Posted on 14 December 2011 by admin
Iro-nsi Bose Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS
By Miriam Gathigah
BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 1, 2011 (IPS) – Gender champions have lauded the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness for providing gender equality and the empowerment of women a special session, but there is dissatisfaction with Thursdayâ€™s Busan outcome document. Continue Reading
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.
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
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 11 November 2011 by admin
Analysis by Kanya D’Almeida
WASHINGTON, Nov 11, 2011 (IPS) – As shock waves from Greece’s economic crisis emanate across the Eurozone and the Occupy protests in the U.S. grow bolder in their critique of the dominant neoliberal system, it seems clear to many observers that the old hegemonic economic order is fading fast. Continue Reading
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 15 September 2011 by admin
By Bert Koenders and Talaat Abdel-Malek*
WASHINGTON, Sep 2011 (IPS) — Â 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?