Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin
By Miriam Gathigah
Hillary Clinton at Busan Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS
BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 30, 2011 (IPS) – Women toil in the fields for most of their lives producing food and strengthening the largely agricultural economy of African countries, but when their fathers, husbands or older sons die, they are no longer welcome on land they may have tended for years.
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
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
Posted on 21 November 2011 by admin
Lidia Fromm Cea, director general for cooperation at Hondurasâ€™s Ministry of Planning and Cooperation
PARIS, Nov 19, 2011 (IPS) – A new model of making development assistance more successful is expected to emerge at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4), to be held Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 in Busan, Korea.
Posted on 12 November 2011 by admin
Analysis by Kanya D’Almeida
WASHINGTON, Nov 12, 2011 (IPS) – While experts are hopeful that blocs of emerging market economies like BRICS â€“ Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa â€“ 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
A newly-constructed, Chinese-owned hotel in Malawi. Credit: Claire Ngozo/IPS
Posted on 01 November 2011 by admin
By Brian Atwood and Jeremy Hobbs*
PARIS, Nov 1 (IPS) – Oxfam and major aid donors of the OECDâ€™s Development Assistance Committee (the DAC) are often on opposite sides of the fence. Today though, we are on the same side â€”making sure that effective aid lifts people out of poverty.
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 â€“ 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.
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
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.
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