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ARGENTINA: Women Gain Budget Know-How

Posted on 07 November 2011 by admin

By Marcela Valente

Toba women discuss gender-inclusive projects at a weekly meeting in Rosario. Credit:Marcela Valente/IPS

ROSARIO, Argentina, Nov 7, 2011 (IPS) – “After so many years of feminist activism, we still hadn’t realised that you need money to get things done. When I finally understood that, it was like seeing the light. It was a whole new avenue to explore,” Argentine activist Noem√≠ Chiarotti told IPS.

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Q&A: ‚ÄúReducing Inequality Should Be a Political Priority‚ÄĚ

Posted on 05 November 2011 by admin

Jos√© Domingo Guariglia interviews HERALDO MU√ĎOZ, UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

Heraldo Mu√Īoz Credit:Jos√© 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‚Äôs Development Assistance Committee (the DAC) are often on opposite sides of the fence. Today though, we are on the same side ‚ÄĒmaking 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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Q&A: ‚ÄúDonor Base for UN Women Continues to Widen‚ÄĚ

Posted on 18 August 2011 by admin

Sunaina Perera interviews LAKSHMI PURI, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

Lakshmi Puri

Lakshmi Puri. Credit: Courtesy of UN Women

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18, 2011 (IPS) – The donor base for UN Women has expanded to 95 countries since the new United Nations entity was launched at the start of this year, according to Lakshmi Puri, the assistant secretary-general and deputy executive director of UN Women. Continue Reading

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OP-ED: The Threats of the Boom-Bust Cycle

Posted on 15 August 2011 by admin

By Yilmaz Akyuz*

GENEVA, Aug (IPS/South Centre) — As in previous episodes, a key factor in the current boom in capital flows to developing and emerging economies (DEEs) is a sharp cut in interest rates and a rapid expansion of liquidity in the major advanced economies (AEs), notably the United States.

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Q&A: Challenge Men To Share Political and Economic Power

Posted on 22 July 2011 by admin

Souleymane Faye interviews BINETA DIOP, founder and executive director of the NGO Femmes Africa Solidarité

Bineta Diop (l.) with Asha-Rose Migiro, U.N. Deputy Secretary-General.
Credit: Ryan Brown/UN Photo

DAKAR, Jul 22, 2011 (IPS) — Bineta Diop, director of the non-governmental organisation Femmes Africa Solidarit√©, is at the forefront of the fight for better protection of women in conflict zones and their integration in peace processes. Continue Reading

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OP-ED: World’s “Least Developed” Countries Must Emerge Too

Posted on 15 May 2011 by admin

By Cheick Sidi Diarra*

UNITED NATIONS, May (IPS) — The remarkable rise of emerging economies has become commonplace in public debates. Yet, not long ago, countries like China, Indonesia, Brazil, and Turkey were considered off-limits by many foreign investors.

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