme qui redéfinit en 252 articles l’organisation, le fonctionnement, les compétences et l’autonomie des communes.

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L'Afrique, région du monde la plus optimiste sur son avenir économique

L'Afrique, région du monde la plus optimiste sur son avenir économique | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Alors que le moral des opinions publiques mondiales est en berne et que les populations perçoivent négativement les performances économiques de leur pays, l'Afrique (et le Sénégal en tête) détonne par son optimisme et sa confiance dans le futur...
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UN calls for $550 mn in international aid for Gaza

UN calls for $550 mn in international aid for Gaza | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
The UN has called for international donors to provide $550mn to help Gazans recover after the last "50 day war" with Israel (RT @davidh7426: UN calls for $550 mn in international aid for Gaza - http://t.co/kOe0rcIPyE)...
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La RDC compte 18 millions d’analphabètes

La RDC compte 18 millions d’analphabètes | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
En RDC, 18 millions de personnes sont analphabètes, sur une population estimée à plus de 77 millions d’habitants. Ce chiffre a été révélé lundi 8 septembre à Kinshasa à l’occasion de la célébration de la journée internationale de l’alphabétisation.
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Poverty reduction - OECD

Poverty reduction - OECD | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Despite to the role of empowerment in improving the livelihoods of poor people, there is still a huge gap between the theory of empowerment and its practice.
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L'Afrique, futur paradis du "big data" pour Facebook ?

L'Afrique, futur paradis du "big data" pour Facebook ? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Chaque mois, quelque 100 millions d'utilisateurs se connectent à Facebook, selon les derniers chiffres publiés par la firme lundi.
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Using domestic revenue to build democracy

Using domestic revenue to build democracy | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
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How Burundi's getting more revenue from domestic sources. By Peter Moors, Director General for Belgian Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid

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Juniorprogramma lanceert oproep tot kandidaten

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Een springplank naar een boeiende carrière in de ontwikkelingssamenwerking.

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Nurturing health innovation in Africa: 13 ways to boost research

Nurturing health innovation in Africa: 13 ways to boost research | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
What needs to happen to reverse the brain drain and secure funding across the continent? Our panel suggest where to start
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Rwanda and Partners discuss development Cooperation

Rwanda and Partners discuss development Cooperation | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Rwanda News Agency, Grands Lacs Hebdo, ARI, RNA, ARI-RNA (Rwanda News - Rwanda and Partners discuss development Cooperation: Kigali: The Ministry of Finance and Economi...
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Depuis 2013, le Niger a accueilli 80 000 réfugiés ayant fui Boko Haram

Depuis 2013, le Niger a accueilli 80 000 réfugiés ayant fui Boko Haram | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Près de 10 000 personnes sont arrivées dans l'est du Niger au mois d'août, portant à plus de 80 000 le nombre de réfugiés ayant fui, depuis avril 2013, les attaques meurtrières des islamistes de Boko Haram et la répression féroce de l'armée au Nigeria. ...
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Mali : réouverture des négociations d'Alger, à la recherche d'une "solution définitive" à la crise

Mali : réouverture des négociations d'Alger, à la recherche d'une "solution définitive" à la crise | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Le gouvernement et des groupes armés maliens ont repris lundi les pourparlers d'Alger en vue de ramener la paix dans le nord du pays. Un deuxième round de discussions après la signature fin juillet d'une "feuille de route des négociations".
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