Posted on 27 November 2011 by admin
A young boy on one of his daily trips to fetch water. Credit:James Alexis/Haiti Grassroots Watch
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Nov 25, 2011 (IPS/Haiti Grassroots Watch) – Despite, or perhaps because of, a host of international actors, 2.5 million U.S. dollars in funding and five years of empty promises, residents of some of Port-au-Prince’s poorest neighbourhoods have yet to see running water in their vicinity.
Posted on 24 November 2011 by admin
By Miriam Gathigah
NAIROBI, Nov 24, 2011 (IPS) – Kenyan tea and coffee farmers remain disgruntled about the minimal profits they make selling their cash crops, the country‚Äôs leading foreign currency earners, as the government receives millions in funding for training and subsidies that most of these farmers are yet to see materialise. Continue Reading
Posted on 22 November 2011 by admin
Sanjay Suri interviews BRIAN ATWOOD, chair of the Development Assistance Committee at OECD
LONDON, Nov 22, 2011 (IPS) – For a start, stop calling it “aid”, Brian Atwood, chair of the Development Assistance Committee at the OECD, tells IPS.
The aid effectiveness summit in Busan next week may move the dialogue further through the language of “development cooperation” instead, Atwood says. There could be a lot in a name here; it may signify the strengthening of a different way of partnering development. Continue Reading
Posted on 21 November 2011 by admin
Lidia Fromm Cea, director general for cooperation at Honduras‚Äôs Ministry of Planning and Cooperation
PARIS, Nov 19, 2011 (IPS) – A new model of making development assistance more successful is expected to emerge at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4), to be held Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 in Busan, Korea.
Posted on 10 November 2011 by admin
By In√©s Ben√≠tez
M√ĀLAGA, Spain, Nov 10, 2011 (IPS) – How does a freezer purchased with a microloan change the life of a poor woman in Senegal? What are the Study Solidarity Olympics? How many lives can an ambulance equipped to attend births save in Ethiopia?
One of many women in Kenya who are self-employed thanks to microloans from the Women‚Äôs Enterprise Fund. Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS
Posted on 01 November 2011 by admin
By Brian Atwood and Jeremy Hobbs*
PARIS, Nov 1 (IPS) – Oxfam and major aid donors of the OECD‚Äôs Development Assistance Committee (the DAC) are often on opposite sides of the fence. Today though, we are on the same side ‚ÄĒmaking sure that effective aid lifts people out of poverty.