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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

MÁLAGA, 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

MÁLAGA, España, 10 nov (IPS) – ¿Cómo cambia la vida de una mujer pobre de Senegal que compra un refrigerador gracias a un microcrédito? ¿Qué es la Olimpiada Solidaria de Estudio? ¿Cuántas vidas puede salvar en Etiopía una ambulancia preparada para atender partos?

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ARGENTINA: Women Gain Budget Know-How

Posted on 07 November 2011 by admin

By Marcela Valente

Toba women discuss gender-inclusive projects at a weekly meeting in Rosario. Credit:Marcela Valente/IPS

ROSARIO, Argentina, Nov 7, 2011 (IPS) – “After so many years of feminist activism, we still hadn’t realised that you need money to get things done. When I finally understood that, it was like seeing the light. It was a whole new avenue to explore,” Argentine activist Noemí Chiarotti told IPS.

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

Posted on 05 November 2011 by admin

José 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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ECONOMÍA: La UE suelta de la mano a países del Sur

Posted on 01 November 2011 by admin

Por Daan Bauwens

BRUSELAS, nov (IPS) – La nueva política de la Unión Europea (UE) de apoyo al mundo en desarrollo, detallada en la “Agenda para el Cambio”, puede privar a muchos países, en especial a los de medianos ingresos, de una asistencia económica todavía esencial para muchos de ellos, advierten organizaciones no gubernamentales.

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EUROPE: ‘Agenda for Change’ 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 ‘Agenda for Change’, a new policy framework outlining priorities for the European Union’s development aid and detailing the Commission’s renewed focus on economic growth as a means of poverty reduction, particularly in the world’s poorest countries. Continue Reading

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Mujeres avanzan en difícil arte de meterse en presupuestos

Posted on 31 October 2011 by admin

Por Marcela Valente, enviada especial

Mujeres tobas de Rosario durante uno de sus encuentros semanales. Crédito: Marcela Valente /IPS

ROSARIO, Argentina, oct (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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