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Agriculture in Rwanda: Ownership, Partnerships and Improving Delivery

Posted on 29 November 2011 by admin

Agnes Matilda Kalibata (PhD)

Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Republic of Rwanda 

As the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, commences, Rwanda has a chance to convey its way of doing business in an ever-changing aid architecture. The meeting centres on the Paris Declaration, a tool for donors and developing countries to hold each other to account. Continue Reading

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CSOs Can Expect a Struggle at Busan

Posted on 29 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, Nov 29 (IPS) – Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from around the world attending the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) in this South Korean port city have a rare opportunity to be on equal footing with governments and donors in a global conference. Continue Reading

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Cooperación Sur-Sur promueve cambio de paradigma

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

Richard Ssewakiryanga, experto en ayuda internacional. Crédito: Miriam Gathigah/IPS

Por Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, Corea del Sur, 28 nov (IPS) Cuando el Grupo de los Ocho (G-8) países más industrializados decidió priorizar el acceso a Internet en la ayuda al desarrollo, muchos líderes del Sur pobre se opusieron por entender que antes se debía atender con mayor eficacia la lucha contra la indigencia y epidemias mortales.

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MUJERES: Lecciones andinas para acortar desigualdades

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

Por Milagros Salazar *

LIMA, 28 nov (IPS) – Los países andinos Bolivia, Ecuador y Perú tienen mucho que enseñar y compartir con quienes en la ciudad surcoreana de Busan debaten esta semana cómo conseguir que la ayuda al desarrollo incorpore el enfoque de género para ser eficaz.

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‘New Donors Can Help Farming Sector’

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

Suvendrini Kakuchi interviews YUKIKO OMURA, vice-president, International Fund for Agricultural Development

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 28 , 2011 (IPS) – Rising food prices, natural disasters and an energy crisis that is turning wheat into ethanol instead of bread have raised the spectre of inadequate global food supply that hits the poor. This grim reality has finally turned the spotlight on agricultural aid and its link to development effectiveness. Continue Reading

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The Aid From Women No One Counts

Posted on 27 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 27, 2011 (IPS) – Gender responsive budgeting becomes important when seen in the background of unpaid but important care work done by women, say delegates to an international meet on aid effectiveness in this South Korean city. Continue Reading

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Waiting Five Years for a Drop of Water – Part 2

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.

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Mujeres avanzan en difícil arte de meterse en presupuestos

Posted on 26 November 2011 by admin

Por Marcela Valente, enviada especial

ROSARIO, Argentina, nov (IPS) – “Tantos años de militar en el feminismo y no nos dábamos cuenta que sin dinero no se puede hacer nada. Cuando entendí eso fue como ver la luz. Era una veta nueva y había que explorarla”, contó a IPS la argentina Noemí Chiarotti.

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DEVELOPMENT: New Aid Model Expected at Busan

Posted on 21 November 2011 by admin

Lidia Fromm Cea

Lidia Fromm Cea, director general for cooperation at Honduras’s Ministry of Planning and Cooperation
Credit:A.D.McKenzie/IPS

By A.D.McKenzie

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.
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Can BRICS Make a Difference at Busan? – Part 2

Posted on 12 November 2011 by admin

Analysis by Kanya D’Almeida

China in Africa

A newly-constructed, Chinese-owned hotel in Malawi. Credit: Claire Ngozo/IPS

WASHINGTON, Nov 12, 2011 (IPS) – While experts are hopeful that blocs of emerging market economies like BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – will play a major role in the upcoming aid effectiveness conference in Busan, South Korea, others fear that the new players do not yet have the fiscal power to make a serious intervention in fora generally dominated by rich donor states. Continue Reading

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