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Inclusiveness Wins at Busan Aid Forum

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

By Suvendrini Kakuchi

BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 1, 2011 (IPS) – Inclusiveness was the winner as donors, recipient governments, emerging economies, multilateral lenders and civil society representatives hammered out a consensual document at the close of a major meeting in this South Korean city to boost development aid effectiveness.

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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: Busan Beckons With New Promise

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

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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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Can the BRICS Make a Difference At Busan? – Part 1

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

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Q&A: “Reducing Inequality Should Be a Political Priority”

Posted on 05 November 2011 by admin

José 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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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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China Increasingly Central to Caribbean Development

Posted on 15 September 2011 by admin

By Peter Richards

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sep 15, 2011 (IPS) – By the time Wang Qishan, China’s vice premier, arrived in Trinidad for the Third China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum earlier this week, Beijing had already ramped up its involvement with most countries in the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping. Continue Reading

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China, India Score With Untied Aid

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

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Q&A: “Africa Can Provide More Than Minerals in South-South Trade”

Posted on 29 June 2011 by admin

Louise Redvers interviews ROB DAVIES, South Africa’s minister of trade and industry

Rob Davies: South Africa's huge trade imbalance with the rest of Africa cannot be allowed to go on forever. Credit:South African Department of Trade and Industry

JOHANNESBURG, Jun 29, 2011 (IPS) — South-South co-operation is firmly on Africa’s agenda. Leading the way is South Africa, which has recently joined up with Brazil, Russia, India and China’s BRIC formation to form a new global grouping of emerging markets, known as BRICS.
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