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Business as Development Tool

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

By Suvendrini Kakuchi

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 30, 2011 (IPS) – The idea of business as an effective development tool is gaining ground at Busan where hundreds of experts are gathered to charter a new chapter in global aid amidst growing political and economic uncertainty among donors. Continue Reading

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‘Accountability Vital in Improving Aid Effectiveness’

Posted on 29 November 2011 by admin

By Suvendrini Kakuchi

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 29 , 2011 (IPS) – Key actors meeting in Busan on Tuesday, the first day of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4), lay emphasis on inclusive ownership, mutual accountability and the platform of the groundbreaking 2005 Paris Declaration.

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CSOs Can Expect a Struggle at Busan

Posted on 29 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, Nov 29 (IPS) – Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from around the world attending the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) in this South Korean port city have a rare opportunity to be on equal footing with governments and donors in a global conference. Continue Reading

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‘New Donors Can Help Farming Sector’

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

Suvendrini Kakuchi interviews YUKIKO OMURA, vice-president, International Fund for Agricultural Development

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 28 , 2011 (IPS) – Rising food prices, natural disasters and an energy crisis that is turning wheat into ethanol instead of bread have raised the spectre of inadequate global food supply that hits the poor. This grim reality has finally turned the spotlight on agricultural aid and its link to development effectiveness. Continue Reading

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South-South Ties Reshape Aid Paradigm

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

Analysis by Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 28, 2011 (IPS) – When the G-8 countries, comprising the world’s largest industrialised nations, decided that improving Internet access to developing countries should be a priority, scores of leaders from developing world opposed the move. Continue Reading

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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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Q&A: Busan Beckons With New Promise

Posted on 22 November 2011 by admin

Sanjay Suri interviews BRIAN ATWOOD, chair of the Development Assistance Committee at OECD

LONDON, Nov 22, 2011 (IPS) – For a start, stop calling it “aid”, Brian Atwood, chair of the Development Assistance Committee at the OECD, tells IPS.

The aid effectiveness summit in Busan next week may move the dialogue further through the language of “development cooperation” instead, Atwood says. There could be a lot in a name here; it may signify the strengthening of a different way of partnering development. Continue Reading

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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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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 NoemĂ­ Chiarotti told IPS.

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OP-ED: Better Aid Means Better Development

Posted on 01 November 2011 by admin

By Brian Atwood and Jeremy Hobbs*

Cargando con el desarrollo Crédito: Claudius/IPS

Credit: Claudius/IPS

PARIS, Nov 1 (IPS) – Oxfam and major aid donors of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (the DAC) are often on opposite sides of the fence. Today though, we are on the same side —making sure that effective aid lifts people out of poverty.

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