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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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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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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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China Increasingly Central to Caribbean Development

Posted on 15 September 2011 by admin

By Peter Richards

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sep 15, 2011 (IPS) – By the time Wang Qishan, China’s vice premier, arrived in Trinidad for the Third China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum earlier this week, Beijing had already ramped up its involvement with most countries in the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping. Continue Reading

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Cooperación Sur-Sur sin restricciones

Posted on 30 August 2011 by admin

Por Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, ago (IPS) – Indonesia 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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Q&A: “IBSA is a Beacon for Political Strategising and South-South Cooperation”

Posted on 28 June 2011 by admin

Mario Osava interviews CELSO AMORIM, former foreign minister of Brazil

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Celso Amorim, one of the founding fathers of IBSA. Credit: Monika Flueckiger/WEF

BRASILIA, 28 Jun (IPS) — Celso Amorim, one of the fathers of the IBSA Forum (India, Brazil, and South Africa) says in this interview that for this alliance of three major emerging powers, “Helping the poorest countries is clearly one of its callings. This gives it both its uniqueness and its international legitimacy.”

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