Monthly Archives: February 2011

Weeekly Round-up: MDGs

If you haven’t had enough about the MDGs, here are some more articles: The Economist has an entire series of articles on the MDGs, complete with readers’ letters. If you want to see how a other actors (i.e. beyond bi- … Continue reading

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Weekly round-up

The rise of “southern” aid is a fairly hot topic, see for example the Guardian on the limited to negative impact on the poor of Chinese involvement in Latin America (thanks, Jakub and Julia) or on the South African aid … Continue reading

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Post-class links – From the Washington Consensus to the End of Poverty

Here is the link to the movie from which we saw a clip yesterday, “The End of Poverty?“. Not to be confused with Jeffrey Sach’s book, “The End of Poverty” (with a foreword by Bono), one of the most discussed … Continue reading

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Round-up of the week

Here are a couple of interesting links on a variety of topics that you could/ should check out: Some concise answers to the impossible questions of development and aid, such as “is it realistic to expect that poverty can one … Continue reading

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Aid coordination in Haiti

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/01/AR2011020102030.html Relates to our discussion on the architecture of aid, government corruption, and effective crisis management.

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Illicit financial flows vs. aid flows

This didn’t make it into the readings for today, but it is an important point to remember: “Every year developing countries are losing ten times the amount of Official Development Assistance (ODA) remitted for poverty alleviation and economic development,” said … Continue reading

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South-south cooperation – terminological warning

This XKCD comic is the best warning about taking south-south cooperation too literally.

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