Isabelle De Lichtervelde

Isabelle is a research assistant for ONE in the UK Office. Before joining ONE, she worked as a researcher at the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies and for the Europe China Research and Advice Network. She holds an MA in sinology and postgraduate MA degree in European politics from the College of Europe.

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Winning the war against poverty and inequality: what is our next battle plan?

Winning the war against poverty and inequality: what is our next battle plan?

Yesterday, the United Nations published its Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 assessing the past fifteen-year efforts to achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – on poverty, education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, disease, the environment and a global partnership. The findin......
Two weeks to raise ambition for the poorest

Two weeks to raise ambition for the poorest

Everyone is gearing up for the big Financing for Development summit in Addis Ababa that is less than two weeks away now. Formal negotiations on the text of the Addis Accord were meant to end on June 19 in New York, but continued through last week as UN member states hadn’t been able to reach an agreement…...
The clock is ticking on the new development agenda

The clock is ticking on the new development agenda

This year will be a milestone in the fight against the injustice of extreme poverty. In just 6 months, the world will agree on a new blueprint to eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth by 2030, and ensure no-one is left behind. On 17 March, the very first draft of what will…...
New analysis of global aid figures reveals not enough is reaching the poorest

New analysis of global aid figures reveals not enough is reaching the poorest

Many agree: if we want to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, world leaders must agree on a financing strategy that addresses the needs of the least-developed countries and, most importantly, of the poorest people in these countries. Least-developed countries, the majority of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are the poorest an......
Urgent need for donors to direct aid to poorest countries

Urgent need for donors to direct aid to poorest countries

The latest projections of how much development assistance wealthy countries plan to provide in the coming years has just been just released, and the news isn’t good. Projections reveal that aid isn’t programmed to go where it is most needed. In most developing countries, government revenues have significantly incre......
New OECD report calls for a financing strategy that delivers for the poorest

New OECD report calls for a financing strategy that delivers for the poorest

With the international community due to agree on a new set of sustainable development goals, next year will be a milestone in the world’s fight against poverty. This new agenda will aim to eradicate extreme poverty and achieve ambitious global progress on key development indicators. Such objectives are aspirational yet real......
Infographic: Predicted levels of global poverty in 2030

Infographic: Predicted levels of global poverty in 2030

In his recent TED talk, Bono said that extreme poverty could be virtually eliminated by 2030, adding: “2030 is just around the corner. It’s about three Rolling Stones farewell concerts away.” A new report from Development Initiatives called “Investments to End Poverty” has projected global poverty leve......