The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional organisation consisting of 15 Southern African states with the objective of realising ambitious regional integration plans. The Federal Republic of Germany has been supporting the SADC integration agenda since 1985 through technical cooperation and since 1995 also through financial cooperation....
The Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD) announced the approval Tuesday of $8.1 million in funding for nine joint projects between Israeli and American companies in biofuels, health-care IT, e-learning and other fields.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon celebrated the increasing role of South-South cooperation in furthering equality between countries while also encouraging emerging economies "to step up their engagement and become greater providers".
The overall aim of DIHAD is to contribute to the further enhancement of technically sound and principled international humanitarian and development assistance. In keeping with Dubai’s strategic location between ‘East’ and ‘West’, its energetic entrepreneurial climate and diverse international character, DIHAD further endeavors to build bridges between various actors and countries from around the globe engaged in addressing needs of those affected by crises, disasters or the adverse effects of under-development. In addition, DIHAD strives to provide a platform where assistance providers can interface with relevant actors from the corporate and governmental sectors with a view to creating meaningful synergies in support of those in need. DIHAD aims to further evolve into a truly global event with a distinct yet appropriately-sized regional character.
Earlier this year, it was agreed that DFID would maintain its development cooperation programme in India at £ 280 million (Rs. 2250 crores) annually for the next four years until 2014-15. Both countries reiterated their ...
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.
German Ambassador to Serbia Wolfram Maas and Director of the EU Integration Office Milica Delevic today exchanged notes whereby Serbia will be granted an additional development aid amounting to EUR 110 million
A new ten-year strategic framework of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation endorsed at the Fourth GMS Summit here Tuesday will bring new vigor and vitality into the cooperation and development of the subregion.
The GMS Economic cooperation program was started from 1992 by six countries sharing the Mekong River -- Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).....
The Albert Heijn Foundation is a shining example of what the present Dutch government wants to encourage: the business sector moving into development co-operation through generating sustainable trading partnerships. The hope is that making a profit can be a great incentive for projects.....
The Government's controversial decision to continue giving money to India, a nation that has more billionaires than the UK and an aid programme of its own, is directly linked to developing trade and investment opportunities.
Mr Mitchell said half of the money donated would go towards developing public private partnerships. The first of these was launched yesterday, with Mr Mitchell announcing a tie-up with the Industries Development Bank of India. The scheme, called Samridhi or prosperity, aims to help poor people gain access to financial services.
"On this Day, let us reaffirm the value of South-South cooperation. When countries, multilateral agencies and other partners work together throughout the South to pool know-how, exchange ideas and coordinate policies, they unleash a creative force that furthers our development efforts and helps us build the future we want."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the UN Day of South-South Cooperation 19 December 2011