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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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‘Nothing at Busan for African Women, Children’

Posted on 29 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 29, 2011 (IPS) – Although there has been considerable progress towards reducing maternal and infant mortality, millions of women and children in Africa are still in need of better health services, food and sanitation. 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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Q&A: “Reducing Inequality Should Be a Political Priority”

Posted on 05 November 2011 by admin

JosĂ© Domingo Guariglia interviews HERALDO MUÑOZ, UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

Heraldo Muñoz Credit:José Domingo Guariglia/IPS

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 5, 2011 (IPS) – According to the Human Development Report 2011 released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week, Latin America remains the region with the highest income inequality, even as the situation has improved in countries like Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, Mexico and Peru.

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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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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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OP-ED: Are We Ready To Meet Today’s Development Challenges?

Posted on 15 September 2011 by admin

By Bert Koenders and Talaat Abdel-Malek*

WASHINGTON, Sep 2011 (IPS) —  The release on September 22 of the report “Aid Effectiveness 2005-2010: Progress in Implementing the Paris Declaration” leads us to ask an important question: Are we any better at delivering aid effectively today than we were five years ago?

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