“Too often, donors’ decisions are driven more by our own political interests or our policy preferences than by our partners’ needs.”
Working Paper: Is Anyone Listening? Does US Foreign Assistance Target People’s Top Priorities?Wonkcast: Is Anyone Listening? US Foreign Aid (Mis)Alignment
These charged words did not come from an energetic NGO arguing for major changes to US development policy. They were delivered by then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to a high-level gathering of development officials in late 2011. Whether she realized it or not, they also gave voice to the seeming disconnect between what ordinary Africans raise as their most pressing problems and where the US government is focusing its scarce development dollars.
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Let's Embrace Economic Diplomacy for Sustainable Development AllAfrica.com SOME few days ago, Tanzania hosted a group of businessmen from Belgium, Greece and Italy (BELGREITA) who came to look for business and investment opportunities and learn...
Do you think eradicating poverty around the world is important? The European Commission has undertaken a survey to gauge attitudes within the 500-million-strong (What Europeans think about #DevelopmentAid?
The European Union is planning to roll out a series of “flagship” initiatives in the coming years to tackle cross-cutting global development challenges. Funding for smaller, less sustainable projects may decrease as a result, officials tell Devex in an exclusive look at the ongoing negotiations.
An initial set of flagships is expected to be finalized sometime next year by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Development Cooperation in consultation with members of the European Parliament and other EU departments. Implementation will fall under the regional bloc’s new financial framework, which was finalized last week and spans the years 2014 to 2020.
Until now, information has been fragmented and difficult to find for those who really need it. A new online platform to share knowledge and build innovative solutions could change all that
Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, and Africa is the most vulnerable continent to its impact. A crucial determinant of the continent's future is how well adaptation strategies are developed and implemented throughout the region. Adaptation is knowledge intensive, and there is an urgent need for improved access to relevant and usable knowledge to support new initiatives.
At a recent book launch, I was on a panel on which we were asked whether we can show that aid is a good use of public money, if the problems it aims to tackle are complex. I replied with a half-remembered statistic, which (now that I have had a chance to look at the numbers) turns out to have been right. It was this:
If you add up all the aid that all OECD countries have given since they started counting it in 1960, and then assume that the only thing that this aid has achieved was the eradication of smallpox, then the whole thing would still be a bargain, costing less than half what the UK National Health Service spends on average to save a life.
Since August, Cordaid has been using board games - Urban Collaboration Game and Urban Planning Game - as tools to stimulate collaboration between local government, communities and private companies in participatory urban planning.
South-South Cooperation in Aid, Trade and FDI? AllAfrica.com Large countries of the South (Brazil, China, India) have expanded their 'development cooperation' programmes in poorer countries in a range of areas from agriculture to health policy.
Sur le blog de la CTB, Nicolas Widmer explique pourquoi les communes construisent plus vite qu’un ministère. Qu'attendons-nous pour reconnaître les communes comme des maîtres d'ouvrages à part entière ?
A l’occasion de l’édition 2013 des JED, le Ministre belge de la Coopération au Développement, Jean-Pascal Labille, a pris part, ce mercredi, à un portant sur la croissance inclusive.
Au cours de cette discussion, Jean-Pascal Labille a plaidé en faveur d'une "couverture sociale universelle" à mettre en œuvre dans le cadre de la future stratégie mondiale du développement pour l’après 2015, date où arrivent à échéance les Objectifs du Millénaire fixés par la communauté internationale en 2000.