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South Bulletin: Reflections and Foresights

South Centre, September 2008

This Issue of the South Bulletin reflects upon the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness that took place in Accra, Ghana from 2-4 September and prepares its readers for the upcoming Monterrey review conference on Financing for Development that takes place in Doha, Qatar in end-November.
On its editorial article Yash Tandon reflects upon the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness that took place in Accra from 2-4 September 2008 - the follow-up and evaluation of the Paris Declaration. He states that the present chaotic situation of the aid industry is a better option for the poor countries than the anticipated order of the AAA, while the best option is to get out of aid dependence.
Analysis and commentaries appearing in the Bulletin, include on Enhanced Financial Mechanism for UNFCCC: The G77 Proposal; Financing for Development from Monterrey to Doha; Keeping Developing Countries Hooked on the Aid Drug; Food Crisis in India; and Let us not Build the EPA in the Graveyard of Regionalism.

Reflexiones sobre la Cooperación Internacional


El presente artículo hace una revisión de la cooperación internacional haciendo referencia a la calidad, cantidad y modalidad de la ayuda extranjera. El artículo enfatiza que aunque se han dado algunos pasos, todavía la cantidad y la calidad de la ayuda están muy lejos de ser suficientes para alcanzar los ODM y otras metas sociales y de desarrollo. Asimismo, la ayuda para el desarrollo se ha estado dando principalmente en forma de alivio de deuda y no como una transferencia de recursos frescos.

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