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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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South-South Ties Reshape Aid Paradigm

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

Analysis by Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 28, 2011 (IPS) – When the G-8 countries, comprising the world’s largest industrialised nations, decided that improving Internet access to developing countries should be a priority, scores of leaders from developing world opposed the move. Continue Reading

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New Deal for Donors and Recipients at Busan?

Posted on 27 November 2011 by admin

By Suvendrini Kakuchi

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 27, 2011 (IPS) – The Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4), starting in this port city on Tuesday, will examine why international donor assistance worth trillions of dollars spent over decades has failed to eradicate poverty. 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 1

Posted on 27 November 2011 by admin

Trips to fetch water a part of daily life for many Haitians in the surrounding neighbourhoods of Port-au-Prince. Credit: James Alexis/Haiti Grassroots Watch

PORT-AU-PRINCE, NOV 25, 2011 (IPS/Haiti Grassroots Watch) – 2.5 million U.S. dollars to supply water to several marginal neighbourhoods in the capital. Approved in 2006. Five years later the water has yet to run. Children are still in the streets bearing bottles and buckets. 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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“Presupuestos con género ayudan a pensar en las personas”

Posted on 26 November 2011 by admin

Estrella Gutiérrez entrevista a LORENA BARBA, de ONU Mujeres Andina

CARACAS, nov (IPS) – Los presupuestos sensibles al género (PSG), la herramienta de ONU Mujeres para reducir la desigualdad, “ayudan a pensar desde las personas” y a “usar los recursos de manera más eficiente”, destacó a IPS Lorena Barba.

Barba, responsable de los PSG de ONU Mujeres Región Andina, con sede en Quito, analizó en entrevista con IPS los procesos de planificación y presupuesto con enfoque de género que establecieron tres países del área: Bolivia, Ecuador y Perú, considerados un modelo de maneras diferentes para alcanzar el objetivo. Continue Reading

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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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Aid Not Effectively Reaching Africa’s Poor

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’s 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

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