Contents with tag: aid

22 Jun 2017
USAID in Mindanao: The Other Side of the US COIN

Examining the case of USAID in Mindanao, southern Philippines, and how development could be subsumed to military objectives at the expense of addressing roots of armed conflict.

24 Nov 2015
Multinationals in West Africa: massive fraud and environmental degradation

In West Africa, tax evasions by multinational corporations are costing billions in local currencies to ECOWAS countries. According to several estimates they exceed international development assistance. So these losses affect government budgets and public spending on basic social services. This, in turn, affects poor and low income families.

23 May 2017
Pushing the Boundaries of Official Development Assistance: Challenges and Opportunities

This event will seek to provide a forum for all actors to engage and contribute to the modernisation of ODA with a particular focus on blended finance.

28 Oct 2016
How USAID influences PH national policy: Technical aid to advance US interests

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) exerts a surprising amount of influence over Philippine policymaking process through technical assistance.

9 Dec 2014
Appeal for aid to the Hagupit-ravaged areas in the Philippines

As we have done in the face of Haiyan’s destruction last year, IBON International again calls on our global partners, networks, civil society groups, and friends to raise the necessary funds and resources to be delivered to the most disaster-affected areas, towards their urgent relief and rehabilitation.

21 Jul 2014
Open letter on the current Gaza crisis

An open letter dated July 17, 2014 has been drafted by several global civil society formations and representatives based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), expressing sympathy with the people of Gaza and the rest of the Palestinian people, condemning the unjustified attacks by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on defenseless civilian communities, and calling on the United Nations and its human rights agencies to take urgent steps to safeguard the Gaza communities and uphold its people’s basic human rights and welfare.

9 Oct 2013
‘Agenda for Change’: Whose agenda? Change for whom?

The Agenda For Change, first unveiled in 2011 and approved in May 2012, will determine European Union (EU)’s development policy in the coming years. It is an attempt to improve EU poverty reduction efforts by making its development assistance “more strategic, targeted and results-oriented”.“Impact” has become a buzzword among European development officials but issues that plague European development cooperation over the years call to question whether or not the new overseas aid policy can indeed bring about real transformation in the lives of the poor in Asia & the Pacific.

29 Nov 2011
Food sov, aid effectiveness activities in full swing in Nepal, India, Uganda

The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), in partnership with IBON International’s Reality of Aid Network (RoA), Better Aid and partner civil society organizations (CSOs), went full swing in the conduct of trainings on food sovereignty and consultations on aid effectiveness in Agriculture and Rural development (ARD) in Nepal, India and Uganda in September.

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