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Busan Skirts Gender Equality

Posted on 14 December 2011 by admin

Iro-nsi Bose Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS

By Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 1, 2011 (IPS) – Gender champions have lauded the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness for providing gender equality and the empowerment of women a special session, but there is dissatisfaction with Thursday’s Busan outcome document. Continue Reading

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‘Walk the Busan Talk’

Posted on 14 December 2011 by admin

An internally-displaced Kenyan woman cooks in her makeshift kitchen. Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS

Analysis by Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 13, 2011 (IPS) – Women’s rights champions are not prepared to let the dust settle on the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness that ended in this South Korean port city on Dec. 1 with the customary nod towards gender equality and empowerment. Continue Reading

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Q&A: ‘For Fragile States Aid is Life, Not Money’

Posted on 02 December 2011 by admin

Suvendrini Kakuchi interviews EMILIA PIRES, finance minister, Timor Leste

Emilia Pires, finance minister of Timor Leste

Emilia Pires, finance minister of Timor Leste. Credit: Suvendrini Kakuchi/IPS

BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 2, 2011 (IPS) – The new deal for the ‘fragile states,’ from the G7+ – a group of 19 countries that struggle with poverty, instability and violent conflict – has been hailed as a major breakthrough at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness here, earlier this week.

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Inclusiveness Wins at Busan Aid Forum

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

By Suvendrini Kakuchi

BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 1, 2011 (IPS) – Inclusiveness was the winner as donors, recipient governments, emerging economies, multilateral lenders and civil society representatives hammered out a consensual document at the close of a major meeting in this South Korean city to boost development aid effectiveness.

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‘Internet Can Bring Transparency in Aid’

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Miriam Gathigah interviews Jean-Louis Sarbib, chief of  Development Gateway, which works to develop solutions that empower.

Internet for aid transparency

Jean-Louis Sarbib. Credit: Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, Dec 1, 2011 (IPS) – Representatives of nations and organisations committed to development wrapped up on Thursday the Fourth High Level Forum (HLF 4) on Aid Effectiveness with an ambitious plan to eradicate global poverty.

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Aid Not Enough to Fight AIDS

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

Demanding Right to Health at Busan

Demanding Right to Health at Busan. Credit: Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, Dec 01, 2011 (IPS) – As the curtain comes down on the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in this South Korean city, thursday, billions of people  will be marking yet another World AIDS Day –  this one themed ‘Getting to Zero,’ for zero AIDS-related deaths, zero new infections and zero stigma and discrimination.

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Lessons for Africa at Busan Aid Forum

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 30, 2011 (IPS) – There are many inspiring stories that delegates from Africa attending the ongoing Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness can take home to provide insights to their respective countries on making the transformation to middle-income economies.
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Business as Development Tool

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

By Suvendrini Kakuchi

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 30, 2011 (IPS) – The idea of business as an effective development tool is gaining ground at Busan where hundreds of experts are gathered to charter a new chapter in global aid amidst growing political and economic uncertainty among donors. Continue Reading

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Clinton Champions Gender Agenda at Busan

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

Hillary Clinton at Busan

Hillary Clinton at Busan Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 30, 2011 (IPS) – Women toil in the fields for most of their lives producing food and strengthening the largely agricultural economy of African countries, but when their fathers, husbands or older sons die, they are no longer welcome on land they may have tended for years.

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Aid Dependency on the Decline

Posted on 29 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 29, 2011 (IPS) – Poor countries have depended on rich nations to supplement their sector budget without which millions of people would have continued to live in abject poverty. Have the years of funding made these countries any less dependent?  Continue Reading

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