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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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‘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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“Gender Budgets Help You Think About People”

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 29  (IPS)  – 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

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“Presupuestos con gĂ©nero 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 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

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Q&A: Busan Beckons With New Promise

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

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Q&A: “Reducing Inequality Should Be a Political Priority”

Posted on 05 November 2011 by admin

JosĂ© Domingo Guariglia interviews HERALDO MUÑOZ, UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

Heraldo Muñoz Credit:José Domingo Guariglia/IPS

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.

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Q&A: “We Are Facing the Threat of a Social and Health Catastrophe”

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.

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Q&A: Harnessing Diaspora Funds for Development Financing

Posted on 11 October 2011 by admin

Thalif Deen interviews DILIP RATHA of the World Bank

Dilip Ratha

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

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Q&A: Carving Out a New Aid Order at Busan

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 – 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.

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Q&A: “Donor Base for UN Women Continues to Widen”

Posted on 18 August 2011 by admin

Sunaina Perera interviews LAKSHMI PURI, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

Lakshmi Puri

Lakshmi Puri. Credit: Courtesy 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

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