Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures or standards are increasingly employed in the context of international development cooperation. They are important for international trade, and play a crucial role in trade between developing countries.
In order to increase its knowledge on the possible issue of de-institutionalisation in developing countries and how it could be addressed, the European Commission Directorate- General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) commissioned SOS Children’s Villages International to conduct the present study.
Poverty reduction remains a cornerstone of development policy. Increasingly, this focus is complemented with concerns about the potential negative economic and social impact of inequalities or relative poverty.