South China Sea: Why Korea is silent, and why that's a good thing
Russia's nuclear doctrine takes an alarming step backwards
The big lesson from the Greece fiasco: Don't let the IMF meddle
The lexicon of Islamist terrorism
Religion over rights in Indonesian marriage law
Southeast Asia links: Najib corruption claims, ASEAN trafficking,Thai insurgency and more
How the Chinese media covered the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
China’s moves to win friends and influence people in Myanmar
Digital diplomacy links: LGBTI blitz, Germany's Bollywood hit, DFAT blog and more
Rajapaksa returns to test Sri Lanka's democracy
What if Beijing and Washington understood each other perfectly...but still clashed?
Julie Bishop talks soft power at the Lowy Institute, but where was digital diplomacy?
The stories we never hear from Papua
Don't blame Obama for ISIS
China's worldview, in six parts
South China Sea: Washington says one thing but Beijing hears another
Putin's pivot: The Russians are coming to Asia
Was India's special-forces raid into Myanmar a signal to China and Pakistan?
Al Jazeera poll shows alarming levels of support for ISIS
Shangri La Dialogue: Ash Carter strikes determined, reasonable tone
The Chaser: Why people vote Green
Why The Greens might not change
Aid & development linkage
25 August 2010 12:57PM
Pakistan floods: the BBC
who is assisting Pakistan and with how much. Another analyst
that Pakistan needs much more than international support.
whether to cut aid payments to corrupt regimes, including Sierra Leone. The article reveals that Britain's new coalition government sees aid agency DFID as being at the 'centre of national security'.
UK think tank Chatham House
the UK Government to the potential dangers of implementing a cash-on-delivery (COD) aid framework. COD, previously discussed
, ties aid payments to proven outcomes.
warns such a system could weaken aid programs that are delivering real results by strengthening public services.
Sony, UNDP and Japan's aid agency, JICA, teamed up to give communities in Ghana and Cameroon access to watch the recent Soccer World Cup. Free HIV testing, counseling and HIV/AIDS education was offered at the same time.
This short video
explains the project.
This Wall Street Journal article
, then a
follow-up blog post
, has forced a number of NGOs, including World Vision and Mercy Corps, to respond to mounting pressure on the issue of transparency. Follow the trail of debate from
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