Sunday, August 3, 2008

Business Daily/South Centre: Paris Declaration on aid a form of collective colonialism by donors

South Centre article authored by Yash Tandon, Executive Director, South Centre appears in Business Daily (Nairobi):

August 1, 2008: At first glance, the Paris Declaration (PD) looks benign. It recognises faults of the present system, and sets out sensible principles. Why, then, are the developing countries not all that excited? Many have signed on to the PD, but apparently without fully analysing the implications of its proposals. Meanwhile, awareness is growing among both civil-society and government actors in the developing world that not all that glitters about the PD is gold, and that underlying the declaration could be another agenda not readily transparent at first reading.

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Eurodad said...

Interesting post. Please do check out The Better Aid Blog at:

The is the place to find gossip, inside stories and interesting tit-bits on how rich country governments and multilateral institutions are spending their aid money.