1. Aid from OECD countries - who gives the most and how has it changed?The EU misses its aid target for 2010 

    Aid from OECD countries - who gives the most and how has it changed?
    The EU misses its aid target for 2010 

  2. Giving aid to developing countries with one hand while removing tax revenue with the other allows UK-based multinational companies to shirk their responsibilities at the expense of the poorest people in the world.

    — Ivan Lewis, UK shadow international development secretary

  3. The Guardian: “Charity asks UK to reverse move that could cost developing countries £4bn”

    Nicholas Watt - Chief Political Correspondent. Thursday, 23 August, 2012

  4. Aid also drains the Euro Zone …Billions is EU financing ends in unfinished business AND bridges.
'From 2000 to 2011, Italy received more than $60 billion in European Union financing to underwrite a wide array of programs, in areas including agriculture and infrastructure, most of it directed to the south, with little but a half-completed highway to show for it. Spain, which was given a little more than $100 billion, at least built a world-class high-speed rail network. (Greece received $50 billion, an enormous amount in per capita terms, also to unclear effect.)’

    Aid also drains the Euro Zone …
    Billions is EU financing ends in unfinished business AND bridges.

    'From 2000 to 2011, Italy received more than $60 billion in European Union financing to underwrite a wide array of programs, in areas including agriculture and infrastructure, most of it directed to the south, with little but a half-completed highway to show for it. Spain, which was given a little more than $100 billion, at least built a world-class high-speed rail network. (Greece received $50 billion, an enormous amount in per capita terms, also to unclear effect.)’

  5. We are sick and tired of becoming the objects of development … We want to build our own destiny.

    — Rose Molokoane, Urban Poor Fund International

  6. 
African aid: no more ‘pity shit’
Western ‘caring’ for Africans is just as objectifying as old-fashioned racism

by Magatte WadeThursday 4 October 2012 07.56 EDT

    African aid: no more ‘pity shit’

    Western ‘caring’ for Africans is just as objectifying as old-fashioned racism

    by Magatte WadeThursday 4 October 2012 07.56 EDT

  7. How can aid agencies promote local governance and accountability? Lessons from five countries. →

    Highlights and summarizes lessons from a new series of papers on Oxfam’s program work on local governance and community action.

    Source: Oxfam From Poverty to Power Blog

  8. Aid still matters once growth begins →

    Corrects “confusion among policymakers between graduation to middle-income status and graduation from aid dependency.”

    Source: The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog

  9. The best story in development →

    Discussion of the factors behind the drop in child mortality in many African countries on their way to meeting this MDG.

    Source: The Economist via Oxfam From Poverty to Power Blog