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Inclusiveness Wins at Busan Aid Forum

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

By Suvendrini Kakuchi

BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 1, 2011 (IPS) – Inclusiveness was the winner as donors, recipient governments, emerging economies, multilateral lenders and civil society representatives hammered out a consensual document at the close of a major meeting in this South Korean city to boost development aid effectiveness.

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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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Can BRICS Make a Difference at Busan? – Part 2

Posted on 12 November 2011 by admin

Analysis by Kanya D’Almeida

China in Africa

A newly-constructed, Chinese-owned hotel in Malawi. Credit: Claire Ngozo/IPS

WASHINGTON, Nov 12, 2011 (IPS) – While experts are hopeful that blocs of emerging market economies like BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – will play a major role in the upcoming aid effectiveness conference in Busan, South Korea, others fear that the new players do not yet have the fiscal power to make a serious intervention in fora generally dominated by rich donor states. Continue Reading

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Can the BRICS Make a Difference At Busan? – Part 1

Posted on 11 November 2011 by admin

Analysis by Kanya D’Almeida

WASHINGTON, Nov 11, 2011 (IPS) – As shock waves from Greece’s economic crisis emanate across the Eurozone and the Occupy protests in the U.S. grow bolder in their critique of the dominant neoliberal system, it seems clear to many observers that the old hegemonic economic order is fading fast. Continue Reading

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

Posted on 25 October 2011 by admin

Fabíola Ortiz interviews Oswaldo Cruz Foundation public health specialist PAULO BUSS*

Health is the result of social equity, says Paulo Buss. Credit:Fabíola Ortiz/IPS

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 25, 2011 (Tierramérica) – 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 Tierramérica.

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BRAZIL: Haiti Is Here

Posted on 09 June 2011 by admin

Viva Rio's Aochan Kreyol Danse Haitian dance troupe won third prize at the 10th youth dance festival in Santo Domingo.
Credit:Viva Rio

By Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 9, 2011 (IPS) – In the powerful verses of the song “Haiti”, Brazilian musicians Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil described similarities between two countries at different ends of the development spectrum in Latin America, summed up by the words “Haiti is here”. Continue Reading

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