Is Anzac Day a remembrance or a sedative?
How the EU inflamed the Ukraine conflict
China's economic march into Pakistan
Southeast Asia links: Leaked Thai constitution, Vietnam anniversary, Myanmar debate and more
Six ideas for rescuing Australian digital diplomacy
Burma: The return of the 'vigilantes'
All the way with KSA?
Pacific Island links: PNG budget and falling LNG prices, Bougainville mining, PACER plus and more
China and Japan find middle ground in Indonesia
NPT parties meet to review nuclear progress and challenges
Australia and UN peacekeeping: Time for a reset
How should a democracy fight terrorism?
Obama embarks on longest ever presidential India visit
Drugs and the death penalty in Southeast Asia
Social media is not electronic graffiti
Australia's Security Council presence will be missed
Why China's Silk Road initiative matters
No, the IMF did not cause the Ebola crisis
Hizbullah feeling the strain
China cyberspies target more than just F-35
Indonesia, Obama and diplomatic leverage
Iraq: Bagdhad's 1001 nights (well, almost)
Aid & development linkage
15 November 2010 12:45PM
It seems Obama impressed many on his recent visit to India; of particular interest was his
on global development and the importance of country ownership.
If you had $1 million to spend on tackling climate change, how would you get the best bang for your buck?
, the money would be best spent on a combination of family planning and girls' education in developing countries (thanks Kate Higgins).
New Zealand's Aid program has been going through some serious changes over the past two years; this
runs through some of the trends occurring in New Zealand's aid giving. New Zealand rates very well in the recently–released 2010
Commitment to Development Index
which ranks developed countries on how much they are helping developing countries, measured across seven categories: aid, trade, investment, migration, environment, security and technology. NZ ranks fifth behind the usual Scandinavian/Nordic front–runners, performing considerably better than Australia (13th), Canada (9th), the US (11th), the UK (16th), and Japan (21st).
UNICEF has released its mid-term review
on the Pacific Islands region. An interesting situational analysis of Pacific Children with Disabilities is included, as well as an important report on children and climate change in the region.
This is a gem. The World Bank and the OECD have
to make global data on aid funding more accessible and transparent. The
provides fast access to nicely–packaged information about the volume and structure of aid funding made available by donor countries. It offers the same information for aid beneficiary countries. The sections dedicated to 'civil society' and 'news media' need some attention, but the website has great potential to become a hub for those interested in accessing the most up–to–date development data.
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