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Q&A: ‚ÄėFor Fragile States Aid is Life, Not Money‚Äô

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 ‚Äėfragile states,‚Äô from the G7+ ‚Äď 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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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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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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Cooperación Sur-Sur sin restricciones

Posted on 30 August 2011 by admin

Por Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, ago (IPS) РIndonesia recibió de Alemania 40 vagones de un tren eléctrico que no le sirvieron para nada porque no eran adecuados para sus vías férreas. El activista Don Marut se sirvió del ejemplo para cuestionar las dificultades de la asistencia del mundo rico al Sur en desarrollo.

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China, India Score With Untied Aid

Posted on 25 August 2011 by admin

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Aug 25, 2011 (IPS) — Armed with a smile, Don Marut exposes the pitfalls of Western aid to developing countries. At a conference here, the Indonesian recalled the story of how 40 electric-train carriages were sent from Germany to his country for a journey to nowhere. Continue Reading

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Civil Society Unifies Position Ahead of Aid Summit

Posted on 05 July 2011 by admin

By Irwin Loy

BANGKOK, Jul 5, 2011 (IPS) — Civil society groups say they want to have a stronger voice in setting the development agenda ahead of a key global summit on aid effectiveness later this year. Continue Reading

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