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‘Walk the Busan Talk’

Posted on 14 December 2011 by admin

An internally-displaced Kenyan woman cooks in her makeshift kitchen. Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS

Analysis by Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 13, 2011 (IPS) – Women’s rights champions are not prepared to let the dust settle on the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness that ended in this South Korean port city on Dec. 1 with the customary nod towards gender equality and empowerment. Continue Reading

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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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Aid Not Enough to Fight AIDS

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

Demanding Right to Health at Busan

Demanding Right to Health at Busan. Credit: Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, Dec 01, 2011 (IPS) – As the curtain comes down on the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in this South Korean city, thursday, billions of people  will be marking yet another World AIDS Day –  this one themed ‘Getting to Zero,’ for zero AIDS-related deaths, zero new infections and zero stigma and discrimination.

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DESARROLLO: Una lección para África

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

África podría lograr los Objetivos de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas para el Milenio mejorando la eficacia de la ayuda. Crédito Miriam Gathigah/IPS.

Por Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, Corea del Sur, 30 nov (IPS) Los delegados africanos al 4 Foro de Alto Nivel sobre Eficacia de la Ayuda al Desarrollo volverán a casa, este jueves, con muchas historias inspiradoras para intentar que sus respectivos países logren economías de medianos ingresos.

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Lessons for Africa at Busan Aid Forum

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 30, 2011 (IPS) – There are many inspiring stories that delegates from Africa attending the ongoing Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness can take home to provide insights to their respective countries on making the transformation to middle-income economies.
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Clinton Champions Gender Agenda at Busan

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

Hillary Clinton at Busan

Hillary Clinton at Busan Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 30, 2011 (IPS) – Women toil in the fields for most of their lives producing food and strengthening the largely agricultural economy of African countries, but when their fathers, husbands or older sons die, they are no longer welcome on land they may have tended for years.

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Aid Dependency on the Decline

Posted on 29 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 29, 2011 (IPS) – Poor countries have depended on rich nations to supplement their sector budget without which millions of people would have continued to live in abject poverty. Have the years of funding made these countries any less dependent?  Continue Reading

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SALUD: Mujeres, niños y niñas recibirán poco de Busan

Posted on 29 November 2011 by admin

Por Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, Corea del Sur, 29 nov (IPS) Aunque hubo considerables avances hacia la reducción de la mortalidad materna e infantil en el mundo, millones de mujeres, niños y niñas en África todavía necesitan mejores servicios de salud, alimentos y saneamiento.

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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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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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