Posted on 02 December 2011 by admin
Suvendrini Kakuchi interviews EMILIA PIRES, finance minister, 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 âfragile states,â from the G7+ â 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.
Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin
Miriam Gathigah interviews Jean-Louis Sarbib, chief of Â Development Gateway, which works to develop solutions that empower.
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.
Posted on 29 November 2011 by admin
Lorena Barba, specialist in gender-responsive budgeting. Credit: Courtesy of the interviewee
Estrella GutiĂ©rrez interviews LORENA BARBA of U.N. Women’s Andean regional office
CARACAS, Nov 29Â (IPS)Â – Gender responsive budgeting (GRB), a U.N. Women tool to curb inequality, “helps you think about people.and to use resources in a more effective manner,” says Lorena Barba. Continue Reading
Posted on 26 November 2011 by admin
Estrella GutiĂ©rrez entrevista a LORENA BARBA, de ONU Mujeres Andina
CARACAS, nov (IPS) – Los presupuestos sensibles al gĂ©nero (PSG), la herramienta de ONU Mujeres para reducir la desigualdad, “ayudan a pensar desde las personas” y a “usar los recursos de manera mĂĄs eficiente”, destacĂł a IPS Lorena Barba.
Barba, responsable de los PSG de ONU Mujeres RegiĂłn Andina, con sede en Quito, analizĂł en entrevista con IPS los procesos de planificaciĂłn y presupuesto con enfoque de gĂ©nero que establecieron tres paĂses del ĂĄrea: Bolivia, Ecuador y PerĂș, considerados un modelo de maneras diferentes para alcanzar el objetivo. 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 05 November 2011 by admin
JosĂ© Domingo Guariglia interviews HERALDO MUĂOZ, UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 5, 2011 (IPS) – According to the Human Development Report 2011 released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week, Latin America remains the region with the highest income inequality, even as the situation has improved in countries like Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, Mexico and Peru.
Heraldo MuĂ±oz Credit:JosĂ© Domingo Guariglia/IPS
Posted on 25 October 2011 by admin
FabĂola Ortiz interviews Oswaldo Cruz Foundation public health specialist PAULO BUSS*
Health is the result of social equity, says Paulo Buss. Credit:FabĂola Ortiz/IPS
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 25, 2011 (TierramĂ©rica) – For Brazilian pediatrician and public health expert Paulo Buss, the worst enemy of health is unemployment. And if unemployment continues to rise, the result will be a global “catastrophe”, he told TierramĂ©rica.
Posted on 11 October 2011 by admin
Thalif Deen interviews DILIP RATHA of the World Bank
Credit: Courtesy of Dilip Ratha
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11, 2011 (IPS) – When the final aid figures for 2010 were tallied early this year, industrial nations claimed a record-high 129 billion dollars in official development assistance (ODA) to the world’s poorer nations. Continue Reading
Posted on 04 October 2011 by admin
Laura Lopez Gonzalez interviews TONY TUJAN, director of IBON International, on the upcoming high-level forum on Aid Effectiveness
MONTREAL, Canada, Oct 4, 2011 (IPS) – Busan represents the possibility of an aid revolution â a time in history where an encompassing, inclusive aid framework may be possible. This is according to Tony Tujan, director of IBON International, a capacity development non- governmental organisation.
Posted on 18 August 2011 by admin
Sunaina Perera interviews LAKSHMI PURI, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18, 2011 (IPS) – The donor base for UN Women has expanded to 95 countries since the new United Nations entity was launched at the start of this year, according to Lakshmi Puri, the assistant secretary-general and deputy executive director of UN Women. Continue Reading
Lakshmi Puri. Credit: Courtesy of UN Women