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Questionnement sur l’Aide pour le commerce

Questionnement sur l’Aide pour le commerce | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Un document de travail, récemment publié par le Brooks World Poverty Institute (l’Institut Brooks pour la pauvreté internationale) de l’université de Manchester pose la question des références en matière de développement de l’Aide pour le commerce.


Ce document, divisé en 4 sections, passe en revue les instruments de l’Aide pour le commerce dans le contexte des négociations en cours de l’OMC pour la libéralisation du commerce Nord-Sud en donnant une emphase particulière au Programme de Doha pour le développement..

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Should we worry about redefining aid?

Should we worry about redefining aid? | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Rather than tracking (or seeking to redefine) ODA (Official Development Assistance), civil society would do better to carry out a high-profile tracking of CPA (Country Programmable Aid) and/or real aid, pushing these terms into the public and journalistic discourse as forcefully as ODA or aid.

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Regional forum of the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC)

Regional forum of the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) sponsored a regional forum on 13-14 December 2011 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The purpose of this forum was to consider the implications of Post High Level Forum 4 in Busan, Korea (29 November to 1 December 2011) on civil society organizations in Southeast Asia...

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Making aid work in fragile states is difficult but vital - Institute of Development Studies

Making aid work in fragile states is difficult but vital - Institute of Development Studies | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

UK Official Development Assistance to fragile and conflict-affected states is set to increase from 22% in 2010 to 30% by 2014-15.

 

However some have questioned the decision to target aid to countries which are plagued by corruption and fraud. They argue that it is not the most effective way of reaching the poorest and most vulnerable....

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Cash On Delivery Aid - Center for Global Development

Cash On Delivery Aid - Center for Global Development | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The Center for Global Development has developed Cash on Delivery Aid (COD Aid) as an approach to help overcome these problems.

 

It builds on existing initiatives that strive to disburse aid against results, but it takes the idea further by linking payments more directly to a single specific outcome....

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It's nuts! Britain is STILL giving aid to Brazil - even though it's richer ... - Daily Mail

It's nuts! Britain is STILL giving aid to Brazil - even though it's richer ... - Daily Mail | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The continuing aid to Brazil comes against a background of deepening criticism of the Coalition’s foreign aid plans and its determination to keep raising spending on development in supposedly poor countries.

 

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Chinese development aid in Africa

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Chinese development finance in Africa is unusual in that much of the financial flows from China do not constitute official development aid (ODA).

 

Instead, much of it comes in the form of export credits and strategic lines of credit to Chinese-related companies, among other mechanisms. In this sense, it is very similar to Japanese financial flows to China several decades ago...

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Aid cuts to middle-income countries worsen global poverty and ill-health

Aid cuts to middle-income countries worsen global poverty and ill-health | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Donors must adjust to the reality that countries seemingly on an upward trajectory are often the worst hit by poverty and disease

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Dead Aid - Dambisa Moyo : A detailed Review

Dead Aid - Dambisa Moyo :  A detailed Review | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The story of aid and economic its relation to economic backwardness has been told again and again. In this book however, Dr Moyo tells it with a new perspective, she not only tells it as it is but also tells as it should be....

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U.S. Aid To All Moroccan Regions, Vote Of Confidence Of Congress ...

U.S. Aid To All Moroccan Regions, Vote Of Confidence Of Congress ... | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Washington – The U.S. economic and development aid intended for all regions of Morocco is a vote of confidence of the United States' Congress vis-à-vis the Kingdom's efforts to settle the Sahara issue, said Roger Noriega, ...
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AID POLICY: Spotlight on New Deal for fragile states

AID POLICY: Spotlight on New Deal for fragile states | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

At the global aid effectiveness forum in Busan, South Korea, in November and December this year, the “G7+”, a group of nations which includes 19 fragile and conflict-affected states, agreed a New Deal on fragile states, which sets out concrete and, they hope, more relevant ways to improve peace- and state-building goals.

 

The New Deal will be piloted in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste, with help from Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.

 

It identifies five peace- and state-building goals as prerequisites for development without which “no MDG [Millenium Development Goals] will be met”, said Marcus Manuel, director of the Budget Strengthening Initiative at the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI), one of the architects of the New Deal.

The goals include legitimate politics, security, justice, economic foundations and revenues and services. “If you don’t sort them [these criteria] out, no matter how many schools you build, if you haven’t figured out the payroll, you won’t be able to move forward,” Manuel told IRIN.

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Britain to double aid to Middle East NGOs

Britain to double aid to Middle East NGOs | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Britain plans to double the amount of aid it gives to NGOs in the Middle East, according to a report in state-run Al-Ahram newspaper.

 

The country has spent about LE50 million to fund 47 projects in nine Middle Eastern countries, including Egypt and Tunisia, the paper said, citing information from the British Foreign Ministry.

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Towards A Radical New Approach To Development Aid

Towards A Radical New Approach To Development Aid | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Development aid is in need of a major overhaul. This must include a better assessment of the priorities in specific developing countries: governance reforms designed to achieve a fairer distribution of income or economic reforms to increase growth. This is one of the important research conclusions reached by Rutger van den Noort, who will be awarded a PhD for his work on this subject on Thursday, 22 December at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, the Netherlands)...

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IDB, Germany to continue to offer development aid to Yemen

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed al-Sa’adi held Wednesday two separate meetings with each of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Secretary and German ambassador to Yemen...

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Une campagne d’austérité majeure pour les Nations Unies

Une campagne d’austérité majeure pour les Nations Unies | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Des pays membres des Nations Unies ont décidé de réduire le budget consacré à l’organe international pour 2012-2013 tandis que les pays en développement ont insisté sur le fait que l’aide octroyée devait être maintenue.

 

Le budget pour 2010-2011 était fixé à 5,41 milliards de dollars américains, celui prévu pour les deux prochaines années atteindra les 5,15 milliards de dollars.

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Haiti slow to recover from 2010 earthquake

It's two years since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake leveled Haiti's capital, leaving more than 300,000 dead and many more injured and homeless.

 

Despite a huge injection of development aid, including SFr60 million from Swiss relief organisations channeled through the Swiss Solidarity foundation, progress in rebuilding the Caribbean country has been slow and many victims are still living in tent cities.

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Articulating my discomfort with Cash on Delivery (COD) aid

Articulating my discomfort with Cash on Delivery (COD) aid | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

There are a lot of positive things to say about CGD’s innovative Cash on Delivery (COD) aid concept...

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Un programme d'appui au développement

Un programme d'appui au développement | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
L’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) a lancé un nouveau programme destiné aux pays francophones en développement (PROFADEL).
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Gays hopeful that Clinton foreign aid policy will boost LGBT protections in the Philippines

Gays hopeful that Clinton foreign aid policy will boost LGBT protections in the Philippines | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Filipino human rights groups are calling on the administration of President Benigno Aquino III to sit up and take notice of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s policy statement delivered this month before the United Nations Human Rights Council tying foreign aid to the respect of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in countries that receive development aid from the US.

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Israeli Development Aid: Small Lights Make a Mighty Illumination

I recently flew to Haiti to inspect AJC-supported projects run by IsraAID, the Israeli Forum for International Humanitarian Aid, and Tevel B’tzedek an Israel-based non-profit organization that promotes social and environmental justice...

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US Congress frees up $40 million for Palestinians - AFP

US Congress frees up $40 million for Palestinians - AFP | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The US State Department said Congress has released $40 million in aid to the Palestinians, part of the nearly $200 million that was frozen over their bid for full UN recognition.

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Ildiko Heim » DP 2: Aid or not to Aid … toward development

Ildiko Heim » DP 2: Aid or not to Aid … toward development | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

In many of us may arise the question: what if we just stopped aid, given that aid has so many negative attributions and effects or rather limit it to humanitarian relief.

 

As Riddell (1) says that all acknowledge that the prime purpose of aid is to contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction, still their decisions continue to be influenced by short-term political considerations and ...

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Busan High-Level Forum: From Dead Aid to Better Development? - Council on Foreign Relations

Busan High-Level Forum: From Dead Aid to Better Development? - Council on Foreign Relations | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Development specialist Sohn Hyuk-sang analyzes the Busan-High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, arguing a new future for poverty reduction.

 

"Overall, how would one evaluate the final outcome of the Busan HLF? While expectations of a binding agreement were dashed, a new development cooperation framework (e.g., south-south and triangular cooperation) that consists of an inclusive partnership with emerging donors and private sectors was established. Thus, the Busan HLF provided momentum for a major shift in the discourse on aid effectiveness..."

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Benchmarking Against Progress: An Assessment of Australia's Aid Effectiveness

Benchmarking Against Progress: An Assessment of Australia's Aid Effectiveness | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Laurence Chandy analyzes the effectiveness of Australia's aid program, focusing on how it compares with international best practices, and provides recommendations on how Australia can deliver aid in fragile states.
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The open data revolution comes to aid

The open data revolution comes to aid | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The challenge is to provide information to people at country level. Our existing aid information systems are mainly designed to enable donors to share information with each other, not to meet the needs of people in developing countries.

But the information needs at country level are hugely diverse, both between and within developing countries. Here’s the technical bit: the way to serve all these different needs for information without massive duplication and bureaucracy is to separate the data from the interface.....


Via Rafael Monterde Díaz
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