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  1. Strengthening transparency in aid: EU Aid Explorer

    The EU is the largest provider of external aid in the world. Article 210 of the Treaty for the Functioning of the EU foresees that the Union and its member states coordinate their policies on development cooperation and consult each other on their aid pro ...

    02 September 2015

  2. Global Soil Week 2015: Soil, the Substance of Transformation

    The 3rd Global Soil Week is one of the major events of the UN International Year of Soils 2015. JRC-Institute for Environment and Sustainability has supported the organisation of the GSW in the framework of the collaboration agreement nr. 33306 with the I ...

    10 July 2015

  3. Fragmentation of Development Aid

    We present a new way to measure aid fragmentation, by trying to consider the significance of donor-partner country aid relations in financial terms as suggested in the OECD approach as well as multiple aspects of this phenomenon, connected with the coordi ...

    07 August 2015

  4. EX-POST EVALUATION OF THE DIRECT ACTIONS OF THE JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE UNDER THE SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMES 2007-2013

    The ex-post evaluation in this report provides the independent assessment requested in the Council Decisions concerning the specific programmes to be carried out by means of direct actions by the Joint Research Centre implementing the Seventh Framework Pr ...

    21 October 2015

  5. JRC reports highlight severity of the drought in the Horn of Africa

    03 Aug 2011 Two special reports published by the JRC highlight that the current drought in the Greater Horn of Africa is creating the most serious food insecurity situation in the world. The Drought Bulletin for the Greater Horn of Africa and a Special is ...

    03 August 2011

  6. Food Security: improving post harvest loss estimates

    23 Jun 2009 Scientists at the JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) have released an innovative Post Harvest Losses Information System, generating figures for the Post Harvest Losses (PHLs) of cereal crops in Eastern a ...

    23 June 2009

  7. Ireland's Chief Scientific Adviser visits JRC

    05 May 2009 Ireland's Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Patrick Cunningham, made an extensive tour of over ten laboratories during a three-day visit to the JRC's Ispra site before chairing the African Session of the remote sensing conference i ...

    05 May 2009

  8. European Development Days: Climate Change and Development Cooperation

    07 Nov 2007 to 09 Nov 2007 The second edition of the European Development Days adresses "Climate Change and Development Cooperation". Roundtable discussions will focus on a variety of issues, such as: the vulnerability of developing countries; t ...

    30 April 2014

  9. European Development Days

    15 Nov 2008 to 17 Nov 2008 The third edition of the European Development Days will take place in Strasbourg (France) on November 15-17, 2008. Two of the three days of the event are dedicated to development professionals whilst one is opened to schools and ...

    30 April 2014

  10. European Development Days 2009

    22 Oct 2009 to 24 Oct 2009 Over 6 000 people participated in the 4th edition of the European Development Days which covered a wide range of pressing issues in global development. With 1 500 organisations from the development community coming together with ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Research and Innovation: new modelling results link natural resources and armed conflicts

    28 Sep 2011 The EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed a statistical modelling tool which allows the risk of conflict occurrence in developing countries to be analysed. Combining online news reports with geographical satellite data, the tool establi ...

    28 September 2011

  12. JRC at the European Development Days

    06 Dec 2010 The 5th edition of the European Development Days (EDD) opens today in Brussels. Sharing the EU stand in the Development Village, JRC scientists will showcase some concrete examples of how research and technology can support development policie ...

    06 December 2010

  13. New tool to measure rural poverty: robustness assessment by the JRC

    30 Mar 2010 Scientists at the JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) carried out an independent analysis and provided recommendations for additional improvements to the United Nations' International Fund for Agricu ...

    30 March 2010

  14. New Water Project Toolkit: a guide to sustainable water management

    13 Mar 2012 The JRC and EuropeAid (the European Commission's Directorate General for Development and Cooperation) have published a toolkit to improve water resources management in developing countries. It is available both as a report and an interact ...

    13 March 2012

  15. Easy access to external aid data with the EC web tool "EU Aid Explorer"

    27 Nov 2013 Launched today at the European Development Days in Brussels, EU Aid Explorer is a unique web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world. Maps and graphs are used to ...

    28 November 2013

  16. New tool to increase transparency in humanitarian and development aid

    15 Apr 2014 The EU Aid Explorer is a one-stop-shop for aid information. This web tool has been developed by the JRC in close collaboration with Directorates General Development and Cooperation- EuropeAid and Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection ECHO. It ...

    15 April 2014

  17. Does EU Aid make impact on food and nutrition security in the West African Sahel?

    30 Oct 2015 Participants to this scientific debate organised by the JRC will take a journey into a data mining exercise to discover the potential contribution of the EU aid to improving food security and nutrition status of millions of people in the West ...

    27 October 2015

  18. JRC assists UN FAO's global forest monitoring

    23 Oct 2009 The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) collects key up-to-date information on forest resources for all nations worldwide through its Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (FRA-2010) programme. Part of FRA-2010 involves the Remote Se ...

    23 October 2009

  19. New website to help improve development co-operation

    16 Oct 2009 Today the European Commission is launching Capacity4dev.eu, an interactive website aimed at improving Europe's development co-operation. Developed by the JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) in close collaboration with t ...

    16 October 2009

  20. Enhanced energy research cooperation with West Africa

    29 May 2013 The JRC and the Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (ECREE) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration at the occasion of the Vienna ...

    29 May 2013

  21. African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries Environmental Observatory

    ACP Observatory African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries Environmental Observatory The ACP Environmental Observatory brings together a broad range of data and information to support Commission services and stakeholders in the African, Caribbean and ...

    16 March 2015

  22. Global Crisis Atlas

    Global Crisis Atlas Global Crisis Atlas The Global Crisis Atlas is a service of the Commission that provides a catalogue of digital maps produced by its in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre, to meet the needs of the European External Action ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

    GDACS http://www.gdacs.org/alerts/ The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) is a web-based platform that in case of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and cyclones, sends automatic alerts via e-mail, fax or SMS to th ...

    15 January 2015

  24. EU Aid Explorer- Information system for Transparent and Effective External Aid

    EU Aid Explorer https://euaidexplorer.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ The EU-Aid Explorer is a unique web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world. Maps and graphs are used to visualize whi ...

    15 January 2015

  25. JRC supports the fight against piracy off African coasts

    22 Nov 2012 A JRC developed prototype software identifying ship positions in real-time will be tested by Kenya in an effort by the EU to improve countries’ capacity building for countering piracy in the region. Financed by the European Commission’s Direct ...

    22 November 2012