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The Story of PlayPumps: Merry-go-rounds, Water, and Failures in Development Aid

The Story of PlayPumps: Merry-go-rounds, Water, and Failures in Development Aid | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Innovation is a process of failure and learning from failure. The same is true in development cooperation.

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Déclaration de Bruxelles sur la mise en oeuvre de la Convention européenne des droits de l'homme

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Demandes d'asile: voici les 5 pays (riches) les plus touchés

Demandes d'asile: voici les 5 pays (riches) les plus touchés | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Les demandes d'asile dans les pays riches ont bondi de 45% en 2014, portées par les conflits en Syrie et en Irak, avoisinant le record enregistré au début de la guerre en Bosnie-Herzégovine, selon les chiffres publiés jeudi par l'ONU.
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How should aid agencies evolve? Views from developing countries

How should aid agencies evolve? Views from developing countries | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Are traditional development assistance providers facing unemployment? Not in the view of their ultimate employers.
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The world does not aid Africa – Africa aids the world!

The world does not aid Africa – Africa aids the world! | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Foreign developed nations often wax lyrical about their generous donations of aid to Africa.
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Au Maroc, les batailles pour préserver l’or bleu

Au Maroc, les batailles pour préserver l’or bleu | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Traque des fuites d’eau, gestion des eaux usées… Le royaume fait face au danger du déficit hydrique.
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'Leaving no one behind': how to make it come to life

'Leaving no one behind': how to make it come to life | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Three proposals for how governments can reach the most marginalised communities and turn 'leave no one behind' from rhetoric into reality.
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Are there too many sustainable development goals?

Are there too many sustainable development goals? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
We asked, you answered. As part of our Students Speak series, students share their thoughts on the effectiveness of the new set of goals and targets
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Germany announces record boost to development aid budget

Germany announces record boost to development aid budget | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
The German government has approved development spending of €7.4bn, though the country is still far off the 0.7% target
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Can Mobile Phones Help with Statebuilding?

Can Mobile Phones Help with Statebuilding? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

In our new paper we look at how the link between phones, information, voting, political participation and government accountability works in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State. South Sudan’s mobile phone networks are growing fast; having access to a network is regularly mentioned when we asked people what changes they would wish to see. Phones, we were told, are good to communicate with relatives elsewhere or to let people know if someone is ill. But a magic tool for peace and statebuilding? What we found was that where mechanisms do not exist that allow citizens to hold politicians accountable, access to mobile phones might mean greater dissatisfaction with political participation and voting. So the link between talking and politics is…well…complicated.

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Alexander De Croo libère un budget d’observation électorale au Burundi

Le vice-Premier ministre et ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo débloque 293.000 euros pour l’organisation d’observations électorales au Burundi. Via 11.11.11 et l’ONG francophone CJP (Commission Justice et Paix), deux ONG burundaises ont été identifiées pour effectuer une mission d’observation des élections communales, parlementaires et présidentielles qui auront lieu cette année. Les deux ONG belges accompagneront les ONG burundaises au travers d’un financement, d’un encadrement et d’une formation.
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Lack of safe water, sanitation and soap "an embarrassment" says WHO

Lack of safe water, sanitation and soap "an embarrassment" says WHO | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Access to water is a crisis that can be fixed, says report that calls for it to be a priority in sustainable development goals. We look at Mali, the poorest performer
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Belgium aid cut will affect us - health minister warns

Belgium aid cut will affect us - health minister warns | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
The Minister of Health Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye has said the Ministry and Government are bound to suffer as a result of the decision by the Belgium Government to cut aid to Uganda
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The good, the bad and the hideous - Which MDGs did some good and which SDGs might work?

The good, the bad and the hideous - Which MDGs did some good and which SDGs might work? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

WHEN the Millennium Development Goals were adopted in 2000 they seemed Utopian. But the most important one was achieved five years early. This was to halve, by 2015, the share of people globally living on under $1.25 a day, which was 36% in 1990. Most progress was in China, where the proportion fell from 60% in 1990 to 12% in 2010. Other regions missed their target. In South Asia it fell from 51% to 30%. In Sub-Saharan Africa it went from 56% to 48%. Still, more than 700m people struggled out of extreme poverty in that period.

 

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EU development policy will prioritise human dignity over 'economic indicators'

EU development policy will prioritise human dignity over 'economic indicators' | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

In its resolution on the global development framework after 2015, the European parliament reaffirmed human dignity as central to sustainable development. A broad political consensus was reached on the notion that the new framework currently being negotiated at the United Nations must be people-centred and rights based.

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Four trade priorities for the global development agenda in 2015

Four trade priorities for the global development agenda in 2015 | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
As the world faces slower economic growth, the major global development summits this year need to play their part in designing a trade system that works for the poorest countries.
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How to survive as an aid worker without losing your soul

How to survive as an aid worker without losing your soul | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
The emotional demands of aid work can be huge. It’s vital to remember that this is a job, and that sometimes it sucks
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#DailyRacism: "Beaucoup de Flamands ne réalisent pas que nègre est un mot raciste"

#DailyRacism: "Beaucoup de Flamands ne réalisent pas que nègre est un mot raciste" | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Il y a quelques jours, le politologue et philosophe Bleri Lleshi a lancé le hashtag #dailyracism sur Twitter et Facebook pour rassembler les témoignages de victimes de racisme. Nos confrères de Knack l'ont interrogé sur son initiative.
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Fighting Poverty with Soap Operas

Fighting Poverty with Soap Operas | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

With their tremendous reach and popularity, soap operas might at first look like light entertainment but they are a potentially potent tool to influence attitudes and spur growth and development, argues Eliana La Ferrara.

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Improving Development Aid Design and Evaluation: Plan for Sailboats, Not Trains

Improving Development Aid Design and Evaluation: Plan for Sailboats, Not Trains | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Effective reform efforts require planning for and measuring change that is nonlinear and nonincremental. Complexity, or systems, theory offers insights for improving program design and evaluation.
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Le manque d'eau potable coûte la vie à 1.000 enfants par jour

Le manque d'eau potable coûte la vie à 1.000 enfants par jour | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Dans le monde, 748 millions de personnes n'ont pas accès à l'eau potable. 90% d'entre eux vivent en Asie et au sud du Sahara, indique vendredi le fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (Unicef) à l'occasion de la journée mondiale de l'eau le 22 mars. Chaque jour, environ 1.000 enfants de moins de cinq ans meurent de maladies liées à une contamination de l'eau, un manque de sanitaires ou une mauvaise hygiène. "Pour nous, boire l'eau du robinet est une évidence", relève l'ambassadrice de l'Unicef Eva Padberg également mannequin et chanteuse allemande. "Pour beaucoup d'enfants dans des pays en voie de développement, étancher sa soif peut être très dangereux." Unicef exige que d'ici 2030, chacun ait un accès basique à l'eau potable et à des installations sanitaires chez lui ou dans l'environnement proche.

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What should the UK do about foreign aid?

What should the UK do about foreign aid? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
The UK is about to agree legislation committing it to ringfencing 0.7% of gross national income to international development spending. Prof Henrietta Moore on the way forward.
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Service characteristics and engagement with citizens

Service characteristics and engagement with citizens | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Despite significant progress in a range of public services over the past two decades, in many developing countries the average citizen continues to suffer from gaps in provision and poor performance of even the most basic services.
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Improving financial access to health care in the Kisantu District in Congo: acting upon complexity

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The future of DfID — and UK development cooperation

The future of DfID — and UK development cooperation | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
#Development implementers should become “facilitators". An interesting article about the future of @DFID_UK http://t.co/82Eo94s1IE @devex
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