March 2015

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European Year of Development
Yet another European Year has been launched. In addition to the usual suspects in the development community directly concerned, European Years always provide an opportunity to address a broader public. Recent years have witnessed a debate on development policy coherence and this process has been accompanied by an important terminological change: private sector organisations enter the arena as "non-State players" and no real distinction is drawn between development cooperation based on values and partnership, on one hand, and trade and investment for private capital interests, on the other.