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Director’s blog: Ring out the old, Ring in the new

Director’s blog: Ring out the old, Ring in the new

Welcome back! A new year … a new decade… And of course New Year’s resolutions – because, unlike many of my (perhaps more realistic) colleagues, I did make a couple this year. Better work-life balance, more sport (ask me in February if I’m still climbing the stairs to our fourth floor office!), the usual kind of thing. But making resolutions require only words. Results require action.

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Talking Development Podcast, Ep. 7: The future EU budget concerns us all

Talking Development Podcast, Ep. 7: The future EU budget concerns us all

The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) determines the architecture of the EU’s budget. As the current MFF is coming to an end in 2020, this episode of our “Talking Development Podcast” reveals the important elements that should be put into consideration for the new MFF which will last for seven years (2021-2027). Stay tuned as we explain why you should care about the new EU budget and what is at stake for European NGOs.

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Talking Development Podcast, Ep. 5: Innovative Development Financing Tools

Talking Development Podcast, Ep. 5: Innovative Development Financing Tools

Financing development projects might seem like a complex and technical topic while being vital to sustain the future of people and planet. In this podcast, Jeroen Kwakkenbos from Oxfam International EU Office, guides us through the new trends in aid and the more recent mechanisms put in place to finance development objectives in innovative ways.

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Director’s Blog: An inclusive strategy in ensuring no one is left behind

Director’s Blog: An inclusive strategy in ensuring no one is left behind

Inequalities between people and countries have reached staggering heights. The social contract is under unprecedented pressure, as witnessed by the multiplication of protests, marches and social unrest against austerity, inequalities and injustice all over the world. So what is it about the principle of “Leaving No One Behind” that our leaders have not understood? But the good news is: this can be rectified.

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Inequalities Unwrapped: An urgent call for systemic change – New report

Inequalities Unwrapped: An urgent call for systemic change – New report

Rising inequalities are among the most complex and pressing issues of our century. Protests around the wold show the urgency of the matter. How can we tackle this multidimensional problem to ensure no one is left behind? Our new report calls for a systemic approach and puts forward concrete solutions which should guide EU leaders to reduce different forms and drivers of economic, social, environmental and political inequalities.

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