Most of Europe is in lockdown, trying to cope with the huge implications of the battle against the novel coronavirus. Africans are following what is happening on the other side of the Mediterranean with relief that Africa is not currently the epicentre of the crisis, but also with a troubled gaze.
This briefing note from Marcus Manuel (ODI) and Stephanie Manea (ODI) draws on previous ODI research to examine how the EU could play a more effective role in ending extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by better targeting support for human development in the poorest countries.
All eyes are on London, and specifically the House of Commons, right now. Political dynamics in Brussels fundamentally changed right
This is the forth event in the series ‘Frontiers in Development Policy’ and it will analyze the importance of the
Innovation as a new way to do the same things, with available tools. Giulia Maci and Riccardo Sgaramella look back at the Conference ” Innovation in development: The future of EU international cooperation”.
In the public debate of 17 October last, some important points were highlighted in relation to future European international cooperation.
In this blog, Leo Roberts (ODI), stresses the importance of the private sector in shifting the energy landscape in African countries. The analysis focuses on Kenya.
Vittorio Capici stresses the importance of urbanization and the implications this process brings with itself. In this blog the author picks Ethiopia and the ‘Villagization program’ as a case study to further his analysis.
Emmanuel de Groof and Sanne Thijssen suggest that political leaders can find allies in philanthropists – and vice versa – to open the dialogue on family planning and to drive the potential of African youth. Population growth is in itself not a problem; however, it can become one when a country’s economy and infrastructure do not follow suit.
Rebecca Symington and Aaron Leopold describes what are obstacles for private investment in renewable energy in Africa.