Live from Brussels: Devex at EDD12

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The largest annual gathering of movers and shakers in European development cooperation returned to the Belgian capital — and, as official media partner, Devex was there to give you the latest from the 2012 European Development Days.

Check back often as we update this page with our exclusive interviews with more than 50 international leaders about hot-button issues in global development, from the future of EU development funding to promoting resilience and inclusive business.

In his column, Devex Editor Rolf Rosenkranz, who oversaw the coverage from Brussels, noticed that while many discussions remained at the high level, there was a renewed “focus on new partnerships and innovative financing of anti-poverty solutions.”

Opening on World Food Day, the European Development Days took place as European Union member states weigh the future of EU external funding. That’s in fact one of the topics of must-watch panel discussions at the two-day conference, which this year centered on three themes: food security, inclusive growth and private sector engagement in development.

On the sidelines of the Oct. 16-17 discussions, we video-taped conversations with global development luminaries, including:

In the lead-up to the two-day event, we published interviews with top EU development officials, including:

We also had conversations with and op-eds from global development figures who gave a preview of discussions surrounding EDD’s three themes, including:

Meanwhile, check out our news coverage of European Development Days 2012:

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  • Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.