A new World Bank report, released on 9th of October 2002 on the eve of a global education summit in Germany, warns that developing countries will have little success boosting economic growth and reducing poverty unless they can close a growing 'knowledge' or education divide between themselves and richer countries. The World Bank says continuous education is key to economic growth and cutting poverty.
What is ECDA?
ECDA is a legally registered non-profit, non-political and non governmental organization consisting of a pool of competent professional trainers, consultants and development pratitioners who band themselves together to support government and private initiatives to bring about equitable socio-economic progress in the country.
A new guideline on appraising environmental and climate aspects and incorporating them into bilateral development cooperation projects funded by the German Government comes into force on 1 January 2011. Environmental and climate issues are by no means new to German development policy: environmental impact assessments were introduced as long ago as 1988 to ensure that development projects do not cause unacceptable harm to the environment. And climate change mitigation and adaptation have rapidly taken on greater significance since the Kyoto Protocol was adopted. Between 2005 and 2010, the annual volume of funding approved by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has doubled and now stands at over one billion euros. Read more
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