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 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 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 30 August 2011 by admin
Por Marwaan Macan-Markar
BANGKOK, ago (IPS) – Indonesia recibiÃ³ de Alemania 40 vagones de un tren elÃ©ctrico que no le sirvieron para nada porque no eran adecuados para sus vÃas fÃ©rreas. El activista Don Marut se sirviÃ³ del ejemplo para cuestionar las dificultades de la asistencia del mundo rico al Sur en desarrollo.