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EC trying to shift focus towards sources of development finance beyond ODA

Blog | Published on 15-07-2011

Last week, with little fanfare, not even a press release, the European Commission s 2011 Annual Repo [...]


Multi-stakeholder partnerships in the post-2015 development agenda: Time to get down to earth?

Blog | Published on 09-10-2015

Karim Karaki

The extremely ambitious 2030 Agenda requires the development community to act collectively, and comm [...]


Africa’s industrialisation is not a choice, it is an imperative!

Blog | Published on 27-03-2013

The 6th Joint United Nations Economic Commission for Africa-African Union Commission meeting of Fina [...]


From Aid for Trade to Aid for Business, Partnership and Profits

Blog | Published on 23-01-2013

Bruce Byiers

The OECD hosted the 2013 Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade last week to discuss how to continue deliv [...]


Talking about the impact of private sector for development, are we using the same language?

Blog | Published on 18-01-2013

A whole new range of actors is placing private sector development centre of their attention and oper [...]


The impact of European Commission support to private sector development (PSD)? We’re still none the wiser

Blog | Published on 03-05-2013

Bruce Byiers

Bruce Byiers blogs about an evaluation that is heavy in terms of pages, but light on recommendations [...]


How Will the EU's Private Sector Strategy Play Out?

Blog | Published on 18-06-2014

Bruce Byiers

Having spent an average of €350 million ($477 million) per year on private sector development over [...]


Blending or still just mixing?

Blog | Published on 04-03-2015

Although several Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been reached, there is still a huge financ [...]


Next steps towards defining the future of EU Development Policy – an overview of the current debate

Blog | Published on 25-03-2011

After the public consultation, high-level European debates on the future of EU Development Policy no [...]


New EU Communication on the Private Sector

Blog | Published on 13-05-2014

Bruce Byiers

"So what we are discussing is how to give public money to private firms and call it development assi [...]