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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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Aid Not Effectively Reaching Africa’s Poor

Posted on 24 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

NAIROBI, Nov 24, 2011 (IPS) РKenyan 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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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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DEVELOPMENT: Showcasing Solidarity

Posted on 10 November 2011 by admin

By Inés Benítez

One of many women in Kenya who are self-employed thanks to microloans from the Women’s Enterprise Fund. Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS

M√ĀLAGA, Spain, Nov 10, 2011 (IPS) – How does a freezer purchased with a microloan change the life of a poor woman in Senegal? What are the Study Solidarity Olympics? How many lives can an ambulance equipped to attend births save in Ethiopia?

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DESARROLLO: Cita con la solidaridad

Posted on 10 November 2011 by admin

Por Inés Benítez

Una de muchas mujeres keniatas que generan su propio empleo gracias a micropréstamos del Fondo Empresarial para la Mujer. Crédito: Miriam Gathigah/IPS

Una de muchas mujeres keniatas que generan su propio empleo gracias a micropréstamos del Fondo Empresarial para la Mujer. Crédito: Miriam Gathigah/IPS

M√ĀLAGA, Espa√Īa, 10 nov (IPS) – ¬ŅC√≥mo cambia la vida de una mujer pobre de Senegal que compra un refrigerador gracias a un microcr√©dito? ¬ŅQu√© es la Olimpiada Solidaria de Estudio? ¬ŅCu√°ntas vidas puede salvar en Etiop√≠a una ambulancia preparada para atender partos?

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ECONOM√ćA: La UE suelta de la mano a pa√≠ses del Sur

Posted on 01 November 2011 by admin

Por Daan Bauwens

BRUSELAS, nov (IPS) – La nueva pol√≠tica de la Uni√≥n Europea (UE) de apoyo al mundo en desarrollo, detallada en la “Agenda para el Cambio”, puede privar a muchos pa√≠ses, en especial a los de medianos ingresos, de una asistencia econ√≥mica todav√≠a esencial para muchos de ellos, advierten organizaciones no gubernamentales.

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EUROPE: ‚ÄėAgenda for Change‚Äô Leaves Middle-Income Countries Out in the Cold

Posted on 31 October 2011 by admin

By Daan Bauwens

Zambia

Zambia has recently been categorised as a middle-income country, yet two-thirds of the country's population live on less than two dollars per day. Credit: Ephraim Nsingo/IPS

BRUSSELS, Oct 31, 2011 (IPS) – Last week the European Commission unveiled its ‚ÄėAgenda for Change‚Äô, a new policy framework outlining priorities for the European Union‚Äôs development aid and detailing the Commission‚Äôs renewed focus on economic growth as a means of poverty reduction, particularly in the world‚Äôs poorest countries. Continue Reading

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OP-ED: Can Busan Forge a New Deal for Africa?

Posted on 15 September 2011 by admin

By Mandeep Tiwana and Netsanet Belay*

JOHANNESBURG, Sep (IPS) — In the hope for a fairer deal on aid for the continent, African leaders are planning to present a unified position at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) in Busan, South Korea.

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DESARROLLO: El negocio de la asistencia

Posted on 08 September 2011 by admin

Por Daan Bauwens

BRUSELAS, sep (IPS) РLa ayuda al desarrollo no es efectiva porque se concede mediante contratos de miles de millones de dólares otorgados a empresas de países ricos, un fenómeno llamado asistencia bumerán, concluyó un estudio realizado por la organización Eurodad.

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DEVELOPMENT: ‚ÄėBoomerang Aid Enriches Donors‚Äô

Posted on 06 September 2011 by admin

By Daan Bauwens

BRUSSELS, Sep 6, 2011 (IPS) – Development aid is ineffective mostly because it is tied to contracts worth billions of dollars awarded to firms in developed countries in a phenomenon called boomerang aid, a new study says.
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