EU action against  rare diseases
14 Sep 2018 – 16:21 | No Comment

Though individual rare diseases (RDs) affect less than five in every 10,000 people, the aggregate number of individuals suffering from a rare disease is estimated to be nearly 400 million worldwide. The lack of efficient …

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Why climate financing matters to real people
30 Mar 2016 – 11:27
Why climate financing matters to real people

Although most of the focus at COP21 was on the emission reductions required to achieve the global targets, the real issue on the table was climate finance. Erik Solheim, Chair, OECD Development Assistance Committee discusses …

The European Union – A development superpower
28 Sep 2015 – 09:25
The European Union – A development superpower

European Union countries and the EU as an institution contribute to more than half of global development assistance. Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and former Norwegian Minister of Environment & …

Paving the way for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda
28 Sep 2015 – 09:24
Paving the way for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda

As an author of European Parliament’s report on eu’s position on development aid, Pedro Silva Pereira, European Parliament’s Rapporteur on Financing for Development makes a checklist of some of the new policy deliverables and some …

New development goals lack the required resources
28 Sep 2015 – 09:10
New development goals lack the required resources

Public-private financing partnerships was the buzzword at the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa. Will public sector money be sufficient to transform development? Heidi Hautala, European Parliament’s Greens/EFA group shadow rapporteur on financing for …