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Au Congo, comment aider les victimes de violences sexuelles

Nous célébrons aujourd'hui la journée internationale pour l'élimination de la violence faite aux femmes. Pourtant, il y a bien peu à célébrer: des millions de femmes dans le monde sont battues, violées, torturées, réduites à l'état d'esclavage, achetées et vendues. Il y a bien peu à célébrer également dans l'est du Congo où les hostilités ont repris et où le viol est depuis longtemps utilisé comme arme de guerre.

L'hôpital Panzi, à Bukavu, a vu des milliers de visages défiler dans ses couloirs. Grâce à la générosité des citoyens européens, une équipe de professionnels dévoués vient en aide aux victimes de violences sexuelles.

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How Soap Operas and cable TV promote women’s rights and family planning

How Soap Operas and cable TV promote women’s rights and family planning | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

“This paper explores the effect of the introduction of cable television on gender attitudes in rural India. Using a three-year individual-level panel dataset, Jensen and Oster find the introduction of cable television is associated with significant increases in women’s reported autonomy (e.g. the ability to go out without permission and to participate in household decision making), decreases in the reported acceptability of domestic violence and decreases in reported son preference.

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Alexander De Croo invite les organisations nord-sud pour une concertation

Alexander De Croo invite les organisations nord-sud pour une concertation | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Le ministre de la Coopération au développement, Alexander De Croo, veut s’asseoir autour d’une table avec les organisations nord-sud. 

Il veut travailler avec elles pour renforcer la qualité et les résultats de la coopération belge, sur fond de mesures d’économies qui toucheront également l’aide au développement. Malgré ces économies, la Belgique ne laisse pas tomber ses engagements, assure-t-il.

Alexander De Croo a confirmé jeudi soir à la Chambre que les économies sur la Coopération au développement iraient, sous cette législature, de 150 millions d’euros en 2015 à 270 millions d’euros en 2019. Le CNCD-11.11.11 regrette ces chiffres. «Ces coupes mettent en danger les projets de terrain qui appuient les populations les plus vulnérables, mais aussi la crédibilité internationale de la Belgique», affirme la coupole des organisations nord-sud.

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Foresight: A forgotten tool in the fight against poverty and hunger

Foresight: A forgotten tool in the fight against poverty and hunger | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Peter van de Pol, a policy adviser for capacity development at the United Nations Development Program, works on foresight with public institutions. Foresight means imagining different futures, reflecting that change is happening constantly and the future is not a given. Traditional planning strategies, meanwhile, predict the future based on past events. “There are lots of unexpected things happening,” van de Pol told Devex. “Opportunities are popping up everywhere and the state apparatus is usually not very good to respond to that, to adapt to that.”

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La petite agriculture est « une des clés de la sécurité alimentaire »

La petite agriculture est « une des clés de la sécurité alimentaire » | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’alimentation, la FAO appelle à faire du soutien aux exploitations familiales une priorité.
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Rethinking development aid - OECD

The OECD is working to devise a new, broader measure of official support for development to reflect big changes since the concept of ODA -- or official development assistance -- was devised. Private capital flows are now much bigger than traditional aid and there has been a geographical shift in where the world's poorest people live.

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Ebola in grpahics: The toll of a tragedy

Ebola in grpahics: The toll of a tragedy | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

 

THE first reported case in the Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa dates back to December 2013, in Guéckédou, a forested area of Guinea near the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone. Travellers took it across the border: by late March, Liberia had reported eight suspected cases and Sierra Leone six.

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World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise

World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
New study overturns 20 years of consensus on peak projection of 9bn and gradual decline
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Aid Transparency Index | Explore the Data

Aid Transparency Index | Explore the Data | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

 

The 2014 ATI results follow the trends observed in previous years. A lead group of organisations are making significant and continuous improvements to the information they publish on their current aid activities – and many others have taken steps towards improving their publication in 2014 – but the majority have not made significant progress and continue to lag behind. The top ranking agency is the United Nations Development Programme (91%), followed by 2012’s top performer the UK Department for International Development (88%), and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (87%), which held the number one position in 2013. As in 2013, China takes the last place. The average score for all organisations still sits disappointingly low at 39%, and there is an increasing gap emerging between the organisations at the top and those at the bottom of the ranking.

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What can Nigeria’s Ebola experience teach the world?

What can Nigeria’s Ebola experience teach the world? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Oyewale Tomori: My country made mistakes during its outbreak and it is crucial that others learn from this when devising emergency plans
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Can the humble radio save lives?

Can the humble radio save lives? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
A radio campaign in Burkina Faso aims to save lives

In the isolated villages of Burkina Faso childhood mortality is high. Experts think that a lack of awareness about certain health issues contributes to these high rates.

One organisation believe they have come up with an innovative solution - a sustained mass media campaign using community radio to broadcast health messages.

But is it working?

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World's richest nations fail to meet aid pledges - report

World's richest nations fail to meet aid pledges - report | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Development aid hit record $131.2 billion last year but only a third went to the poorest countries
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Pascal Corbé's curator insight, October 8, 8:56 AM

Not that the headline comes to the surprise of anyone who knows a bit about the aid biz. Nor is it new that the poorest countries are not the main target of official aid flows any more. Well, the reason is, at least partially, that most poor people nowadays live in parts middle income countries.

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Cisjordanie: des bulldozers de Tsahal détruisent un réseau électrique financé par la Belgique

Cisjordanie: des bulldozers de Tsahal détruisent un réseau électrique financé par la Belgique | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
L'armée israélienne a détruit lundi un réseau de transport d'électricité mis sur pied dans un village de Cisjordanie grâce à l'aide financière de la Coopération technique belge (CTB). Les dommages sont estimés à 55.000 euros. La Belgique va demander des explications à l'Etat hébreu.
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Ebola: la Belgique libère 7 millions d'euros pour MSF, l'Unicef et la Croix-Rouge

Ebola: la Belgique libère 7 millions d'euros pour MSF, l'Unicef et la Croix-Rouge | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
La Belgique a décidé d'affecter 7 millions d'euros supplémentaires aux principaux pays touchés par l'épidémie d'Ebola, a annoncé mardi dans un communiqué le ministre de la Coopération au Développement, Alexander De Croo
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UK and international donors suspend Tanzania aid after corruption claims

UK and international donors suspend Tanzania aid after corruption claims | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Payments of $490m frozen following claims that high-ranking officials siphoned off funds from the country’s central bank
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BBC launches WhatsApp Ebola service

BBC launches WhatsApp Ebola service | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
BBC launches Ebola public health information service on WhatsApp, aimed at users of the service in the worst-affected countries.
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Participatory video and social media to document experiences - CTB Ecuador

Participatory video and social media to document experiences - CTB Ecuador | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

The Rural Development Programme of the North of Ecuador (PdRN) is coming to an end in 2015. At the beginning of 2014 a knowledge-building process was started to document its experiences. To tell the whole story of the PdRN - which started its activities in 2008 and intervened in five provinces through 88 projects - four topics were selected: the management model of the programme, the role of the social organizations linked to the PdRN projects, the relation of the programme with the Local Autonomous Governments and the experiences of the organizations in the field.

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Niger is wereldkampioen kindbruiden

Niger is wereldkampioen kindbruiden | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Niger kent het hoogste aantal kindbruiden ter wereld. Drie op de vier meisjes trouwt er voor ze achttien jaar zijn. Ruim een op de drie huwen zelfs voor hun vijftiende. Lisa Develtere sprak met meisjes die liever geen bruid waren geweest.
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Dr Jules Gbovi: Le parcours d'un médecin généraliste devenu chirurgien grâce à une bourse - CTB Bénin

Dr Jules Gbovi: Le parcours d'un médecin généraliste devenu chirurgien grâce à une bourse - CTB Bénin | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Médecin chef du Centre de Santé de Commune (CSC) de Toviklin et de Lalo, Jules Gbovi a bénéficié d'une bourse de la coopération belge, lui permettant de suivre une spécialisation de chirurgie durant 4 ans. Réintégré depuis janvier 2011 à l'Hôpital de Zone de Klouékanmè en qualité de chirurgien, le Docteur Gbovi combat chaque jour la pénurie en spécialistes qui sévit au Bénin en offrant ses services à la population avoisinante.

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The Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

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Expo CONGO EZA – Africalia - CTB

Expo CONGO EZA –   Africalia - CTB | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

La CTB accueille dans leurs locaux l’exposition Congo Eza. Elle sera accessible du lundi 20 octobre au vendredi 19 décembre 2014.

Cette exposition itinérante présente les travaux de photographes congolais à partir d’une sélection de clichés extraits du livre Congo Eza. Le livre réunit des prises de vue, réalisées sur une dizaine d’années par 25 photographes congolais, issus de Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Goma, Kisangani, Bukavu, etc.

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Now the paper: Evidence of Social Accountability Initiatives

Now the paper: Evidence of Social Accountability Initiatives | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

 

Policy discussion of social accountability initiatives has increasingly has increasingly focused on questions about their tangible development impacts. The empirical evidence is mixed. This meta-analysis rethinks some of the most influential evaluations through a new lens: the distinction between tactical and strategic approaches to the promotion of citizen voice to contribute to improved public sector performance.

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Ebola : les 10 pays africains les plus exposés à l'arrivée d'un malade sur leur sol

Ebola : les 10 pays africains les plus exposés à l'arrivée d'un malade sur leur sol | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs américains ont tenté de recenser les pays les plus exposés à l’arrivée d’un malade atteint d’Ebola sur leur sol. Sans céder à la panique, certains pays Africains auraient intérêt à se préparer à une telle éventualité.
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Belgium demands compensation from Israel for destroying power network

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Belgium demands compensation from Israel for destroying power network
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A spokesman for the aid organisation Oxfam told VRT that the network was built in 2007 with Belgian aid.
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Israël vernielt Belgisch project op Westoever

Israël vernielt Belgisch project op Westoever | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Het Israëlische leger heeft in een dorp op de Westelijke Jordaanoever het elektriciteitsnetwerk gesloopt dat met Belgisch ontwikkelingsgeld was aangelegd. ...
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