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Tackling poor governance — where to begin? | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice

Tackling poor governance — where to begin? | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

People's ability to claim their rights is hampered by poorly governed or weak institutions. On the UN's Human Rights Day, we're launching a new tool to help practitioners to plan programmes that put governance considerations at their core. The Right to be Heard Framework: Learning Companion is intended to support Oxfam staff and partners in choosing where and how to build programmes that directly or indirectly address issues of governance.

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La Belgique prive le Rwanda de 40 millions d’euros

La Belgique prive le Rwanda de 40 millions d’euros | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Pour Alexander De Croo, ministre de la Coopération, les conditions n’ont pas été respectées.
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Aid reform: southern voices excluded from crucial discussions

Aid reform: southern voices excluded from crucial discussions | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Developing countries have been left out of talks on ODA reform but their voices are crucial to the debate, write Niels Keijzer and Adam Moe Fejerskov
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The world's problems make a lot more sense if you think of it as a giant failed state by Owen Barder

Thinking of the world as a failed state is a really useful way to understand global problems. Here's why.
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11 ways public and private can work together to improve healthcare

11 ways public and private can work together to improve healthcare | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
How can governments, NGOs and corporations collaborate to deliver healthcare in developing countries? Our panel share their views
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Aide au développement: innovation ou extinction?

Aide au développement: innovation ou extinction? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Le rôle de l'Etat dans l'aide au développement doit être revu. Pour ne pas camper dans la seule posture du pourvoyeur d'une manne financière qui s'épuise, il faut s'impliquer politiquement, afin d'aider les pays en développement à lutter contre la corruption et à améliorer l'efficacité de leur système fiscal. Promouvoir la lutte contre les paradis fiscaux contribue aussi au développement des pays du Sud.

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Citizens are Key in the Fight Against Corruption

Citizens are Key in the Fight Against Corruption | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Corruption is a frequently used word. But what is the exact definition of corruption? Is it the abuse of office or is it the absence of laws penalizing and preventing it? Does it mean a lack of enforcement of laws or the absence of justice altogether?
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Halving of malaria deaths celebrated

Halving of malaria deaths celebrated | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Global efforts over the past decade have halved the number of people dying from malaria - a tremendous achievement, says the World Health Organization.
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Genetic diversity of Africa revealed

Genetic diversity of Africa revealed | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Scientists have completed a comprehensive study of genetic diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The African Genome Variation Project analysed the DNA of 1,800 people living across the continent.

The data is helping scientists to understand how susceptibility to disease varies across the region and has provided more insight into how populations have moved within Africa.

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How corrupt is your country?

How corrupt is your country? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Transparency International’s 2014 global corruption ranking is out! 175 countries. 175 scores. Find out who tops the list, and hit share to spread the word.
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How Can a Post-2015 Agreement Drive Real Change?

How Can a Post-2015 Agreement Drive Real Change? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
What are the lessons of the Millennium Development Goals process to date? What has been their impact on aid and national government decision making? This paper seeks to inform the post-2015 debate by examining these questions. It argues that leverage over national
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Maximiser l’impact socio-économique des programmes infrastructures | BTC

Maximiser l’impact socio-économique des programmes infrastructures | BTC | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

La méthode HIMO, qui consiste à employer un maximum de main d'œuvre locale pour réaliser des travaux d'infrastructures, est devenue une stratégie de choix en jouant le rôle de protection sociale, lorsqu'elle est conçue explicitement comme mécanisme de renforcement des revenus des plus pauvres.

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Onderwijs beste bescherming tegen klimaatverandering

Onderwijs beste bescherming tegen klimaatverandering | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Op zijn minst een deel van de negatieve gevolgen van de klimaatverandering vallen niet meer te vermijden, zeggen veel wetenschappers. Maar hoe gaat een samenleving zich daar dan tegen beschermen?
Er bestaan uiteenlopende strategieën.
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Le sommet sur le climat aboutit péniblement à un accord

Le sommet sur le climat aboutit péniblement à un accord | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Faute de consensus entre pays riches et pauvres, les 195 participants à la conférence de l'ONU au Pérou se sont entendus sur un texte à la portée limitée.
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Boko Haram : le Niger appelle à l'aide face à l'afflux de réfugiés

Boko Haram : le Niger appelle à l'aide face à l'afflux de réfugiés | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

 

Le Niger a appelé vendredi à "la solidarité nationale et internationale" en vue d'éviter un "drame humanitaire" causé par l'afflux sur son sol de réfugiés du Nigeria fuyant les attaques meurtrières des islamistes de Boko Haram et la répression de l'armée.
 
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La santé au centre du nouveau Glo.be

La santé au centre du nouveau Glo.be | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Le nouveau numéro de Glo.be, le magazine de la Coopération belge, vient de paraître. Cette édition souligne le rôle de pionnier de la Belgique en matière de santé et montre l'importance de soins de santé de qualité dans le Sud pour toute l'humanité. L'épidémie Ebola en est un signal d’alarme.
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Dans les pays fragiles, la priorité doit être le renforcement de l’Etat

Dans les pays fragiles, la priorité doit être le renforcement de l’Etat | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Comment doit-on aborder un processus de paix ? Comment devrait agir un bailleur de fond dans les contextes de crise ? Comment renforcer l’Etat ? Erik Solheim, président du Comité d’Aide au Développement de l’OCDE vous répond !
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Migration clandestine : la Méditerranée, "route la plus mortelle du monde" en 2014

Migration clandestine : la Méditerranée, "route la plus mortelle du monde" en 2014 | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
En 2014, 3 419 migrants en quête d’un avenir meilleur ont perdu la vie en tentant de traverser la Méditerranée, selon un rapport rendu public mercredi par le Haut-Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés.
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La Belgique va verser 50 millions d’euros pour le climat

La Belgique va verser 50 millions d’euros pour le climat | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Le ministre de la Coopération au développement, Alexander De Croo, annonce une contribution de 50 millions au fonds vert pour le climat des Nations Unies.
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How the Other Half Farms: Important new book on Gender in Agriculture

How the Other Half Farms: Important new book on Gender in Agriculture | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Trying to explain why half of the world’s farmers are systematically underperforming can be elusive. However, the recently published “Gender in Agriculture. Closing the knowledge gap” by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has just done that. The book is a series of background studies commissioned for The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11  with specific focus on gender knowledge gaps, which happen to be many and which run deep.

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Aid naysayers lack logic and compassion

Aid naysayers lack logic and compassion | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Jonathan Glennie: If aid reduces poverty, poor countries becoming a little richer won’t change that – so of course British MPs should vote in favour of a 0.7% of GDP aid target
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Ireland focusing its development aid on neediest countries

Ireland focusing its development aid on neediest countries | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Data and research on development including official development assistance (ODA), aid architecture and effectiveness, conflict, fragility, evaluation, gender, governance and poverty., Ireland is one of the best performing donors when it comes to directing its development aid to the world’s neediest countries, according to a new OECD report.
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Roads, needles, mines: what is your government signing on your behalf? | Charles Kenny

Roads, needles, mines: what is your government signing on your behalf? | Charles Kenny | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Charles Kenny: Transparent and open deals between governments and the private sector could build trust with citizens, and mean better value for money
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Development success depends on national ownership

Development success depends on national ownership | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

In the rich world, many people are upset about the fact that some 800 million people suffer hunger according to the UN. Not all, but some read this as decades of official development assistance (ODA) having failed, and some of them would selfishly like to see their government spend less on ODA.

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