Global Reports

The Changing Faces of Aid: Encouraging Global Justice or Buttressing Inequalities?


CONTENTS

Acknowledgments
Preface

Political Overview: The Changing Faces of Aid: Encouraging Global Justice or Buttressing Inequalities?
The Reality of Aid Network International Coordinating Committee

PART 1: Reports

CHAPTER 1: ODA and the Private Sector to role in achieving the SDGs

  • Development Finance Institutions: The (in)coherence of their investments in private healthcare companies by Benjamin M. Hunter, King’s College London; Anna Marriott, Oxfam GB
  • ODA and private sector resources to achieve the SDGs: The Ugandan case by Juliet Akello, Uganda Debt Network
  • The Shortcoming of Blended Financing in Development Cooperation within the Energy Sector in Cameroon: Show-casing the Dibamba Thermal Power Project by Charles Linjap, Investment Watch
  • International Finance Institutions: A focus on the private sector in North East India’s development challenges
    by Jiten Yumnam, Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur
  • The World Bank in Africa: An analysis of World Bank aid and programmes in Africa and their impact by Nahashon Gulali, ITRD Consulting Group and the Lending for Education in Africa Partnership Programme

CHAPTER 2: ODA, Security, Migration and Options for Development

  • Rising Militarism: Implications for Development Aid and Cooperation in Asia Pacific by The Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific
  • Aiding Militarization: Role of South Korea’s ODA in “Peacekeeping” Activities in Asia by Youngah Lee, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy – South Korea
  • Militarization of Palestinian Aid by Nora Lester Murad and Alaa Tartir, Aid Watch Palestine
  • Development Cooperation, Militarism and Conflict in the Contiguous Areas of Bangladesh, North East India and Myanmar by Jiten Yumnam, Center for Research and Advocacy Manipur
  • Development Ground Zero: Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar by Council for People’s Development and Governance
  • Migration and Integrity of ODA as a Resource in Sub-Saharan Africa by David Ugolor and Leo Atakpu, ANEEJ

CHAPTER 3: ODA and responding to the acute challenges of climate change

  • The Need for A Climate-related Official Development Assistance (CODA) Framework
    to Improve Climate Finance Status Quo by S. Jahangir Hasan Masum, Coastal Development Partnership, Bangladesh
  • Off the tracks: Lack of climate finance could derail developing world’s ability to adapt to changing climate by Jon Sward, Bretton Woods Project
  • EU Should reconsider its approach to climate finance by Mattias Söderberg, Dan Church Aid

CHAPTER 4: Global Aid Trends, BRICS Reports, OECD Reports

Global Aid Trends in the Reality of Aid 2018: Growing diversions of ODA and a diminished resource for the SDGs

  • BRICS Reports
  1. Measuring Brazilian South-South cooperation through a participatory approach by Luara Lopes and Juliana Costa, ASUL – South-South Cooperation Research and Policy Center
  2. One step forward, two steps back: Brazil’s impact in aid and international cooperation by Ana Cernov, Human Rights Activist and Independent Consultant, Brazil
  3. The Case of China’s Development Co-operation in Infrastructural Development in
    Angola and Kenya by Vitalice Meja, Reality of Aid Africa
  • OECD Reports
  1. More with less by Griet Ysewyn, Lien Vandamme, Emma Bossuyt, 11.11.11; Antoinette Van Haute, CNCD-11.11.11
  2. Challenged by Ambition by Gavin Charles and Fraser Reilly-King, Canadian Council for International Co-operation
  3. The modernisation of European development cooperation: leaving no one behind? by Alexandra Rosen, CONCORD Europe
  4. Will Emmanuel Macron Make French Aid Great Again? by Michael Siegel, Oxfam France
  5. Germany’s Engagement in Development: Struggling with ODA, migration and security interests at the European level by Dr. Martina Fischer, Bread for the World
  6. Development cooperation to the test in a new political reality by Luca de Fraia, Action Aid Italy
  7. Emphasizing SDGs but Increased Instrumentalisation Under the New Development Cooperation Charter by Akio Takayanagi, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation
  8. A mixed message on ODA by Daniela Rosche, Oxfam Novib
  9. What next for the long-standing champion of high aid levels? by Irene Dotterud-Flaa, Save the Children Norway
  10. Decreasing ODA funds, increasingly spent on migration and public-private partnerships by Eva Schmassmann and Jürg Staudenmann, Alliance Sud
  11. “Aid in the national interest” – in the interest of the poorest? by Mike Green, Bond
  12. The challenges and opportunities of US Foreign Assistance under Trump by Tariq Ahmad, Marc Cohen, Nathan Coplin, Aria Grabowski, Oxfam America

PART 2: Articles in the 2018 Report

PART 3: RoA Members Directory

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Reality of Aid Report 2018

Technical Cooperation as an Aid Modality: Demand-led or Donor-driven?


CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Preface

PART 1: Reports

  • Political Overview: Undermining Democratic Country Ownership: Embedding northern development agendas through technical cooperation? by The Reality of Aid Network International Coordinating Committee

CHAPTER 1: The role of technical assistance in bilateral donors’ and multilateral institutions’ aid

  • Donor priorities for technical cooperation, drivers and implications of tied aid by Juliet Akello, Uganda Debt Network
  • International financial institutions and issues in technical assistance in Manipur and North East India by Jiten Yumnam, Centre for Research and Advocacy Manipur
  • Tax Inspectors Without Borders by Hernan Cortes and Tove Maria Ryding, European Network on Debt and Development
  • Technical assistance to the Kyrgyz Republic, 2016 by Chinara Aitbayeva, Nash Vek PF

CHAPTER 2: Technical cooperation for infrastructure development

  • Questioning the effectiveness of technical cooperation in Bangladesh by Ahmed Swapan Mahmud and Farjana Akter, Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment
  • Technical assistance of multi-lateral donors in the water sector in Sri Lanka: A recipe for privatization? by Sajeewa Chamikara, Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform
  • Technical, yes — but what kind of assistance?: USAID COMPETE’s PPP promotion in the Philippines by Bryan Ziadie, IBON International

CHAPTER 3: South-South experience in technical cooperation 

  • Horizontal South-South bilateral cooperation experiences: Good practices in Argentina and Paraguay by Karina Cáceres, Fundación SES
  • People4Change: People to people South-South cooperation by Lea Sofia Simonsen, ActionAid Denmark
  • Triangular cooperation among civil society organizations in South America: Institutional strengthening in Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia by Alejandra Solla, Fundación SES Argentina; Rolando Kandel, Fundación SES; Ancelin Gautier, Fundación SES France

CHAPTER 4: Global Aid Trends, BRICS Reports, and OECD Reports 

  • Global Aid Trends 2016 Financing 2030 Agenda: Where are the resources? by Brian Tomlinson, AidWatch Canada
  • BRICS Reports
    1. South-South experience in technical cooperation in India by Jyotsna Mohan, Voluntary Action Network India
    2. Donor priorities for technical cooperation and tied aid by Rutendo Hadebe, University of Cape Town
  • OECD Reports 
    1. European Union by Zuzana Sladkova, Concord Europe
    2. Australia’s ‘New Aid Paradigm’: Beyond ODA? by James Goodman, AidWatch Australia and University of Technology Sydney; Matt Hilton, AidWatch Australia
    3. Canada: Continuity with change? by Fraser Reilly-King, Canadian Council for International Co-operation
    4. Dramatic aid cuts and increased spending on refugees in Denmark by Kira Boe, Global Focus – Danish CSOs for Development Cooperation
    5. Development cooperation shores up efforts to rebuild Italy’s global profile by Luca De Fraia, ActionAid Italy
    6. Japan: Recent trends in aid policy and technical cooperation by Akio Takayanagi, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation
    7. Republic of Korea: A new model for rural development?: Limits and problems of Saemaul Undong (SMU) ODA by Mihyeon Lee, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy
    8. Aid 2.0? A new strategy for UK aid by Amy Dodd, UK Aid Network
    9. The state of US foreign assistance by Alicia Phillips Mandaville and Christina Hoenow, InterAction

PART 2: Glossary of Aid Terms

PART 3: RoA Members Directory

 

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Abridged RoA Report 2016

Rethinking Partnerships in a Post-2015 World: Towards Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable Development


CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Preface

PART 1: Reports 

  • Political Overview: A New Global Partnership for Ending Poverty and Inequality by The Reality of Aid Network International Coordinating Committee

CHAPTER 1: Principles and practices of partnerships

 CHAPTER 2: A changing aid and finance architecture and development partnerships 

CHAPTER 3: Defining the post-2015 world: What roles for inclusive rights-based partnerships? 

CHAPTER 4: Global Aid Trends, BRICS Reports and OECD Reports

  • OECD Reports
  1. Australia Economic growth the panacea for poverty by Thulsi Narayanasamy and Claire Parfitt, AID/WATCH Australia
  2. Belgium Qualitative reforms, despite declining aid expenses by Bart Tierens, Wiske Jult, Thijs Van Laer, Jan van de PoeI, 11.11.11- The Coalition of Flemish North South Movement
  3. Canada Big changes and challenges, with new partnerships ahead of 2015 by Fraser Reilly-King, Canadian Council for International Co-operation
  4. Denmark New legal framework in Denmark- and a focus on fighting tax-evasion by Hannah Brejnholt Tranberg, ActionAid Denmark; Lars Koch, Ibis; Mathias Ljørring and Kira Boe, Global Focus
  5. Finland Development policy towards 2015: downhill ODA by Pauliina Saares, Kepa
  6. France A law,but still no changes in France’s international development and solidarity policy by Gautier Centlivre, Coordination SUD
  7. Italy Overhauling its development cooperation system in search for a fresh start by Luca De Fraia, ActionAid Italy
  8. Japan Japan’s Ongoing Revision of the “ODA Charter”: CSOs Opposing Securitization of ODA by Akio Takayanagi, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation 
  9. The Netherlands Development aid and new partnerships by Youssef Rahman, Oxfam Novib
  10. New Zealand Aotearoa New Zealand: Public-Private Partnerships and Aid by Stacey Hitchcock and Adele Broadbent, Council for International Development
  11. United Kingdom A new vision for development? by Amy Dodd, UK Aid Network

PART 2: Glossary of Aid Terms 

PART 3: RoA Members Directory 

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Reality of Aid Report 2014

Aid and the Private Sector: Catalysing Poverty Reduction and Development?


CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Preface

PART 1: Reports

  • Political Overview: Aid and the Private Sector: A Catalyst for Poverty Reduction? by The Reality of Aid International Coordinating Committee

CHAPTER 1: Public Development and the Private Sector

  • Investing in the “business” of development – Donor approaches to engaging the private sector by Shannon Kindornay, The North-South Institute and Fraser Reilly – King, Canadian Council for International Co-operation
  • Private profit for public good? Can investing in private companies deliver for the poor? by Joroen Kwakkenbos, EURODAD
  • Aid for the Latin America Investment Facility: Clarity on private sector and focus towards SMEs by Toni Sandell, APRODEV and Gustavo Hernandez, ALOP

CHAPTER 2: Frameworks to Enable Positive Development Practice

  • Development Assistance and Private Sector in Mexico by Laura Becerra Pozos and Oscar Pineda Tellez, Deca Equipo Pueblo/ALOP
  • Australia’s Mining for Development Initiative: Blurring the Boundaries Between Private Profit and Public Development by Claire Parlift, Gareth Bryant and Liz Barrett, AID/WATCH
  • Private Sector in Development: The invisible return of the invisible hand by Jan Dereymaeker, International Trade Union Confederation 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in Peru: An analysis from Non Government Organizations by Eduardo Toche, Centro de Estudios y Promocion del Desarrollo – DESCO

CHAPTER 3: Appraising Development Results

  • What’s in it for development? Assessing the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries’ (BIO) Development Outcomes by Jan Van de Poel, 11.11.11 – Coalition of Flemish North South Movement
  • Mass Transport and Development in the Philippines: Privatizing the rail transit system by Arnold Padilla, IBON Foundation
  • Private Sector in Development: Infrastructure challenges and opportunities for Africa by Fanwell Kenala Bokosi, PhD and Tauri Chiraerae, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development
  • Does private sector focus on real development in Bangladesh? by Ahmed Swapan Mahmud and Farjana Akter, VOICE

CHAPTER 4: Global Aid Trends, BRICS Reports and OECD Reports

  • Global Aid Trends: A Growing Donor Private Sector Orientation in Multistakeholder Aid Architecture by Brian Tomlinson, AidWatch Canada
  • BRICS Reports
    1. Emerging Brazilian cooperation: Reflection on its parameters and public-private bounderies by Vera Masagao, Abong (Brazilian NGO Platform), Bianca Suyama, and Luara Lopes, Artculacao, SUL (South-South Cooperation Research and Policy Centre)
    2. Aid and the Private Sector: A study in the context of India by Sagarika Chowdhary, Balendushekhar Mangalmurty and Anil K Singh, South Asian Network for Social and Agricultural Development (SANSAD)
  • OECD Reports
    1. Focus on Market-Driven Economic Development Undermines Aid Effectiveness by Liz Barett and Claire Parfitt, AID/WATCH
    2. New Perspective After Two Years of Standstill by Koen Detavernier, Jan Van de Poel & Garet Ysewyn, 11.11.11 – The Coalition of Flemish North South Movement
    3. A New Era for Canadian Aid – But is fighting Poverty in the Mix? by Fraser Reilly-King, Canadian Council for International Co-operation
    4. European Union Institutions by CONCORD AidWatch Europe
    5. Implementing consistent policies in the fight against poverty and inequality by Flore Tixier, Coordination SUD
    6. Transformation of the Finnish Development Policy: The private turn by Matti Ylonen, PhD Researcher, World Politics, University of Helsinki
    7. More private engagement – less poverty reduction? by Tobias Hauschild, Oxfram Germany, and Jana Rosenboom, German Association of Development NGOs 
    8. The struggle to arrest the decline in the Italian development cooperation by Damiano Sabuzi and Luca De Fraia, ActionAid Italy
    9. Japan’s Aid: A Real Kizuna? by Akio Tokayanagi, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation
    10. Infrastructure-Oriented ODA policy and increasing role of private sector in development cooperation by Yun Ji Young, ODA Watch and Mihyeon Lee, Peoples’ Solidarity for Participatory Democracy
    11. A proud deliverer of development aid with some concerns on policy coherence by Chris Dahm, Cercle de Cooperation des ONG de developpement
    12. Development aid and private sector by Sasja Bokkerink and Steffie Verstappen, Oxfam Novib
    13. Aotearoa New Zealand: Abrupt changes challenges CSOs by Anna Hamer-Adams & Perdam Pirnia, Council for International Development
    14. Improving transparency, challenges with emphasis on the private sector by Peter Sorbom, for Diakonia and Forum Syd
    15. Swiss Parliament finally agrees to increase ODA by Nina Schneider, Alliance Sud – Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations
    16. U.S. Foreign Assistance in 2012: Effectiveness, Ownership, and the Private Sector by William Merrow, InterAction

PART 2: Glossary of Aid Terms

PART 3: RoA Members Directory

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Aid and Development Effectiveness: Towards Human Rights, Social Justice and Democracy


CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Preface

PART 1: Reports

  • Political Overview: Towards Development Effectiveness
    The Reality of Aid Management Committee

CHAPTER 1: Human Rights, Justice, Gender Equality and Sustainability 

  • Introduction
  • Rights In Sight: Bringing Practical Meaning to Human Rights-Based Development in Australia
    Sarah Winter, Australian Council for International Development
  • Challenges in EU-Latin America Development Cooperation
    Alberto Croce, Foundation SES ? Argentina Latin American Network on Debt, Development and Human Rights
  • Women’s Rights and Development Effectiveness in Kyrgyzstan
    Nurgul Djanaeva, Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan
  • Australian REDD Aid to Indonesia – Ineffective and Unjust
    James Goodman, Aidwatch and Ellen Roberts, Friends of the Earth Australia
  • Aid in Fiji at a Time of Political Crisis
    Kevin J. Barr, Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy
  • Canada’s ODA Accountability Act: Legislating for Canadian ODA to Focus on International Human Rights Standards
    Brian Tomlinson, Canadian Council for International Cooperation

CHAPTER 2: Participatory Institutions of Democratic Ownership

  • Introduction
  • Development Aid: Is There Space for the Poor to Participate in Zambia?
    William Chilufya, Civil Society for Poverty Reduction
  • Paris In Bogotá: The Aid Effectiveness Agenda and Aid Relations in Colombia
    Rosemary McGee and Irma García Heredia, Asociation Latinoamericana de Organizaciones de Promotion al Desarollo, AC
  • Nicaragua: A Testing Ground for Aid Effectiveness Principles
    Toni Sandell, KEPA, the Service Centre for Development Cooperation
  • Good Governance for Development Effectiveness in India
    Anil K Singh, South Asian Network for Social and Agricultural Development
  • Positioning Environmental Equity at the Heart of Development Effectiveness
    Suranjan Kudithuwakku, Green Movement of Sri Lanka
  • Environmental and Social Impact of the San Roque Dam
    Arnold Padilla, IBON Foundation

CHAPTER 3: Aid Architecture in Support of Development Effectiveness

  • Introduction
  • The Potential Roles of African Union Mechanisms in Aid Accountability and Effectiveness
    Akongbowa Bramwell Amadasun, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development
  • The Reality of Aid Partnerships in Africa
    Edward Ssenyange, Uganda Debt Network
  • Development Effectiveness? EU Donor Division of Labour and Gender Equality in Southern Countries
    Lois Woestman, Women in Development Europe Network
  • Reforming Public Procurement Systems for Development Effectiveness
    Bodo Ellmers, European Network on Debt and Development

CHAPTER 4: Global Aid Trends and OECD Reports

  • Crisis Management: An Analysis of Global Aid Trends
    Brian Tomlinson, Reality of Aid Network Management Committee
  • Australia Meeting Commitments in Uncertain Times: The New Government’s Approach to Aid
    Australian Council for International Development
  • Belgium Wait and See: Initial Commitments to be Implemented?
    Ineke Adriaens, 11.11.11 ? Coalition of the Flemish North-South Movement
  • Canada Declining Aid Performance as Government Freezes ODA
    Brian Tomlinson, Canadian Council for International Cooperation
  • Denmark 
    Laust LethDiminishing Danish Aid? Gregersen, CONCORD-Danmark
  • European Commission Towards European Commission Development Effectiveness and Policy Coherence
    Louisa Vogiazides with Visa Tuominen and Hélène Debbari, Eurostep
  • Finland Finnish Development Cooperation: A Shift Towards More Donor-Driven Aid?
    Miia Toikka, KEPA
  • France France Failing to Meet Commitments
    Katia Herrgott, Coordination Sud
  • Germany German Aid: Off-Target
    Klaus Schilder, Terre des Hommes-Germany and Birgit Dederichs-Bain, Welthungerhilfe
  • Ireland New Effectiveness Policies, Less Aid to Spend
    Olive Towey, Concern Worldwide
  • Italy The Italian Paradox: New Aid Strategies, But Decreasing Public Investment
    Iacopo Viciani, ActionAid
  • Japan Japanese Aid: In Transition After a Long Decline
    Hayashi Akihito, Japan NGO Network for International Cooperation
  • Korea Korea Joins the Big League with a Donor-centric Approach
    Lee Tae Joo, ODA WATCH-Korea
  • Netherlands Dutch Aid: Risk of Cuts and Lower Priority to Health
    Esmé Berkhout and Sasja Bökkerink, Oxfam Novib
  • New Zealand The Reality of Aid in New Zealand, 2010
    Pedram Pirnia, New Zealand Council for International Development
  • Spain In the Champions League?: Spain and the Challenges of More Efficient Aid
    Deborah Itriago and Irene Milleiro, Intermón Oxfam
  • Sweden Sweden: A High Performer with Worrying Indications
    Peter Sörbom, for Diakonia and Forum Syd
  • Switzerland Increasing Swiss ODA: Yes, We Can’t
    Michèle Laubscher, Alliance Sud – Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations
  • United Kingdom Trends and Challenges for UK Aid
    Gideon Rabowitz, UK Aid Network
  • United States of America The Reality and Uncertainties of US Foreign Assistance Reform
    Kimberly Darter, InterAction

PART 2: Glossary of Aid Terms 

PART 3: ROA Members Directory

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Reality of Aid Report 2010

Aid Effectiveness: Democratic Ownership and Human Rights


CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

PART 1: Overview 

  • Introduction
    Antonio Tujan, Jr., Reality of Aid
  • Political Overview
    The Reality of Aid Management Committee

CHAPTER 1: Aid Relationships Have Not Changed 

  • Introduction
  • Aid is Power – The Challenge for CSOs and Democratic Ownership
    Don Marut, INFID
  • Aid Conditionality and Democratic Ownership
    Ahmed Swapan Mahmud, VOICE
  • Australian Aid to Papua New Guinea: Change Without Change
    Kate Wheen and Flint Duxfield, Aid/Watch
  • The Gilbel Gibe II Hydroelectrical Project- A Case of Super-Tied Aid
    Caterina Amicucci, CRBM
  • Women’s Empowerment and the New World of Microedit Evangelism
    Kavaljit Singh, PIRC
  • Democratic Ownership of Aid in the Philippines
    Sonny Africa, IBON Foundation

CHAPTER 2: The IFIs Have Significant Responsibility for the Lack of Change

  • Introduction
  • The Impact of IFI Conditionality on the Development Aid System
    Javier Pereira, EURODAD
  • Multilateral Aid and Conditionalities: The Case of Indonesia
    Don Marut, INFID
  • IFIs – The Major Barrier to Change in the Aid System
    Ahmed Swapan Mahmud, VOICE
  • The World Bank in Pakistan: See No Suffering, Hear No Cries, Speak No Truth
    Mustafa Talpur with A. Ercelan and M. Nauman, PILER
  • Democratic Ownership and Mutual Accountability to International Human Rights: A Reality Check of Nepal
    Gopal Siwakoti ‘Chintan’ with Rabin Subedi, NPI
  • European Commission: Providing the Kind of Budget Support that is Needed?
    Sasja Bökkerink, Oxfam International

CHAPTER 3: The Paris Declaration Does Not Go Far Enough

  • Introduction
  • Aid and the Rights-Based Approach in the Philippines
    Sonny Africa, IBON Foundation
  • Democratic Ownership and the Paris Declaration
    Thomas Hochgesang, CBM (formerly Christian Blind Mission)
  • Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (Abridged from the Original)
    Roberto Bissio, TWI and Social Watch
  • Barriers to Harmonization and Alignment : An African Perspective
    AFRODAD

CHAPTER 4: What is Needed for Aid Policies to Facilitate Development Outcomes for the Poorest Communities

  • Introduction
  • Pulling the Strings – How Donors’ Control of Aid Undermines Democratic Ownership and Accountability
    Elvira Groll, ActionAid UK
  • Accountability and Managing for Results: Accountability to Whom? Who Holds Whom Accountable?
    Ngo Sothath, NGO Forum on Cambodia
  • Managing for Results and Aid Effectiveness
    AFRODAD
  • National Democratic Appropriation in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Mauricio Gómez Lacayo
  • International Development Cooperation: A New Global Public Good
    Ruben Fenandez, Corporación Región and ALOP
  • Aid Effectiveness and Gender Equality
    Cecilia Alemany (AWID), Fernanda Hopenhaym (AWID), and Nerea Craviotto (WIDE)

CHAPTER 5: Global Aid Trends and OECD Reports

  • Global Aid Trends: World Aid Trends: Donors Distorting the Reality of Aid in 2008
    Brian Tomlinson, CCIC, Reality of Aid Management Committee
  • Germany: A Mixed Performance
    Peter Mucke, Terre des Hommes
  • UK: Delivery Falls Short of Progressive Policies
    Elvira Groll, Elena Chiarella and Sarah Mulley, UK Aid Network
  • Ireland: Bringing ODA to the Centre of Foreign Policy
    Olive Towey and Howard Dalzell, Concern
  • Netherlands: A New Commitment to International Co-operation
    Arjan El Fassed, Oxfam Novib
  • Austria: Aid Gap Leaves Questions Over Commitment
    Global Responsibility-Austrian, Platform for Development and Humanitarian Aid and Hilde Wipfel (KOO)
  • Belgium: The Changeability of Aid
    Els Hertogen, 11.11.11 – Coalition of the Flemish, North South Movement
  • Finland: Finnish Development Co-operation: Focus on Climate Change
    Matti Ylönen, KEPA (The Service Centre for Development Cooperation)
  • France: French Development Cooperation: Little Leadership to be Expected on the Fight Against Poverty
    Katia Herrgott and Florent Sebban, Coordination SUD
  • Italy: First Steps Towards ODA Reform After Years of Crisis
    Marco Zupi, CeSPI
  • Sweden: Sweden Claims 1% Aid Achievement
    Peter Sörbom, Forum Syd in collaboration with Penny Davies, Diakonia
  • Spain: Becoming a Major ODA Player
    Isabel Kreisler, Intermon Oxfam
  • Switzerland: 2008: A Pivotal Year for Development Co-operation
    Michèle Laubscher, Alliance Sud – Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations
  • Australia: A New Government Brings New Commitments
    Garth Luke and Pail O’Callaghan, ACFID
  • Canada: Overview: Unmet Promises and No Plans to Increase Canadian ODA
    Brian Tomlinson, CCIC
  • New Zealand: Good Intent Must Be Balanced with Financial Commitment
    Rae Julian, CID
  • USA: Targeting State ‘Transformation’, Not Poverty Reduction
    Cheri Waters, Interaction
  • Norway: Silver Clouds and Dark Linings
    John Y. Jones, Networkers SouthNorth
  • European Union/European Commission: Increasing Budget Support, But Slow on Participation
    Simon Stocker, Eurostep in cooperation with Mirjam van Reisen and Ben Moore, EEPA

PART 2: Reference Section

PART 3: Directories

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Focus On Conflict, Security And Development World Poverty


CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

PART I: Introduction

  • Introduction
    Antonio Tujan, Jr., Reality of Aid
  • Political Overview
    The Reality of Aid Management Committee

PART II: Africa

  • Youth, Conflict, Security and Development
    Dr. Yakubu Zakaria, Foundation for Grassroots Initiative in Africa
  • A Critique to the Efficacy of Providing AID to Africa’s Peace Security Agenda
    Dr. Martin R. Rupiya, Institute for Security Studies
  • Intra-State Conflict and the Role of Development Aid: The Greater Horn of Africa and the Ivory Coast
    Lee M. Habasonda, Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD)
  • Securitization of Development Aid
    Ayodele Aderinwale, Africa Leadership Forum

PART III: Asia

  • Alternative Priorities
    Dr. Sanaa Abou Chacra, Arab NGO Network for Development
  • Nepal: The Militarization of Foreign Aid
    Gopal Siwakoti “Chintan” and Neeru Shrestha, Nepal Policy Institute
  • Aid and Conflict: The Philippine Case
    Arnold Padilla, IBON Foundation

PART IV: Latin America

  • Security Development Cooperation and Conflict: the Colombian Case
    Mauricio Katz, PNUD
  • United States Security Cooperation Policy in Latin America
    Adam Isacson, Center for International Policy
  • International Cooperation and Security
    Diego Garcia-Sayan, Inter-American Court of Human Rights

PART V: OECD

  • The Link between Arms Sales and Development
    Debbie Hillier , Oxfam-UK
  • US Aid: Through a National Security Lens
    Adrienne Paul Elwell, Interaction
  • Australian Aid: Promoting Insecurity?
    Tim O’Connor, Sharni Chan and Dr. James Goodman, Aidwatch
  • Japan’s ODA at a Crossroad: Counter-terrorism or Poverty Eradication?
    Koshida Kiyokazu,Pacific Asia Resource Center
  • Dutch Aid and the Interface of Conflict, Security and Development
    Jan Ruyssenaars and Nicole Metz, Oxfam Novib

PART VI: World Aid and Donor Reports

  • Shifting Trends: ODA, Global Security and the MDGs
    Arnold Padilla, Ibon Foundation and Brian Tomlinson, CCIC
  • Australia
    Garth Luke, ACFID
  • Belgium
    Han Verleyen, 11.11.11, Coalition of the Flemish North South Movement
  • Canada
    Erin Simpson and Brian Tomlinson, Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)
  • Denmark
    Jesper Heldgaard, freelance journalist, and Lars Anderskouv, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke
  • Europe
    Mikaela Gavas, BOND
  • Finland
    Tytti Nahi & Miia Toikka, KEPA – Service Centre for Development Cooperation
  • France
    Katia Herrgott and Régis Mabilais, Coordination SUD
  • Germany
    Peter Mucke, Terre des hommes, Germany
  • Ireland
    Howard Dalzell, Concern Worldwide
  • Italy
    Marco Zupi / Carlotta Aiello, Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI)
  • Japan
    Tatsuya Watanabe, JANIC
  • Netherlands
    Nicole Metz, Oxfam Novib
  • New Zealand
    Ewan Morris, Council for International Development/ Kaunihera m te Whakapakari Ao Whänui
  • Norway
    Gunnar Garbo, The Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development
  • Portugal
    Luis Mah, OIKOS
  • Spain
    Marta Arias and Irene Milleiro, Intermón Oxfam
  • Sweden
    Jerker Thorsell, Forum Syd, with Lindsey Weber, Life and Peace Institute
  • Switzerland
    Michèle Laubscher, Alliance Sud (formerly Swiss Coalition)
  • UK
    Giorgiana Rosa, BOND (British Overseas NGOs for Development)
  • US
    Dr. Allen Jones and Seth Nickinson, InterAction

PART VII: Reference Sections

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Reality of Aid Report 2006 Part IV

Reality of Aid Report 2006 Part V

Reality of Aid Report 2006 Part VI

Reality of Aid Report 2006 Part VII

Focus on Governance and Human Rights


CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Participating Agencies

PART I: Introduction

  • Introduction
    Antonio Tujan Jr, IBON
  • Political Overview
    Reality of Aid Network

PART II: Africa

  • Governance and promotion of human rights in international cooperation
    Opa Kapijimpanga, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
  • Re-thinking aid: Development cooperation in a multilateral crisis
    Edward Oyugi, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
  • The poverty reduction growth facility, poverty reduction strategies and development aid
    Nelson Nyangu, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
  • West Africa: Donor conditions aid increasing poverty
    Leo Atakpu, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ)
  • Tanzania: Partnership produces some best practice on aid management
    B M Elikana and J K G Mapunjo

PART III: Asia/Pacific and the Middle East

  • Fiji and the Pacific: Competing paradigms of good governance, human rights and democracy
    Kevin J. Barr MSC, Ecumenical Center for Research and Advocacy (ECRA)
  • Indonesia: Governance within the Consultative Group On Indonesia: Partnership or domination?
    Sugeng Bahagijo, International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID)
  • Japan: Security and development as an emerging issue
    Koshida Kiyokazu, Pacific Asia Resource Center (PARC)
  • Nepal: How donors reject governance and human rights: two case studies of hydropower and water supply projects in Nepal
    Gopal Siwakoti `Chintan’, Nepal Policy Institute (NPI)
  • Philippines: USAID’s AGILE: toying with governance to globalise the Philippines?
    Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo, IBON Foundation, Inc.
  • Middle East: The problematics of `governance’ in the Arab experience
    Chafic Cheaib, Arab NGO Network on Development (ANND)

PART IV: Latin America

  • Decentralisation processes in Latin America: achievements and challenges for international cooperation
    Felipe Caballero & Mariano Valderrama
  • Empowerment of people in poverty and civil society participation in international cooperation
    Mariano Valderrama, Peruvian Citizen Proposal Group

PART V: OECD

  • The Millennium Development Goals
  • Governance and poverty: can the goals get donors back on track?
    Shennia Spillane, Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)
  • Civil society participation in EC Aid: a cornerstone of good governance?
    Mikaela Gavas, BOND

PART VI: World Aid and Donor Reports

  • Global pledges sacrificed to national interests
    Tony German and Judith Randel, Development Initiatives
  • Australia: Security issues dominate over direct poverty reduction
    Shennia Spillane, Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)
  • Austria
  • Belgium: Concern as Foreign Affairs swallows the aid budget
    Han Verleyen, 11.11.11, Coalition of the Flemish North South Movement
  • Canada: Doubling the budget is just one of the challenges
    Brian Tomlinson, Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)
  • Denmark: A world of difference indeed
    Jesper Heldgaard, freelance journalist, and Lars Anderskouv, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke
  • EU and EC: Soft power ambitions compromising EU development aid?
    Howard Mollett, BOND
  • Finland: Rights-based approach stresses participation implementation is the challenge
    Maria Suoheimo, KEPA
  • France: Increases promised in a `freezing’ climate
    Amélie Canonne and Grégory Jacob, for Centre de Recherche et d’Information pour le Developpement (CRID), with translation by David Sunderland
  • Germany: Stabilisation at last, but at a low level
    Peter Mucke, Terre Des Hommes Deutschland e.V.
  • Ireland: Aid target missed but the outlook is positive
    Claire Martin and Howard Dalzell, Concern Worldwide
  • Japan: Muted celebrations for 50 years of Japanese aid
    Tatsuya Watanabe, JANIC (board member)
  • Italy: Debt reduction fails to reverse downard trend
    Carlotta Aiello, José Luis Rhi-Sausi and Marco Zupi, CeSPI
  • Netherlands: Mutual interests, mutual responsibilities
    Nicole Metz, Novib/Oxfam Netherlands
  • New Zealand: New agency makes poverty elimination its mission
    Rae Julian, Council for International Development/ Kaunihera mÖ te Whakapakari Ao Whänui
  • Norway: Goals and focus remain but foreign policy influence grows
    Gweneth Berge, Norwegian Church Aid
  • Portugal: Regression and expectation in Portuguese cooperation
    Rita Veiga, Eline Feijão, Oikos
  • Spain: Steps forward on quantity, backwards on quality
    Marta Arias and Carmen González, Intermón Oxfam
  • Sweden: Sweden aims for coherent approach
    Magnus Walan and Ankin Ljungman, Diakonia
  • Switzerland: Joining the UN but missing the UN target
    Michèle Laubscher, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Swissaid/Fastenopfer/ Brot für alle/Helvetas/Caritas/Heks

PART VII: Reference Section

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CONTENTS

PART 1: Introduction

PART 2: Africa 

  • Retracing the path to sustainability 
  • Motivations for Aid
  • Tied aid
  • Aid and unequal trade
  • Aid and politics
  • Conditionality
  • Undermining ownership, deepening the aid/debt trap
  • The aid distortions
  • Governance and aid
  • The pros of development assistance
  • The PRSP policy framework
  • Policy observations 

by African Network on Debt and Development 23 (AFRODAD), in collaboration with Uganda Debt Network, Zambia Association for Research and Development, Partnership – Cameroon, Tanzania Social and Economic Trust, Mozambique Debt Group, Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development, and Zimbabwe Women Resource Centre and Network

PART 3: Asia

  • Overview – Post-crash flows fail to ease the human toll by Antonio Tujan Jr, IBON
  • Japanese ODA in Indonesia – a high price for poverty by Sugeng Bahagijo, International NGO Forum on Indonesia Development (INFID), Indonesia 
  • Creating the conditions for economic collapse by Goh Chien Yen, Third World Network, Malaysia 
  • Trading national sovereignty – for debt by Rosario Bella Guzman, IBON 
  • ODA and gender conditionality by Gertrudes A Ranjo-Libang, Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), Philippines 
  • Who’s aiding whom? Poverty, conflict and ODA in Nepal by Gopal Siwakoti ‘Chintan’, Water and Energy Users Federation-Nepal 

PART 4: Latin America

  • Overview – Increase masks downward trend by Federico Negrón, CEPES/ALOP
  • Plan Columbia: cooperation towards war or peace? by ALOP
  • Out of the Tower of Babel by Mariano Valderrama, CEPES /ALOP 
  • Partnership questioned: NGOs and external conditionality by ALOP

PART 5: OECD

  • Promoting ownership and gender equality by Brian Tomlinson, Canadian Council for International Cooperation
  • The Asian Development Bank and conditionality by Andrew Nette, ACFOA
  • When a blessing is a curse by Nancy Alexander, Globalization Challenge Initiative
  • The Cotonou Agreement by Louise Hilditch, ActionAid
  • Partnership and poverty-focus in tension by ActionAid

PART 6: World Aid and Donor Reports

  • World aid trends: Never richer, never poorer by Tony German and Judith Randel, Development Initiatives
  • Australia by Andrew Nette and Mic McClellan, ACFOA
  • Austria by Elfriede Schachner, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (AGEZ)
  • Belgium by Han Verleyen, 11.11.11, Coalition of the Flemish North South Movement
  • Canada by Brian Tomlinson, Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)
  • Denmark by Lars Anderskouv, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke
  • EU by Simon Stocker and Mirjam van Reisen, Eurostep
  • Finland by Folke Sundman and Mark Waller, Service Centre for Development Cooperation (KePa)
  • France by Amelie Canonne, Observatoire Permanent de la Cooperation Francaise (OPCF) on behalf of the Centre de Recherche et d’Information pour le Developpement (CRID)
  • Germany by Birgit Dederichs-Bain, DWHH and TDH
  • Ireland by Cary Gibson, Concern Worldwide
  • Italy by José Luis Rhi-Sausi, Marco Zupi, Movimondo
  • Japan by Akio Takayanagi, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)
  • Netherlands by Conny Heemskerk, Novib
  • New Zealand by Pat Webster, Council for International Development
  • Norway by Alex Borchgrevink, NUPI (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) for Norwegian People’s Aid
  • Portugal by Rita Viega, Oikos
  • Spain by Gonzalo Fanjul, Intermon Oxfam
  • Sweden by Anders Ingelstam and Svante Sandberg, Forum Syd
  • Switzerland by Peter Niggli, Swiss Coalition of Development Organisations
  • UK by Belen Vazquez, ActionAid
  • USA by Emira Woods, InterAction 

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