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‘Walk the Busan Talk’

Posted on 14 December 2011 by admin

An internally-displaced Kenyan woman cooks in her makeshift kitchen. Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS

Analysis by Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 13, 2011 (IPS) – Women’s rights champions are not prepared to let the dust settle on the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness that ended in this South Korean port city on Dec. 1 with the customary nod towards gender equality and empowerment. Continue Reading

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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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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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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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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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Q&A: “Donor Base for UN Women Continues to Widen”

Posted on 18 August 2011 by admin

Sunaina Perera interviews LAKSHMI PURI, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

Lakshmi Puri

Lakshmi Puri. Credit: Courtesy of UN Women

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18, 2011 (IPS) – The donor base for UN Women has expanded to 95 countries since the new United Nations entity was launched at the start of this year, according to Lakshmi Puri, the assistant secretary-general and deputy executive director of UN Women. 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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Women’s Groups Unite Ahead of Busan Aid Forum

Posted on 15 June 2011 by admin

By Ren Bishop

BRUSSELS, Jun 15, 2011 (IPS) – Twenty women from four continents consider the words discussion leader Anne Schoenstein, of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), has written on a flip chart. She strikes out in blue ink a previous sentence. She begins writing a new one – a demand aimed at aid donors – dictated by Nurgul Djanaeva. Continue Reading

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