Development experts discussed policy coherence for development at a meeting on 2 and 3 October in Helsinki. They concluded: Aid alone is not enough; also other policies must support the fight against poverty. However to find practical solutions to ensure policy coherence for development in the EU and Member State policies is no easy walk. World Economy & Development documents the Final Declaration.
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There is growing political commitment to Policy Coherence for Development, at global, European and national level. In particular, this has been reflected in the Millennium Declaration and the European Consensus on Development. Additionally, the European Council Conclusions of June 2006 emphasised the need for coherent and effective EU external policiess ... ... this article is reserved for subscribers. Please log in >>> here.
Posted: 8 October 2006
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Weakening of workers' rights in most regions is being aggravated by severe crackdowns on freedom of speech and assembly, according to the 2016 Global Rights Index. Restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly, including severe crackdowns in some countries, increased by 22%, with 50 out of 141 countries surveyed recording restrictions.
The year 2015 was marked on the one hand by the inability of the European Union (EU) to emerge from the crisis, and on the other by a dramatic rise in the number of people taking flight from their homes and from their homelands, because of wars and terrorist attacks, in many cases caused by the destructive policies of the EU and of its member states.
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14 years after their previous strategy on gender mainstreaming, the WBG has decided to develop a new Gender Equality (GE) Strategy. This briefing document presents WIDE+ critical reflections and key recommendations to enhance the new World Bank Group's (WBG) strategy on Gender Equality.