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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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Around the Globe, Workers Demand Decent Work

Posted on 07 October 2011 by admin

By IPS Correspondents

Thousands of trade unionists march in Barcelona on Oct. 6. Credit:UGT de Catalunya

WASHINGTON, Oct 7, 2011 (IPS) – The modern English word “economy” is derived from the Greek “oikonomia”, meaning “household management”. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Carving Out a New Aid Order at Busan

Posted on 04 October 2011 by admin

Laura Lopez Gonzalez interviews TONY TUJAN, director of IBON International, on the upcoming high-level forum on Aid Effectiveness

MONTREAL, Canada, Oct 4, 2011 (IPS) – Busan represents the possibility of an aid revolution – a time in history where an encompassing, inclusive aid framework may be possible. This is according to Tony Tujan, director of IBON International, a capacity development non- governmental organisation.

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Moving Aid from Fire-Fighting to Long-Term Results

Posted on 23 September 2011 by admin

By Rosemary D’Amour

WASHINGTON, Sep 23, 2011 (IPS) – Civil society organisations weighed in Friday on the risks and necessities associated with results-driven aid, asking the key question when it comes to a development project: Results for whom? Donors, or the people on the ground? Continue Reading

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World Bank, IMF Face Shifting Development Paradigm

Posted on 17 September 2011 by admin

By Rosemary D’Amour

WASHINGTON, Sep 17, 2011 (IPS) – Amid a global financial crisis that has shown little signs of reversing, next week’s fall meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are crucial in setting the tone for rebounding world markets, to which leaders of the Bretton Woods institutions offered optimistic, yet ultimately vague, solutions in speeches this week. Continue Reading

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OP-ED: Can Busan Forge a New Deal for Africa?

Posted on 15 September 2011 by admin

By Mandeep Tiwana and Netsanet Belay*

JOHANNESBURG, Sep (IPS) — In the hope for a fairer deal on aid for the continent, African leaders are planning to present a unified position at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) in Busan, South Korea.

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DEVELOPMENT: EU Steps Towards Common Aid

Posted on 10 September 2011 by admin

Analysis by Daan Bauwens

BRUSSELS, Sep 10, 2011 (IPS) – The European Commission has decided to push for more ambitious reforms ahead of the aid effectiveness summit to be held in Busan later this year. The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, is looking for a common EU position that could save the EU 4 billion euros which can be spent on additional aid. Continue Reading

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DEVELOPMENT: ‘Boomerang Aid Enriches Donors’

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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Q&A: Challenge Men To Share Political and Economic Power

Posted on 22 July 2011 by admin

Souleymane Faye interviews BINETA DIOP, founder and executive director of the NGO Femmes Africa Solidarité

Bineta Diop (l.) with Asha-Rose Migiro, U.N. Deputy Secretary-General.
Credit: Ryan Brown/UN Photo

DAKAR, Jul 22, 2011 (IPS) — Bineta Diop, director of the non-governmental organisation Femmes Africa Solidarité, is at the forefront of the fight for better protection of women in conflict zones and their integration in peace processes. 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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